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, 2016)


Total Population 57,943
Population in Households 50,303
Population in Familes 31,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,640
Population Density1 9,028
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 14,733
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 7,954
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 15,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,048 (19.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,685 (73.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,121 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $251,007
Average Home Value $279,265


Median Household Income $36,146
Average Household Income $52,150
Per Capita Income $15,460
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.75%
Households 0.67% 0.78%
Families 0.4% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.29%
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.

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

The table below compares 08901 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 # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 59 90th
Diversity Index2 # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 556 4th
Per Capita Income # 559 4th

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