New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,473
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,051
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,621
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.488, Longitude -74.447
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 58,976
Daytime Population: Workers 35,626
Daytime Population: Residents 32,186
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67,812
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 51,346
Population in Familes 32,280
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,630
Population Density2 9,400
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $35,429
Average Household Income $52,837
Per Capita Income $15,619


Total Housing Units 16,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,030 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,023 (74.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,073 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $259,709
Average Home Value $285,446


Total Households 15,053
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 8,065
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.93% 0.8%
Households 0.91% 0.87%
Families 0.58% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08901 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 # 10 98th
Population Density # 60 90th
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 554 4th
Per Capita Income # 557 4th

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