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Alpha, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Alpha had a population of 2,429 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Alpha is located at latitude 40.6594 and longitude -75.1571 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Alpha (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Borough of Alpha (GNIS ID: 885138) 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 Alpha 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 Alpha: Straw.

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


Total Population 2,429
Daytime Population: Workers 1,077
Daytime Population: Residents 1,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,208
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 2,420
Population in Familes 1,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,453
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $57,305
Average Household Income $69,012
Per Capita Income $28,323


Total Housing Units 1,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 678 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $185,926
Average Home Value $200,590


Total Households 992
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 650
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 0.35% 0.33%
Households 0.4% 0.32%
Families 0.39% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Alpha, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpha 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 # 376 31st
Population Density # 386 29th
Diversity Index # 374 32nd
Median Household Income # 426 22nd
Per Capita Income # 443 19th

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