Glassboro, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Glassboro, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glassboro had a population of 20,535 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Glassboro is located at latitude 39.7001 and longitude -75.1114 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Glassboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Borough of Glassboro (GNIS ID: 885231) 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 Glassboro: Glass Town, Glassborough, Glassworks.

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


Total Population 20,535
Population in Households 18,351
Population in Familes 13,903
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,184
Population Density2 2,236
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $63,707
Average Household Income $80,839
Per Capita Income $28,151


Total Housing Units 7,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,259 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,644 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $215,858
Average Home Value $235,460


Total Households 6,903
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,424
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.22% 0.93%
Households 1.39% 1.05%
Families 1.31% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Glassboro, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glassboro 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 # 49 91st
Population Density # 307 44th
Diversity Index # 165 70th
Median Household Income # 405 26th
Per Capita Income # 464 15th

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