Phillipsburg, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Phillipsburg, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Phillipsburg had a population of 15,113 as of July 1, 2017. Phillipsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Phillipsburg is located at latitude 40.692 and longitude -75.179 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Phillipsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Town of Phillipsburg (GNIS ID: 885350) 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 Phillipsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Phillipsburg: Chintewick, Lopatcong Village, Philipsburg, Phillipsburgh.

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Phillipsburg, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,113
Daytime Population: Workers 5,563
Daytime Population: Residents 8,454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 15,040
Population in Familes 11,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 4,733
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $42,387
Average Household Income $57,667
Per Capita Income $22,969


Total Housing Units 6,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,087 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,885 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 729 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $155,873
Average Home Value $176,085


Total Households 5,972
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,812
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.14%
Households 0.11% 0.12%
Families 0.09% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Phillipsburg, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phillipsburg to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 75 86th
Population Density # 117 79th
Diversity Index # 202 63rd
Median Household Income # 502 8th
Per Capita Income # 506 7th

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