Voorhees, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Voorhees, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Voorhees Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Somerset County at latitude 40.4822 and longitude -74.4925. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The formal official name is the Voorhees Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Voorhees, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Voorhees indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Voorhees Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Voorhees Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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Voorhees, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,103
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 949
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,536
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $313,750
Average Home Value $398,758


Median Household Income $43,228
Average Household Income $67,103
Per Capita Income $20,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.92% 2.1%
Households 2.69% 2.0%
Families 0.84% 1.95%
Median Household Income   4.81%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.


Voorhees, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Voorhees to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 458 16th
Population Density1 # 377 31st
Diversity Index2 # 68 88th
Median Household Income # 497 9th
Per Capita Income # 519 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.