Jamesburg, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Jamesburg, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jamesburg had a population of 6,062 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.3526 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jamesburg: Buckalews Bogs, Jamesburgh.

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


Total Population 6,062
Population in Households 6,048
Population in Familes 5,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 6,909
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $64,309
Average Household Income $84,906
Per Capita Income $31,026


Total Housing Units 2,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,357 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 852 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $333,022
Average Home Value $332,903


Total Households 2,209
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,513
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 0.3% 0.26%
Households 0.2% 0.18%
Families 0.17% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

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, 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 # 230 58th
Population Density # 65 88th
Diversity Index # 81 85th
Median Household Income # 398 27th
Per Capita Income # 419 23rd

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