Spotswood, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Spotswood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Spotswood had a population of 8,368 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Spotswood is located at latitude 40.3918 and longitude -74.3985 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Spotswood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Borough of Spotswood (GNIS ID: 885405) 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.

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


Total Population 8,368
Population in Households 8,126
Population in Familes 6,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density2 3,691
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $81,694
Average Household Income $94,390
Per Capita Income $36,628


Total Housing Units 3,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,471 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 680 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $308,216
Average Home Value $316,653


Total Households 3,151
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,151
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 0.16% 0.14%
Households 0.09% 0.08%
Families 0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Spotswood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spotswood 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 # 180 67th
Population Density # 182 67th
Diversity Index # 265 52nd
Median Household Income # 276 50th
Per Capita Income # 327 40th

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