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Boonton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Boonton had a population of 8,506 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boonton 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 Boonton: Booneton, Boonetown, Boun Town, Old Forge.

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


Total Population 8,506
Daytime Population: Workers 3,853
Daytime Population: Residents 3,922
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,775
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 8,381
Population in Familes 6,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 3,643
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $87,847
Average Household Income $111,024
Per Capita Income $43,259


Total Housing Units 3,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,844 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,428 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $409,307
Average Home Value $445,350


Total Households 3,272
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,138
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 0.26% 0.25%
Households 0.16% 0.18%
Families 0.16% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 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 # 176 68th
Population Density # 185 66th
Diversity Index # 178 68th
Median Household Income # 198 64th
Per Capita Income # 199 64th

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