Bridgeton, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Bridgeton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Bridgeton had a population of 24,773 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.4273 and longitude -75.2341 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.

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

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Bridgeton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,773
Population in Households 20,901
Population in Familes 16,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,872
Population Density2 4,009
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $34,773
Average Household Income $50,159
Per Capita Income $12,987


Total Housing Units 6,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,086 (30.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,977 (58.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 772 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $125,769
Average Home Value $143,924


Total Households 6,063
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 4,144
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.29%
Households -0.4% -0.43%
Families -0.46% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2018 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 # 39 93rd
Population Density # 154 72nd
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 526 4th
Per Capita Income # 542 1st

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