Fords, NJ 08863 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08863: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fords, NJ 08863

Acceptable Alternative
Perth Amboy, NJ 08863

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.537, Longitude -74.316
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 286
  • PO Box Addresses: 138
  • Residential Addresses: 4,618
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 887
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,731

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

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Fords, NJ 08863 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,495
Daytime Population: Workers 1,914
Daytime Population: Residents 5,905
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,819
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 12,495
Population in Familes 10,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,787
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $77,519
Average Household Income $92,571
Per Capita Income $33,250


Total Housing Units 4,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,034 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,454 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $309,558
Average Home Value $303,527


Total Households 4,488
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,259
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 0.66% 0.67%
Households 0.52% 0.59%
Families 0.51% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Fords, NJ 08863 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08863 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 # 256 56th
Population Density # 88 85th
Diversity Index # 81 86th
Median Household Income # 320 45th
Per Capita Income # 387 33rd

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