Information About Port Reading

The total estimated population is 3,828. Density is average at 2,622 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 3,478; Black: 107; Asian: 92; Two or More Races: 83; Other Race: 68; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 290 (8%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 3,538 (92%)

There are 378 foreign born residents, of which 68.3% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Cuba: 63; Italy: 55; Jamaica: 48; Hungary: 37; Poland: 25; Peru: 16; Portugal: 15; U.S. Born: This State: 2,640; Northeast: 511; Midwest: 53; South: 38; West: 28;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Port Reading Most Common US Birthplaces in Port Reading

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 39 years.

Age Distribution

There are 348 married couples with children and 97 single-parent households (24 men, 73 women).

The median household income is $59,531 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; New Jersey: $55,146; Port Reading: $59,531;

3% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; New Jersey: 8%; Port Reading: 3%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 1,385; Government: 257; Self-employed: 78; Unpaid family work: 4; Occupation: Sales and office: 624; Management, professional, and related: 555; Office and administrative support: 396; Professional and related: 346; Production, transportation, and material moving: 275; Management, business, and financial operations: 209;

Work Types in Port Reading Common Occupations in Port Reading

The average commute time is 27 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 1,520; Car or truck (carpooled): 131; Public transportation: 59; Walked: 24; Worked at home: 12;

Transportation to work methods in Port Reading

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Port Reading.

There are 1,388 housing units, of which 1,126 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 1,141; Renter: 193; Vacant: 54; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 721; Not Mortgaged: 420;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Port Reading

The median single family home value is $156,000.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; New Jersey: $1,560; Port Reading: $1,459;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; New Jersey: $672; Port Reading: $688;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 147; 1940 to 1949: 114; 1950 to 1959: 393; 1960 to 1969: 546; 1970 to 1979: 102; 1980 to 1989: 31; 1990 to 1994: 14; 1995 to 1998: 41;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 0.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 1,082; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 194; Electricity: 36; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 22;

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