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New Providence, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Providence had a population of 12,787 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for New Providence is located at latitude 40.6989 and longitude -74.4066 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Providence (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Providence 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 New Providence: Turkey.

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New Providence, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,787
Daytime Population: Workers 10,705
Daytime Population: Residents 6,625
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,330
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 12,654
Population in Familes 11,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 3,513
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $129,723
Average Household Income $185,120
Per Capita Income $66,507


Total Housing Units 4,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,359 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,208 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $607,044
Average Home Value $629,592


Total Households 4,567
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 3,454
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 0.68% 0.69%
Households 0.49% 0.57%
Families 0.48% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 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 # 98 82nd
Population Density # 198 64th
Diversity Index # 257 53rd
Median Household Income # 50 91st
Per Capita Income # 56 90th

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