Jamesburg, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jamesburg, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jamesburg had a population of 6,145 as of July 1, 2017. Jamesburg 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 Jamesburg is located at latitude 40.349 and longitude -74.4402 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jamesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Borough of Jamesburg (GNIS ID: 885263) 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 Jamesburg 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 Jamesburg: Buckalews Bogs, Jamesburgh.

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


Total Population 6,145
Daytime Population: Workers 1,850
Daytime Population: Residents 3,054
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,904
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 6,131
Population in Familes 5,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 7,004
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $58,849
Average Household Income $80,064
Per Capita Income $29,284


Total Housing Units 2,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,372 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 869 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $298,903
Average Home Value $317,019


Total Households 2,241
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,538
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 0.53% 0.61%
Households 0.43% 0.55%
Families 0.42% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Jamesburg, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jamesburg 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 # 226 59th
Population Density # 62 89th
Diversity Index # 84 85th
Median Household Income # 414 24th
Per Capita Income # 423 23rd

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