New Jersey - Research Tools

Evaluate Demographic Data: States, Cities, ZIP Codes & Neighborhoods

Demographic Data

Demographic data is indispensable in developing an understanding of different communities.

HOW TO FIND:

  1. PROFILES WITH DEMOGRAPHIC DATA including population, housing, households and income can quickly be found by browsing or searching different sections of the New Jersey Gazetteer. See
  2. A RANKED LIST of New Jersey cities & towns, Counties, or ZIP Codes, is easly to obtained using the New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.
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  3. EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data, simply input an address to obtain local demographic data.
    Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Neighborhoods

HomeTownLocator has developed a neighborhood research tool where you simply input an address of interest and then instantly obtain a two-page report for the local area. The report includes information for the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data, applicable school attendance zones for the address, a map of the local area and a customized directory for that specific address.

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit that the Census Bureau uses for demographic data.

You'll find a EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Tool about mid-way down the home page of New Jersey Gazetteer. You'll also find additional copies of the address input form above the map on profile pages for cities, towns and ZIP Codes.

Interactive Maps & Boundary Maps

Maps

Boundary Maps

The HomeTownLoctor State Gazetteers have boundary maps for:

  • Incorporated cities, towns and villages
  • Census Designated Places (CDPs)
  • Counties
  • School Districts & School Attendance Zones
  • ZIP Codes
Interactive Maps
  1. Which Schools? All of the maps in the Schools Section of this gazetteer are interactive. They allow you pan and zoom-in to find an area of interest. When you click on the map to place a marker, the schools that serve that location are identified. Also note that the maps all have an address form field in the upper left. Input an address in the form and you'll find what school zones are applicable for that address
  2. Which County? The New Jersey map (on the top-level page in the Maps Section of this is an interactive map that works in a similar fashion to the schools map described above. Pan and zoom-in to an area of interest and mark the spot with a click. You'll immediately have the County identified. You can also input an address in the form in the upper left and do the same thing.
  3. Which Congressional District? The New Jersey Congressional District Map is also interactive. You can zoom-in and place a marker with a mouse click or you can input an address in the form in the upper-left.
  4. Which ZIP Code? All of the maps in the ZIP Code Section of this gazetteer are interactive. You can input an address in the form in the upper-left and find the applicable ZIP Code.

Rank Cities, Towns & ZIP Codes

Zip Codes

Within State Rankings

Using the Census Data Comparison Tool, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, Counties or ZIP Codes by:

  1. Population
  2. Population Density
  3. Diversity Index
  4. Average Household Income
  5. Per Capita Income

Note that when viewing the profile for any incorporated city, town village, Census Designated Place (CDP), county or ZIP Code, at the bottom of the individual profile for that location is data about how that area compares to it's within state peers. Both the peer rank and percentile is included with every profile.

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National Rankings

Using the National Census Data Comparison Tool, you can rank the top (or bottom) 200 cities, counties or ZIP Codes in the U.S. for the five key demographic data items used for the within state rankings.

Locate Physical, Cultural and Historical Features

Driving

This gazetteer tracks the 40 types of New Jersey physical, cultural and historic features such as lakes, islands, bays, airports, harbors, hosptials, etc., recorded in the Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) maintained by US Geological Survey (USGS).

  1. BROWSE by Feature Types at the STATE level
  2. BROWSE by Feature Types at the COUNTY level
  3. SEARCH for specific featres by Type & Name using the form

Once you've selected a feature of interest, the feature location is marked on a searchable map and the page has links to driving directions, local area photos, hotels, and other nearby resources.

Physical Cultural Historical

Research Public Schools

Schools

The Schools Section of this gazetteer has information public and private schools, school districts, school attendance zone boundaries with maps.

You can:

  1. Find Schools by Name
  2. Find Schools by City
  3. Find Schools by ZIP Code
  4. Find Schools by County
  5. Use an interactive map to zoom-in and locate a particular place and when you click on that location, the applicable schools will be identified.
  6. Input an address into a form in the top-left above any map in the school section of the state gazetteer and the applicable primary school, middle school and high school will be indicated.
School Profiles

Each school profile has contact information for the school and school district, the number of students, teachers and the student-teacher ratio, the lowest and highest grade in the school and the number of students by grade level.