Raritan, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Raritan, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Raritan had a population of 8,010 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raritan: Rariton.

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


Total Population 8,010
Population in Households 8,002
Population in Familes 6,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 4,019
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $79,160
Average Household Income $104,786
Per Capita Income $40,304


Total Housing Units 3,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,503 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,575 (48.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $365,652
Average Home Value $399,784


Total Households 3,078
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,031
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 1.86% 1.31%
Households 1.72% 1.25%
Families 1.84% 1.31%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

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, 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 # 187 66th
Population Density # 152 72nd
Diversity Index # 136 75th
Median Household Income # 289 47th
Per Capita Income # 280 49th

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