Parlin, NJ 08859 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08859: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Parlin, NJ 08859

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.461, Longitude -74.31
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 411
  • PO Box Addresses: 190
  • Residential Addresses: 8,976
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 396
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,580

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Parlin, NJ 08859 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,510
Population in Households 24,503
Population in Familes 21,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 3,911
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $81,227
Average Household Income $102,010
Per Capita Income $36,610


Total Housing Units 9,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,265 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,529 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $345,795
Average Home Value $358,960


Total Households 8,794
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 6,366
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.02% 0.75%
Households 0.89% 0.65%
Families 0.8% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Parlin, NJ 08859 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08859 to the other 583 ZIP Codes in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 133 77th
Population Density # 164 72nd
Diversity Index # 105 82nd
Median Household Income # 334 43rd
Per Capita Income # 360 38th

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