Edison, NJ 08837 ZIP Code Profile

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Edison, NJ | Menlo Park, NJ

ZIP Code 08837: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edison, NJ 08837

Not Acceptable, USPS
Menlo Park, NJ 08837

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.506, Longitude -74.354
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,237
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 6,608
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 567
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,041

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

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Edison, NJ 08837 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,589
Daytime Population: Workers 27,848
Daytime Population: Residents 8,142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.17
Population in Households 15,898
Population in Familes 12,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 691
Population Density2 1,889
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $76,650
Average Household Income $96,700
Per Capita Income $38,653


Total Housing Units 6,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,154 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,222 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $315,767
Average Home Value $324,025


Total Households 6,376
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,099
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 0.62% 0.63%
Households 0.47% 0.55%
Families 0.42% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Edison, NJ 08837 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08837 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 # 204 65th
Population Density # 298 49th
Diversity Index # 97 83rd
Median Household Income # 332 43rd
Per Capita Income # 293 50th

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