Watchung, NJ 07069 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 07069: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Watchung, NJ 07069

Acceptable Alternative
Plainfield, NJ 07069

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 301
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,301
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 97
  • County: Somerset County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.637, Longitude -74.452
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Watchung, NJ 07069 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,065
Population in Households 5,943
Population in Familes 5,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 966
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 2,198
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,674
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,729 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 469 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $792,054
Average Home Value $794,997


Median Household Income $126,387
Average Household Income $175,249
Per Capita Income $64,266
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.6%
Households 0.39% 0.52%
Families 0.35% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Watchung, NJ 07069 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07069 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 392 33rd
Population Density1 # 381 34th
Diversity Index2 # 263 55th
Median Household Income # 59 90th
Per Capita Income # 60 90th

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