Bridgeton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bridgeton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeton had a population of 25,283 as of July 1, 2017. Bridgeton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bridgeton is located at latitude 39.4275 and longitude -75.228 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bridgeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Bridgeton (GNIS ID: 885169) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bridgeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bridgeton: Bridgetown, Cohansey Bridge, The Bridge.

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Bridgeton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,283
Daytime Population: Workers 9,405
Daytime Population: Residents 13,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 21,032
Population in Familes 16,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,251
Population Density2 4,092
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $33,265
Average Household Income $48,021
Per Capita Income $12,329


Total Housing Units 6,868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,163 (31.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,939 (57.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 766 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $120,231
Average Home Value $139,193


Total Households 6,102
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 4,180
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 -0.04% -0.21%
Households -0.36% -0.35%
Families -0.41% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Bridgeton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bridgeton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 37 93rd
Population Density # 150 73rd
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 528 3rd
Per Capita Income # 543 1st

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