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Area Code 908 Detailed Profile

Area Code 908 Summary
Area code 908 is assigned to New Jersey
Latitude: 40.643543
Longitude: -74.579157
Population: 1,463,097
Area: 1337.80 sq. miles
Land: 1327.36 sq. miles
Water: 10.44 sq. miles
Population Density: 1,102.26 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 124.3 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 908 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 100,000
Elizabeth (120,627)
Jersey City (240,055)
Newark (273,358)
Toms River (119,718)
Cities with population over 50,000
Freehold (50,747)
Lakewood (60,392)
Piscataway (50,511)
Plainfield (74,496)
Union (50,766)
Towns with population under 50,000
Annandale (8,223)
Asbury (3,933)
Basking Ridge (24,600)
Bedminster (7,896)
Belle Mead (19,217)
Belvidere (7,366)
Berkeley Heights (12,412)
Bernardsville (7,282)
Blairstown (9,419)
Bloomsbury (1,955)
Bridgewater (36,314)
Califon (6,428)
Cedar Knolls (3,163)
Chester (8,081)
Clark (14,592)
Clinton (6,623)
Columbia (3,539)
Cranford (22,578)
Delaware (159)
Fanwood (7,174)
Far Hills (2,766)
Flagtown (307)
Flemington (28,787)
Frenchtown (4,675)
Garwood (4,153)
Gillette (3,278)
Gladstone (1,482)
Glen Gardner (6,003)
Great Meadows (3,149)
Hackettstown (26,087)
Hampton (4,350)
High Bridge (3,798)
Hillside (21,737)
Johnsonburg (59)
Kenilworth (7,701)
Lebanon (8,427)
Linden (40,880)
Long Valley (13,554)
Manville (10,354)
Martinsville (3,962)
Middletown (28,689)
Milford (8,600)
Millington (3,000)
Mountainside (6,602)
Neshanic Station (12,241)
New Brunswick (48,652)
New Providence (11,405)
Oldwick (177)
Oxford (3,873)
Peapack (814)
Phillipsburg (28,925)
Pittstown (4,384)
Port Murray (2,010)
Pottersville (339)
Raritan (6,431)
Ringoes (5,082)
Roselle (21,274)
Roselle Park (13,255)
Scotch Plains (19,584)
Secaucus (15,931)
Somerset (41,197)
Somerville (41,956)
South Plainfield (21,796)
Stewartsville (4,854)
Stirling (2,499)
Summit (22,634)
Three Bridges (994)
Vauxhall (3,411)
Warren (14,219)
Washington (14,427)
Westfield (32,797)
Whitehouse Station (9,369)

Area Code 908 Demographics

Area Code 908 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Male708,50848.43 %48.52 %49.04 %
Female754,58951.57 %51.48 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.94-0.940.96
Total Population1,463,097100.00 %--
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Area Code 908 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years104,4317.14 %6.70 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years108,0157.38 %7.18 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years101,9066.97 %7.02 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years91,6576.26 %6.24 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years89,4916.12 %5.71 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years203,23813.89 %14.13 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years247,98916.95 %17.06 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years195,91313.39 %13.77 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years71,6504.90 %5.03 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years55,0963.77 %3.93 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years98,1296.71 %6.83 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years71,0084.85 %4.78 %4.38 %
85 years and over24,5741.68 %1.62 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)37.8-38.237.7
18 years and over1,093,11674.71 %75.19 %74.27 %
Male
518,82335.46 %35.81 %35.85 %
Female
574,29339.25 %39.38 %38.42 %
21 years and over1,038,51970.98 %71.70 %69.92 %
62 years and over225,44715.41 %15.49 %14.65 %
65 years and over193,71113.24 %13.23 %12.42 %
Male
77,4715.30 %5.31 %5.12 %
Female
116,2407.94 %7.92 %7.30 %
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Area Code 908 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
One race1,426,09897.47 %97.46 %97.55 %
White
1,040,95571.15 %72.55 %75.21 %
Black or African American
243,04116.61 %13.57 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,8190.19 %0.23 %0.87 %
Asian
72,1044.93 %5.71 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
27,4451.88 %2.01 %0.59 %
Chinese
18,6181.27 %1.19 %0.85 %
Filipino
13,1940.90 %1.01 %0.65 %
Japanese
1,2530.09 %0.17 %0.28 %
Korean
4,8640.33 %0.78 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
2,3870.16 %0.18 %0.39 %
Other Asian
4,3430.30 %0.36 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
5260.04 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1010.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1320.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
860.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
2070.01 %0.02 %0.04 %
Some other race
66,6534.56 %5.36 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)194,66013.30 %13.28 %13.70 %
Mexican
20,9401.43 %1.22 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
46,7553.20 %4.36 %2.46 %
Cuban
14,6801.00 %0.92 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
112,2857.67 %6.78 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,268,43786.70 %86.72 %86.30 %
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Area Code 908 Social Profile

Area Code 908 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school394,608100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
33,5138.49 %8.18 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
21,1435.36 %5.50 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
172,15943.63 %44.11 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
78,97620.01 %21.01 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
88,81722.51 %21.21 %22.81 %
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Area Code 908 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over968,719100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
73,5177.59 %6.60 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
106,84911.03 %11.33 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
273,39628.22 %29.37 %28.63 %
High school or higher
788,35381.38 %82.07 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
161,94116.72 %17.66 %21.05 %
Associate degree
49,4315.10 %5.27 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
186,22619.22 %18.80 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
303,58531.34 %29.78 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
117,35912.11 %10.98 %8.86 %
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Area Code 908 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,639,309100.00 %--
Arab9,0440.55 %0.76 %0.42 %
Czech9,6920.59 %0.47 %0.59 %
Danish4,6260.28 %0.24 %0.50 %
Dutch19,3231.18 %1.24 %1.58 %
English81,9335.00 %5.44 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)19,5251.19 %1.31 %2.90 %
French Canadian5,3180.32 %0.31 %0.85 %
German178,50510.89 %11.09 %14.93 %
Greek9,1210.56 %0.64 %0.40 %
Hungarian22,9131.40 %1.21 %0.49 %
Irish197,45312.04 %13.94 %10.65 %
Italian229,47614.00 %15.69 %5.47 %
Lithuanian8,0740.49 %0.39 %0.23 %
Norwegian8,2400.50 %0.50 %1.56 %
Polish110,4546.74 %6.01 %3.12 %
Portuguese33,9492.07 %0.75 %0.41 %
Russian29,7591.82 %1.98 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish11,5020.70 %0.80 %1.50 %
Scottish18,7471.14 %1.11 %1.70 %
Slovak11,1430.68 %0.48 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African15,4670.94 %0.73 %0.62 %
Swedish10,2830.63 %0.61 %1.39 %
Swiss3,3810.21 %0.21 %0.32 %
Ukrainian17,1871.05 %0.77 %0.31 %
United States or American44,9972.74 %2.75 %7.18 %
Welsh6,6020.40 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)25,6311.56 %1.22 %0.65 %
Other ancestries496,96430.32 %28.91 %31.89 %
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Area Code 908 Economy

Area Code 908 Employment

GroupNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,129,835100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
536,82247.51 %47.68 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
593,01352.49 %52.32 %51.68 %
In labor force
718,65163.61 %64.23 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
382,31253.20 %53.15 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
336,33946.80 %46.85 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
718,40163.58 %64.06 %63.10 %
Employed
677,45359.96 %60.34 %59.39 %
Unemployed
40,9483.62 %3.71 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.70 %5.78 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
2500.02 %0.17 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
411,18436.39 %35.77 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers556,87882.20 %80.85 %78.40 %
Government workers86,61812.79 %13.94 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business32,5664.81 %5.00 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,3910.21 %0.21 %0.31 %
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Area Code 908 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations266,79139.38 %38.00 %33.60 %
Service occupations86,79212.81 %13.64 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations184,58227.25 %28.45 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,1230.17 %0.18 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations51,8377.65 %7.75 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations86,32812.74 %11.97 %14.63 %
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Area Code 908 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining2,5370.37 %0.32 %1.87 %
Construction38,8335.73 %5.59 %6.80 %
Manufacturing97,62014.41 %11.97 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade27,9804.13 %4.38 %3.60 %
Retail trade71,57210.56 %11.33 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities40,1655.93 %5.94 %5.19 %
Information35,8565.29 %4.40 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing62,3079.20 %8.93 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services82,15512.13 %11.49 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services128,33618.94 %19.83 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services36,9675.46 %6.88 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)28,4204.20 %4.40 %4.88 %
Public administration24,7053.65 %4.54 %4.83 %
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Area Code 908 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Households519,059100.00 %3,065,685106,788,273
Less than $10,000
35,8286.90 %6.98 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
24,7774.77 %4.69 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
47,7259.19 %9.41 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
49,4019.52 %9.96 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
67,89413.08 %14.27 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
99,28219.13 %19.84 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
69,15513.32 %13.50 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
70,52513.59 %12.76 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
27,1335.23 %4.26 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
27,3395.27 %4.33 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$71,078.83-$62,882.70$39,349.33
Average household size2.74-2.682.58
Average income per member of household$25,966.77-$23,423.49$15,252.86
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Area Code 908 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over663,012100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
484,42473.06 %72.96 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
73,41711.07 %10.64 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
55,8988.43 %9.58 %4.73 %
Walked
21,9703.31 %3.13 %2.94 %
Other means
7,1051.07 %0.94 %1.20 %
Worked at home
20,1983.05 %2.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)31.88 minutes-29.8 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 908 Housing

Area Code 908 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units540,995100.00 %3,310,197117,282,697
Occupied housing units
518,99395.93 %92.58 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
345,36863.84 %60.76 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
173,62532.09 %31.82 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
22,0024.07 %7.42 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
2,3410.43 %3.30 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.18 %-1.39 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate3.82 %-5.10 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.84-2.792.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.35-2.352.45
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Area Code 908 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units540,838100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
300,50455.56 %54.22 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
47,3848.76 %8.62 %5.68 %
2 units
53,5219.90 %10.01 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
42,8467.92 %6.75 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
26,4744.89 %4.84 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
22,8694.23 %4.88 %3.99 %
20 or more units
44,1398.16 %9.63 %8.59 %
Mobile home
3,0240.56 %1.01 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
770.01 %0.02 %0.22 %
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Area Code 908 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units540,838100.00 %--
1 room
9,6741.79 %1.88 %2.21 %
2 rooms
19,1363.54 %3.85 %4.88 %
3 rooms
51,1279.45 %10.72 %10.06 %
4 rooms
76,20814.09 %14.45 %15.95 %
5 rooms
93,12817.22 %17.03 %20.92 %
6 rooms
90,96116.82 %17.02 %18.39 %
7 rooms
70,35613.01 %13.08 %11.98 %
8 rooms
64,30111.89 %11.06 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
65,94712.19 %10.91 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)6.4-6.05.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units518,862100.00 %--
1.00 or less
490,38694.51 %87.95 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
16,3173.14 %2.67 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
12,1592.34 %1.96 %2.54 %
Additional Rooms Reports

Area Code 908 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas344,85363.76 %61.87 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas12,4152.30 %2.22 %5.96 %
Electricity45,4968.41 %9.56 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.110,80420.49 %17.98 %8.06 %
Coal or coke4320.08 %0.04 %0.12 %
Wood1,2600.23 %0.21 %1.51 %
Solar energy1110.02 %0.01 %0.05 %
Other fuel2,0080.37 %0.39 %0.35 %
No fuel used1,4830.27 %0.30 %1.25 %
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Area Code 908 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units294,865100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
2,6940.91 %1.77 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
27,2289.23 %13.48 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
62,04021.04 %24.40 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
68,56723.25 %22.32 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
69,70923.64 %20.82 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
48,04816.29 %12.52 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
14,4484.90 %3.99 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2,1310.72 %0.70 %0.56 %
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Area Code 908 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage208,56870.73 %71.46 %69.56 %
Less than $300
500.02 %0.04 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
9830.33 %0.48 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
4,9791.69 %2.20 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
17,7676.03 %8.03 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
57,63119.54 %22.40 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
58,62819.88 %18.90 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
68,53023.24 %19.41 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged86,29729.27 %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 percent81,64127.69 %27.01 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent50,19917.02 %17.07 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent45,94815.58 %15.56 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent34,25811.62 %11.56 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent22,5127.63 %7.69 %6.01 %
35 percent or more58,71919.91 %20.54 %15.91 %
Not computed1,5880.54 %0.57 %0.85 %
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Area Code 908 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units172,291100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
8,9745.21 %4.74 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
5,3283.09 %3.20 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
15,1548.80 %8.55 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
52,01730.19 %31.78 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
50,80129.49 %29.93 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
25,86115.01 %14.22 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
9,0625.26 %4.36 %2.89 %
No cash rent
5,0942.96 %3.22 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)79,49946.14 %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 percent32,95919.13 %18.48 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent25,17014.61 %14.64 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent21,46212.46 %12.94 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent17,61710.23 %10.73 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent12,3237.15 %7.59 %7.32 %
35 percent or more53,27130.92 %29.94 %29.47 %
Not computed9,4895.51 %5.68 %7.77 %

Area Code 908 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentNew Jersey Avg.National Avg.
None64,31811.89 %11.75 %9.57 %
1172,43731.88 %32.21 %31.22 %
2198,80236.76 %35.05 %34.76 %
3 or more83,30515.40 %13.57 %15.45 %
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