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Matawan, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Matawan had a population of 8,771 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Matawan is located at latitude 40.411 and longitude -74.2365 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Matawan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Borough of Matawan (GNIS ID: 885293) 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 Matawan 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 Matawan: Matayan, Mattawan, Middletown, Middletown Point, New Aberdeen.

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


Total Population 8,771
Daytime Population: Workers 3,432
Daytime Population: Residents 3,936
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,368
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 8,674
Population in Familes 7,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 3,879
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $80,901
Average Household Income $104,915
Per Capita Income $40,163


Total Housing Units 3,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,976 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,347 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $344,964
Average Home Value $375,974


Total Households 3,323
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,252
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 -0.06% -0.01%
Households -0.14% -0.05%
Families -0.16% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Matawan, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matawan 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 # 165 70th
Population Density # 166 70th
Diversity Index # 220 60th
Median Household Income # 253 54th
Per Capita Income # 240 56th

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