Edison, NJ 08820 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08820: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edison, NJ 08820

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.575, Longitude -74.364
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 720
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 13,496
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 423
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,073

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

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Edison, NJ 08820 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,308
Daytime Population: Workers 14,182
Daytime Population: Residents 20,231
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,413
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 41,014
Population in Familes 37,904
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density2 3,925
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $117,343
Average Household Income $155,372
Per Capita Income $51,391


Total Housing Units 13,952 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,059 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,533 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $476,526
Average Home Value $521,354


Total Households 13,592
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 11,170
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 0.57% 0.59%
Households 0.37% 0.47%
Families 0.36% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Edison, NJ 08820 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08820 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 # 49 92nd
Population Density # 166 72nd
Diversity Index # 210 64th
Median Household Income # 97 83rd
Per Capita Income # 153 74th

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