New Providence, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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New Providence, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Providence had a population of 12,972 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for New Providence is located at latitude 40.6984 and longitude -74.4015 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Providence encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 226 feet.

The Borough of New Providence (GNIS ID: 885321) 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 New Providence: Turkey.

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


Total Population 12,972
Population in Households 12,839
Population in Familes 11,414
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 3,563
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $143,065
Average Household Income $195,134
Per Capita Income $70,032


Total Housing Units 4,713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,474 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,156 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $634,659
Average Home Value $657,693


Total Households 4,630
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 3,498
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 0.78% 0.65%
Households 0.6% 0.55%
Families 0.58% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

New Providence, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Providence 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 # 96 83rd
Population Density # 190 65th
Diversity Index # 256 53rd
Median Household Income # 46 92nd
Per Capita Income # 53 90th

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