Branchville, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Branchville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Branchville had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2020. Branchville ranks in the lower 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 Branchville is located at latitude 41.1465 and longitude -74.7524 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Branchville encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Borough of Branchville (GNIS ID: 885168) 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.


Branchville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 739 (100%)
Population in Households 734 (99.3%)
Population in Families 574 (77.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,248
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $73,316
Average Household Income $87,344
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $38,261
Wealth Index5 89


Total HU (Housing Units) 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $272,426
Average Home Value $287,440
Housing Affordability Index3 144


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -1.08% -1.05%
Households -0.97% -1.01%
Families -1.09% -1.05%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   0.33%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.19%


Branchville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Branchville to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 479 12th
Population Density # 403 26th
Median Household Income # 375 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 384 70th
Per Capita Income # 341 38th
Diversity Index # 472 13th

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