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Frenchtown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Frenchtown had a population of 1,383 as of July 1, 2017. Frenchtown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Frenchtown is located at latitude 40.5312 and longitude -75.0514 in Hunterdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Frenchtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Hunterdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Borough of Frenchtown (GNIS ID: 885227) 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 Frenchtown 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 Frenchtown: Alexandria, Sunbeam.

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


Total Population 1,383
Daytime Population: Workers 444
Daytime Population: Residents 618
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,062
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,368
Population in Familes 1,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 1,095
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $69,411
Average Household Income $86,388
Per Capita Income $38,135


Total Housing Units 669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $318,304
Average Home Value $352,308


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 370
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 0.1% 0.1%
Households 0.18% 0.17%
Families 0.15% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.91%

Frenchtown, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frenchtown 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 # 439 20th
Population Density # 420 23rd
Diversity Index # 451 17th
Median Household Income # 335 39th
Per Capita Income # 278 49th

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