Bound Brook, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bound Brook, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bound Brook had a population of 11,147 as of July 1, 2017. Bound Brook ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Bound Brook is located at latitude 40.5677 and longitude -74.5372 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bound Brook (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Borough of Bound Brook (GNIS ID: 885166) 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 Bound Brook 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 Bound Brook: Boundbreak, Boundbrook, Bridgewater.

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


Total Population 11,147
Daytime Population: Workers 3,179
Daytime Population: Residents 4,961
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,140
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 11,124
Population in Familes 8,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 6,719
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $62,506
Average Household Income $83,487
Per Capita Income $28,531


Total Housing Units 4,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,707 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,092 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $295,313
Average Home Value $306,547


Total Households 3,799
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 2,573
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 0.96% 0.83%
Households 0.8% 0.74%
Families 0.76% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Bound Brook, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bound Brook 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 # 125 77th
Population Density # 68 88th
Diversity Index # 47 91st
Median Household Income # 384 30th
Per Capita Income # 441 19th

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