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The Borough of Watchung had a population of 5,881 as of July 1, 2021. Watchung 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 Watchung is located at latitude 40.6379 and longitude -74.451 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Watchung encompass a land area of 6.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.
The Borough of Watchung 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.
|Total Population||5,881 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,719 (97.2%)|
|Population in Families||5,044 (85.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||162 ( 2.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$160,694|
|Average Household Income||$209,473|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||20%|
|Per Capita Income||$76,064|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,256 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,670 (74.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||464 (20.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||122 ( 5.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$768,234|
|Average Home Value||$863,952|
|Housing Affordability Index3||115|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.83%|
|Per Capita Income||2.23%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.3%|
The table below compares Watchung to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 234||57th|
|Population Density||# 431||21st|
|Median Household Income||# 40||93rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 227||42nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 60||89th|
|Diversity Index||# 224||59th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.