Helmetta, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Helmetta, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Helmetta had a population of 2,458 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Helmetta is located at latitude 40.3786 and longitude -74.4235 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Helmetta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Borough of Helmetta (GNIS ID: 885250) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Helmetta: Railroad Mills.

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


Total Population 2,458
Population in Households 2,458
Population in Familes 2,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,892
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $82,679
Average Household Income $94,894
Per Capita Income $38,684


Total Housing Units 1,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 849 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $235,471
Average Home Value $292,845


Total Households 1,002
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 668
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 1.48% 1.09%
Households 1.43% 1.02%
Families 1.39% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Helmetta, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Helmetta 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 # 373 32nd
Population Density # 235 57th
Diversity Index # 270 51st
Median Household Income # 270 51st
Per Capita Income # 304 44th

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