South Bound Brook, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Bound Brook, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Bound Brook had a population of 4,708 as of July 1, 2016. South Bound Brook ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Bound Brook is located at latitude 40.5539 and longitude -74.5275 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Bound Brook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Borough of South Bound Brook (GNIS ID: 885401) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Bound Brook population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Bound Brook: Bloomington, South Boundbrook.

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South Bound Brook, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,708
Population in Households 4,696
Population in Familes 3,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 7,154
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 1,778
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,008 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 770 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $264,640
Average Home Value $313,839


Median Household Income $77,274
Average Household Income $90,279
Per Capita Income $34,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.65%
Households 0.41% 0.53%
Families 0.35% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

South Bound Brook, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Bound Brook to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 271 50th
Population Density1 # 59 89th
Diversity Index2 # 50 91st
Median Household Income # 274 50th
Per Capita Income # 332 39th

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