Raritan, NJ 08869 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08869: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Raritan, NJ 08869

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Somerset County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.573, Longitude -74.638
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 386
  • PO Box Addresses: 146
  • Residential Addresses: 3,113
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 320
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,793

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

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Raritan, NJ 08869 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,710
Daytime Population: Workers 8,956
Daytime Population: Residents 3,413
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,369
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 7,702
Population in Familes 6,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,922
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $75,513
Average Household Income $96,254
Per Capita Income $37,030


Total Housing Units 3,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,659 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,304 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $345,777
Average Home Value $372,378


Total Households 2,963
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,957
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 1.67% 1.25%
Households 1.54% 1.19%
Families 1.67% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Raritan, NJ 08869 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08869 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 # 363 37th
Population Density # 167 71st
Diversity Index # 157 73rd
Median Household Income # 344 41st
Per Capita Income # 321 45th

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