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Glassboro, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glassboro had a population of 19,589 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glassboro 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 Glassboro: Glass Town, Glassborough, Glassworks.

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


Total Population 19,589
Daytime Population: Workers 6,088
Daytime Population: Residents 10,145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,233
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 17,405
Population in Familes 13,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,184
Population Density2 2,133
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $59,424
Average Household Income $76,035
Per Capita Income $26,393


Total Housing Units 7,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,962 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,574 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 518 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $209,495
Average Home Value $234,351


Total Households 6,536
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,179
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.73% 0.61%
Households 0.83% 0.69%
Families 0.7% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 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 # 51 91st
Population Density # 319 42nd
Diversity Index # 166 70th
Median Household Income # 409 25th
Per Capita Income # 472 14th

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