Paulsboro, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Paulsboro, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Paulsboro had a population of 6,011 as of July 1, 2017. Paulsboro 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 Paulsboro is located at latitude 39.84 and longitude -75.24 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Paulsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Borough of Paulsboro (GNIS ID: 885344) 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 Paulsboro 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 Paulsboro: Crown Point, Paulsborough.

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


Total Population 6,011
Daytime Population: Workers 1,361
Daytime Population: Residents 3,410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,771
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 6,003
Population in Familes 4,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,172
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $31,837
Average Household Income $47,760
Per Capita Income $17,903


Total Housing Units 2,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,213 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,034 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $136,331
Average Home Value $186,068


Total Households 2,247
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,559
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 -0.2% -0.03%
Households -0.24% -0.04%
Families -0.27% -0.08%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Paulsboro, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paulsboro 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 # 235 57th
Population Density # 216 61st
Diversity Index # 110 80th
Median Household Income # 532 3rd
Per Capita Income # 533 2nd

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