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Helmetta, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Helmetta had a population of 2,303 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Helmetta 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 Helmetta: Railroad Mills.

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


Total Population 2,303
Daytime Population: Workers 222
Daytime Population: Residents 1,110
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 2,303
Population in Familes 1,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,710
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $82,266
Average Household Income $93,109
Per Capita Income $37,882


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 794 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $247,403
Average Home Value $292,097


Total Households 937
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 626
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 0.77% 0.85%
Households 0.7% 0.74%
Families 0.68% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 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 # 384 30th
Population Density # 254 54th
Diversity Index # 275 49th
Median Household Income # 236 57th
Per Capita Income # 284 48th

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