Raritan, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Raritan, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Raritan had a population of 7,755 as of July 1, 2017. Raritan ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Raritan is located at latitude 40.5714 and longitude -74.646 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Raritan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Borough of Raritan (GNIS ID: 885365) 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 Raritan 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 Raritan: Rariton.

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


Total Population 7,755
Daytime Population: Workers 8,991
Daytime Population: Residents 3,433
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 7,747
Population in Familes 6,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,891
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $75,468
Average Household Income $96,170
Per Capita Income $37,031


Total Housing Units 3,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,669 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,314 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $345,652
Average Home Value $372,349


Total Households 2,983
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,969
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 1.66% 1.25%
Households 1.53% 1.18%
Families 1.66% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Raritan, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raritan 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 # 190 65th
Population Density # 165 70th
Diversity Index # 131 76th
Median Household Income # 296 46th
Per Capita Income # 291 47th

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