Edison, NJ 08817 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08817: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edison, NJ 08817

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.515, Longitude -74.395
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,321
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,800
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,393
    • Single Family Addresses: 15,407

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Edison, NJ 08817 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 46,294
Daytime Population: Workers 24,361
Daytime Population: Residents 22,114
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,475
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 45,378
Population in Familes 39,364
Population in Group Qrtrs 916
Population Density2 4,590
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $84,214
Average Household Income $100,570
Per Capita Income $35,670


Total Housing Units 16,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,210 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,868 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 645 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $314,481
Average Home Value $326,604


Total Households 16,078
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 11,985
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 0.53% 0.58%
Households 0.41% 0.5%
Families 0.4% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Edison, NJ 08817 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08817 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 31 95th
Population Density # 137 77th
Diversity Index # 95 84th
Median Household Income # 262 55th
Per Capita Income # 337 42nd

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