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Area Code 856 Detailed Profile

Area Code 856 Summary
Area code 856 is assigned to New Jersey
Latitude: 39.717161
Longitude: -75.100202
Population: 1,194,650
Area: 1445.55 sq. miles
Land: 1420.66 sq. miles
Water: 24.90 sq. miles
Population Density: 840.91 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 39.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 856 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 50,000
Camden (80,796)
Cherry Hill (69,916)
Vineland (56,074)
 
Towns with population under 50,000
Alloway (460)
Atco (14,299)
Audubon (10,284)
Barrington (5,378)
Bellmawr (11,639)
Berlin (11,869)
Beverly (10,585)
Blackwood (39,208)
Bridgeport (635)
Bridgeton (44,450)
Buena (1,682)
Cedarville (1,851)
Clarksboro (2,234)
Clayton (7,067)
Clementon (45,848)
Collingswood (18,557)
Deepwater (345)
Deerfield Street (147)
Delmont (1,986)
Dorchester (283)
Elmer (12,053)
Fortescue (233)
Franklinville (9,357)
Gibbsboro (2,435)
Gibbstown (4,873)
Glassboro (20,334)
Glendora (4,943)
Gloucester City (13,461)
Greenwich (837)
Grenloch (399)
Haddon Heights (7,547)
Haddonfield (16,531)
Hancocks Bridge (282)
Harrisonville (153)
Heislerville (451)
Landisville (1,280)
Lawnside (2,671)
Leesburg (2,666)
Magnolia (5,427)
Malaga (1,476)
Mantua (10,235)
Maple Shade (19,079)
Marlton (40,194)
Mauricetown (162)
Merchantville (22,710)
Mickleton (2,469)
Millville (33,887)
Minotola (2,042)
Monroeville (4,596)
Moorestown (19,325)
Mount Ephraim (5,402)
Mount Laurel (40,221)
Mount Royal (713)
Mullica Hill (10,492)
National Park (3,298)
Newfield (6,239)
Newport (834)
Oaklyn (13,500)
Palmyra (7,091)
Paulsboro (8,373)
Pedricktown (1,641)
Penns Grove (12,468)
Pennsauken (16,006)
Pennsville (12,951)
Pitman (9,814)
Port Elizabeth (455)
Port Norris (2,497)
Quinton (251)
Rancocas (265)
Richwood (57)
Riverside (26,368)
Riverton (17,354)
Rosenhayn (825)
Runnemede (8,379)
Salem (11,844)
Sewell (36,410)
Shiloh (534)
Sicklerville (42,891)
Somerdale (9,874)
Stratford (7,271)
Swedesboro (10,703)
Thorofare (5,424)
Voorhees (28,126)
Waterford Works (3,979)
Wenonah (8,586)
West Berlin (5,237)
Westville (10,043)
Williamstown (32,832)
Willingboro (33,008)
Winslow (184)
Woodbury (32,951)
Woodbury Heights (3,223)
Woodstown (8,335)

Area Code 856 Demographics

Area Code 856 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Male580,09348.56 %48.52 %49.04 %
Female614,55751.44 %51.48 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.94-0.940.96
Total Population1,194,650100.00 %--
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Area Code 856 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years78,0036.53 %6.70 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years88,8907.44 %7.18 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years92,4307.74 %7.02 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years82,4516.90 %6.24 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years66,4075.56 %5.71 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years162,23413.58 %14.13 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years202,22716.93 %17.06 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years165,60413.86 %13.77 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years59,4094.97 %5.03 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years45,5093.81 %3.93 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years79,9136.69 %6.83 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years54,8084.59 %4.78 %4.38 %
85 years and over16,7651.40 %1.62 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)37.5-38.237.7
18 years and over882,41873.86 %75.19 %74.27 %
Male
420,15035.17 %35.81 %35.85 %
Female
462,26838.69 %39.38 %38.42 %
21 years and over839,05570.23 %71.70 %69.92 %
62 years and over177,79214.88 %15.49 %14.65 %
65 years and over151,48612.68 %13.23 %12.42 %
Male
61,1555.12 %5.31 %5.12 %
Female
90,3317.56 %7.92 %7.30 %
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Area Code 856 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
One race1,171,98998.10 %97.46 %97.55 %
White
901,83075.49 %72.55 %75.21 %
Black or African American
189,16915.83 %13.57 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
3,7810.32 %0.23 %0.87 %
Asian
31,2802.62 %5.71 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
8,2880.69 %2.01 %0.59 %
Chinese
5,9930.50 %1.19 %0.85 %
Filipino
5,7150.48 %1.01 %0.65 %
Japanese
9820.08 %0.17 %0.28 %
Korean
4,1030.34 %0.78 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
3,7060.31 %0.18 %0.39 %
Other Asian
2,4930.21 %0.36 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
4360.04 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1250.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1090.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
850.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
1170.01 %0.02 %0.04 %
Some other race
45,4933.81 %5.36 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)94,0897.88 %13.28 %13.70 %
Mexican
11,4930.96 %1.22 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
61,8425.18 %4.36 %2.46 %
Cuban
1,6860.14 %0.92 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
19,0681.60 %6.78 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,100,56192.12 %86.72 %86.30 %
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Area Code 856 Social Profile

Area Code 856 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school326,863100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
24,6227.53 %8.18 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
17,4155.33 %5.50 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
150,15745.94 %44.11 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
74,30022.73 %21.01 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
60,36918.47 %21.21 %22.81 %
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Area Code 856 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over787,029100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
44,4615.65 %6.60 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
103,49013.15 %11.33 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
264,25733.58 %29.37 %28.63 %
High school or higher
639,07881.20 %82.07 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
146,44718.61 %17.66 %21.05 %
Associate degree
47,0595.98 %5.27 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
121,76815.47 %18.80 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
181,31523.04 %29.78 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
59,5477.57 %10.98 %8.86 %
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Area Code 856 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,394,499100.00 %--
Arab2,7600.20 %0.76 %0.42 %
Czech3,9960.29 %0.47 %0.59 %
Danish2,0750.15 %0.24 %0.50 %
Dutch12,9890.93 %1.24 %1.58 %
English114,4278.21 %5.44 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)22,4531.61 %1.31 %2.90 %
French Canadian4,1680.30 %0.31 %0.85 %
German210,28315.08 %11.09 %14.93 %
Greek6,1030.44 %0.64 %0.40 %
Hungarian7,9180.57 %1.21 %0.49 %
Irish248,59817.83 %13.94 %10.65 %
Italian225,10416.14 %15.69 %5.47 %
Lithuanian5,9740.43 %0.39 %0.23 %
Norwegian5,5670.40 %0.50 %1.56 %
Polish70,0015.02 %6.01 %3.12 %
Portuguese2,1360.15 %0.75 %0.41 %
Russian19,6541.41 %1.98 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish13,6700.98 %0.80 %1.50 %
Scottish15,5851.12 %1.11 %1.70 %
Slovak3,2320.23 %0.48 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African7,6600.55 %0.73 %0.62 %
Swedish9,0810.65 %0.61 %1.39 %
Swiss2,2140.16 %0.21 %0.32 %
Ukrainian8,6380.62 %0.77 %0.31 %
United States or American37,5572.69 %2.75 %7.18 %
Welsh9,6070.69 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5,9430.43 %1.22 %0.65 %
Other ancestries317,10622.74 %28.91 %31.89 %
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Area Code 856 Economy

Area Code 856 Employment

GroupNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over917,514100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
437,43847.68 %47.68 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
480,07652.32 %52.32 %51.68 %
In labor force
597,85565.16 %64.23 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
311,21152.05 %53.15 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
286,64447.95 %46.85 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
596,99065.07 %64.06 %63.10 %
Employed
560,67161.11 %60.34 %59.39 %
Unemployed
36,3193.96 %3.71 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-6.07 %5.78 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
8650.09 %0.17 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
319,65934.84 %35.77 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers448,71880.03 %80.85 %78.40 %
Government workers84,03914.99 %13.94 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business26,7554.77 %5.00 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,1590.21 %0.21 %0.31 %
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Area Code 856 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations193,69834.55 %38.00 %33.60 %
Service occupations78,88614.07 %13.64 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations160,35128.60 %28.45 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations2,1240.38 %0.18 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations49,5168.83 %7.75 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations76,09613.57 %11.97 %14.63 %
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Area Code 856 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3,2110.57 %0.32 %1.87 %
Construction33,8366.03 %5.59 %6.80 %
Manufacturing68,19212.16 %11.97 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade24,6684.40 %4.38 %3.60 %
Retail trade69,23712.35 %11.33 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities33,9886.06 %5.94 %5.19 %
Information16,1022.87 %4.40 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing41,9537.48 %8.93 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services55,8209.96 %11.49 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services123,47022.02 %19.83 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services36,8906.58 %6.88 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)24,6684.40 %4.40 %4.88 %
Public administration28,6365.11 %4.54 %4.83 %
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Area Code 856 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Households434,092100.00 %3,065,685106,788,273
Less than $10,000
30,6837.07 %6.98 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
21,7465.01 %4.69 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
44,95510.36 %9.41 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
48,29811.13 %9.96 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
69,22115.95 %14.27 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
95,47922.00 %19.84 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
58,77513.54 %13.50 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
45,12910.40 %12.76 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
10,5422.43 %4.26 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
9,2642.13 %4.33 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$49,902.15-$62,882.70$39,349.33
Average household size2.68-2.682.58
Average income per member of household$18,627.15-$23,423.49$15,252.86
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Area Code 856 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over549,288100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
430,60978.39 %72.96 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
59,00910.74 %10.64 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
29,1455.31 %9.58 %4.73 %
Walked
11,6252.12 %3.13 %2.94 %
Other means
5,4100.98 %0.94 %1.20 %
Worked at home
13,4902.46 %2.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)25.6666 minutes-29.8 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 856 Housing

Area Code 856 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units461,171100.00 %3,310,197117,282,697
Occupied housing units
433,88994.08 %92.58 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
318,95869.16 %60.76 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
114,93124.92 %31.82 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
27,2825.92 %7.42 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
1,9770.43 %3.30 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.96 %-1.39 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate5.67 %-5.10 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.77-2.792.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.40-2.352.45
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Area Code 856 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units461,222100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
287,50462.34 %54.22 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
62,11813.47 %8.62 %5.68 %
2 units
18,4604.00 %10.01 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
16,1723.51 %6.75 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
17,7523.85 %4.84 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
18,9024.10 %4.88 %3.99 %
20 or more units
30,3706.58 %9.63 %8.59 %
Mobile home
9,8602.14 %1.01 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
840.02 %0.02 %0.22 %
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Area Code 856 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units461,222100.00 %--
1 room
4,9701.08 %1.88 %2.21 %
2 rooms
11,7802.55 %3.85 %4.88 %
3 rooms
40,2038.72 %10.72 %10.06 %
4 rooms
53,78711.66 %14.45 %15.95 %
5 rooms
75,56516.38 %17.03 %20.92 %
6 rooms
90,42319.61 %17.02 %18.39 %
7 rooms
71,86215.58 %13.08 %11.98 %
8 rooms
60,93013.21 %11.06 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
51,70211.21 %10.91 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)6.0-6.05.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units433,896100.00 %--
1.00 or less
419,51696.69 %87.95 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
8,4071.94 %2.67 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
5,9731.38 %1.96 %2.54 %
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Area Code 856 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas284,64061.71 %61.87 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas7,8101.69 %2.22 %5.96 %
Electricity41,9949.10 %9.56 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.94,84620.56 %17.98 %8.06 %
Coal or coke1170.03 %0.04 %0.12 %
Wood1,1980.26 %0.21 %1.51 %
Solar energy660.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Other fuel1,8890.41 %0.39 %0.35 %
No fuel used1,3360.29 %0.30 %1.25 %
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Area Code 856 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units288,601100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
12,9354.48 %1.77 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
94,48732.74 %13.48 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
106,21636.80 %24.40 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
44,83115.53 %22.32 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
21,2317.36 %20.82 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
6,8712.38 %12.52 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
1,7350.60 %3.99 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2950.10 %0.70 %0.56 %
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Area Code 856 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage208,44972.23 %71.46 %69.56 %
Less than $300
2750.10 %0.04 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
3,1801.10 %0.48 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
11,4943.98 %2.20 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
40,94714.19 %8.03 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
88,21630.57 %22.40 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
41,21814.28 %18.90 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
23,1198.01 %19.41 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged80,15227.77 %28.54 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent78,51627.21 %27.01 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent52,49318.19 %17.07 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent45,82015.88 %15.56 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent33,87411.74 %11.56 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent21,5437.46 %7.69 %6.01 %
35 percent or more54,42818.86 %20.54 %15.91 %
Not computed1,9270.67 %0.57 %0.85 %
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Area Code 856 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units114,219100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
7,1736.28 %4.74 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
4,3593.82 %3.20 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
13,50911.83 %8.55 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
47,21141.33 %31.78 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
26,85923.52 %29.93 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
9,0347.91 %14.22 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
2,0961.84 %4.36 %2.89 %
No cash rent
3,9783.48 %3.22 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)67,18658.82 %45.27 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent18,39916.11 %18.48 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent16,51314.46 %14.64 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent15,00713.14 %12.94 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent13,05511.43 %10.73 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent9,2608.11 %7.59 %7.32 %
35 percent or more35,39630.99 %29.94 %29.47 %
Not computed6,5895.77 %5.68 %7.77 %

Area Code 856 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
None42,1749.14 %11.75 %9.57 %
1151,32432.81 %32.21 %31.22 %
2175,31238.01 %35.05 %34.76 %
3 or more65,08614.11 %13.57 %15.45 %
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