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Fords, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fords Census Designated Place had a population of 15,472 as of July 1, 2018. Fords ranks in the upper 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 Fords is located at latitude 40.5438 and longitude -74.3129 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Fords Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Fords Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389094) 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 Fords Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

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


Total Population 15,472
Population in Households 15,472
Population in Familes 13,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,835
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $84,972
Average Household Income $101,274
Per Capita Income $35,672


Total Housing Units 5,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,849 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,570 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $313,708
Average Home Value $317,290


Total Households 5,419
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 4,000
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 0.23% 0.2%
Households 0.07% 0.08%
Families -0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Fords, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fords 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 # 72 87th
Population Density # 83 85th
Diversity Index # 60 89th
Median Household Income # 246 55th
Per Capita Income # 346 37th

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