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New Providence, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Providence had a population of 12,621 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for New Providence is located at latitude 40.6989 and longitude -74.4066 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Providence (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 226 feet.

The Borough of New Providence (GNIS ID: 885321) 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 New Providence 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 New Providence: Turkey.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 12,621
Population in Households 12,488
Population in Familes 11,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 3,467
Diversity Index2 42
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,523
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 3,413
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,343 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,180 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $616,285
Average Home Value $635,425
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $126,098
Average Household Income $178,015
Per Capita Income $64,191
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.79%
Households 0.41% 0.67%
Families 0.37% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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.

New Providence, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Providence 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 # 98 82nd
Population Density1 # 197 64th
Diversity Index2 # 258 53rd
Median Household Income # 46 92nd
Per Capita Income # 56 90th

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