Boonton, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Boonton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Boonton had a population of 8,475 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Boonton is located at latitude 40.9038 and longitude -74.4064 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Boonton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Town of Boonton (GNIS ID: 885164) 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 Boonton: Booneton, Boonetown, Boun Town, Old Forge.

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


Total Population 8,475
Population in Households 8,350
Population in Familes 6,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 3,629
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $90,698
Average Household Income $115,621
Per Capita Income $45,110


Total Housing Units 3,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,876 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,390 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $443,509
Average Home Value $464,819


Total Households 3,266
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,131
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 0.18% 0.15%
Households 0.12% 0.09%
Families 0.1% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Boonton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boonton 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 # 177 68th
Population Density # 187 66th
Diversity Index # 174 68th
Median Household Income # 211 61st
Per Capita Income # 205 63rd

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