Port Reading, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Port Reading, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Port Reading Census Designated Place had a population of 3,752 as of July 1, 2018. Port Reading ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Port Reading is located at latitude 40.5616 and longitude -74.244 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Port Reading Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Port Reading Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389698) 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 Port Reading Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

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


Total Population 3,752
Population in Households 3,751
Population in Familes 3,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,671
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $82,098
Average Household Income $93,444
Per Capita Income $32,934


Total Housing Units 1,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 820 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 460 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $325,431
Average Home Value $330,708


Total Households 1,281
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 983
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 0.08% 0.07%
Households -0.02% -0.03%
Families -0.18% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Port Reading, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Reading 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 # 310 43rd
Population Density # 367 33rd
Diversity Index # 84 85th
Median Household Income # 273 50th
Per Capita Income # 381 30th

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