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Colonia, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Colonia Census Designated Place had a population of 18,347 as of July 1, 2019. Colonia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colonia is located at latitude 40.5745 and longitude -74.3021 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Colonia Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Colonia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389346) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Colonia Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colonia: Colonia Station, Houtenville.

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Colonia, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Colonia, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 120
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Colonia, NJ Wealth Index is 186
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 18,347 (100%)
Population in Households 18,339 (100.0%)
Population in Families 16,708 (91.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 4,673
Diversity Index2 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $104,848
Average Household Income $126,743
Per Capita Income $43,530
Wealth Index4 186

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,585 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $358,089
Housing Affordability Index3 120
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,317
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 5,112
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.33% 0.3%
Households 0.27% 0.24%
Families 0.28% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Colonia, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonia to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 59 89th
Population Density # 120 78th
Diversity Index # 191 65th
Median Household Income # 156 72nd
Per Capita Income # 246 55th

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