Branchville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Branchville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Branchville had a population of 786 as of July 1, 2016. Branchville ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Branchville is located at latitude 41.1472 and longitude -74.749 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Branchville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Borough of Branchville (GNIS ID: 885168) 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 Branchville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Branchville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 786
Population in Households 781
Population in Familes 610
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,326
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 342
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $287,698
Average Home Value $311,502


Median Household Income $61,841
Average Household Income $73,696
Per Capita Income $32,305
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.08% -0.88%
Households -0.99% -0.77%
Families -1.2% -0.89%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Branchville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Branchville 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 # 479 12th
Population Density1 # 395 28th
Diversity Index2 # 478 12th
Median Household Income # 384 30th
Per Capita Income # 361 34th

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