Edison, NJ 08820 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08820: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edison, NJ 08820

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 718
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,012
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 422
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.575, Longitude -74.364
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Edison, NJ 08820 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,758
Population in Households 39,463
Population in Familes 36,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 295
Population Density1 3,802
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 13,080
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 10,754
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,757 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,323 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 775 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $474,929
Average Home Value $522,161


Median Household Income $114,277
Average Household Income $149,067
Per Capita Income $49,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.48%
Households -0.09% 0.34%
Families -0.08% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.8%
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.

Edison, NJ 08820 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08820 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 # 53 91st
Population Density1 # 170 71st
Diversity Index2 # 206 65th
Median Household Income # 100 83rd
Per Capita Income # 158 73rd

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