Piscataway, NJ 08854 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08854: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Piscataway, NJ 08854

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.553, Longitude -74.458
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,043
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 18,233
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 341
    • Single Family Addresses: 17,892

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

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Piscataway, NJ 08854 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,689
Daytime Population: Workers 28,634
Daytime Population: Residents 31,167
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,801
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 54,281
Population in Familes 47,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,408
Population Density2 3,163
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $92,588
Average Household Income $110,976
Per Capita Income $35,435


Total Housing Units 19,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,100 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,398 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 736 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $343,910
Average Home Value $367,374


Total Households 18,498
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 14,070
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 1.05% 0.93%
Households 1.07% 0.94%
Families 1.08% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Piscataway, NJ 08854 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08854 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 # 9 99th
Population Density # 197 66th
Diversity Index # 66 89th
Median Household Income # 217 63rd
Per Capita Income # 348 40th

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