Dorchester, NJ 08316 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08316: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dorchester, NJ 08316

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 11
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.271, Longitude -74.976
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Dorchester, NJ 08316 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 597
Population in Households 597
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $170,588
Average Home Value $189,453


Median Household Income $60,770
Average Household Income $69,308
Per Capita Income $26,237
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.07%
Households -0.14% -0.18%
Families -0.1% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Dorchester, NJ 08316 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08316 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 # 547 6th
Population Density1 # 565 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 520 11th
Median Household Income # 434 25th
Per Capita Income # 490 16th

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