Monroe Township, NJ 08831 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08831: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Acceptable Alternative
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Monroe, NJ 08831
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 995
  • Single Family Addresses: 21,974
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 856
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.35, Longitude -74.441
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Monroe Township, NJ 08831 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,890
Population in Households 49,107
Population in Familes 41,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 783
Population Density1 949
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 20,260
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 13,629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,012 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,248 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,525 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $336,227
Average Home Value $382,016


Median Household Income $74,328
Average Household Income $108,749
Per Capita Income $44,751
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.44% 1.23%
Households 1.13% 1.04%
Families 1.32% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Monroe Township, NJ 08831 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08831 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 # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 385 34th
Diversity Index2 # 250 57th
Median Household Income # 348 40th
Per Capita Income # 203 65th

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