South Bound Brook, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Bound Brook, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Bound Brook had a population of 4,868 as of July 1, 2017. South 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 South Bound Brook is located at latitude 40.5539 and longitude -74.5275 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Bound Brook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Borough of South Bound Brook (GNIS ID: 885401) 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 South 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 South Bound Brook: Bloomington, South Boundbrook.

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


Total Population 4,868
Daytime Population: Workers 638
Daytime Population: Residents 2,272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 4,856
Population in Familes 3,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 7,397
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $78,107
Average Household Income $93,473
Per Capita Income $35,404


Total Housing Units 1,981 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,033 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 806 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $269,836
Average Home Value $314,569


Total Households 1,839
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,185
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 0.9% 0.87%
Households 0.82% 0.78%
Families 0.79% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

South Bound Brook, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 267 51st
Population Density # 56 90th
Diversity Index # 46 92nd
Median Household Income # 277 49th
Per Capita Income # 322 41st

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