Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 07076: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 670
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,573
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 232
  • County: Union County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.62, Longitude -74.375
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,553
Daytime Population: Workers 7,940
Daytime Population: Residents 12,158
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,098
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 24,427
Population in Familes 21,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 2,674
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $115,962
Average Household Income $161,261
Per Capita Income $58,378


Total Housing Units 9,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,809 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,050 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 260 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $490,671
Average Home Value $560,908


Total Households 8,859
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 6,626
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 0.56% 0.61%
Households 0.4% 0.49%
Families 0.39% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07076 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 131 78th
Population Density # 240 59th
Diversity Index # 221 62nd
Median Household Income # 104 82nd
Per Capita Income # 94 84th

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