Franklin Center CDP, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Franklin Center CDP, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Franklin Center Census Designated Place had a population of 5,320 as of July 1, 2017. Franklin Center CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Franklin Center CDP is located at latitude 40.5315 and longitude -74.5414 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Franklin Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

The Franklin Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583990) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Franklin Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Franklin Center CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Franklin Center CDP, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,320
Daytime Population: Workers 17,144
Daytime Population: Residents 3,242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,386
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.83
Population in Households 4,995
Population in Familes 4,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 325
Population Density2 808
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $101,473
Average Household Income $135,584
Per Capita Income $60,855


Total Housing Units 2,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,923 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $406,844
Average Home Value $436,616


Total Households 2,303
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,604
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 2.46% 1.46%
Households 2.64% 1.39%
Families 2.82% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Franklin Center CDP, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Franklin Center CDP 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 # 249 54th
Population Density # 450 18th
Diversity Index # 184 66th
Median Household Income # 138 75th
Per Capita Income # 75 86th

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