Upper Pohatcong, New Jersey

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Population in 2010: 1,781.
Males: 908  (51.0%)
Females: 873  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,657
Upper Pohatcong:

$80,657
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,096

Upper Pohatcong CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $271,900
Upper Pohatcong:

$271,900
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $226,245; detached houses: $235,739; townhouses or other attached units: $61,765

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,515.

March 2019 cost of living index in Upper Pohatcong: 112.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Upper Pohatcong, NJ (2010)
    • 1,63091.5%White alone
    • 693.9%Hispanic
    • 392.2%Black alone
    • 231.3%Two or more races
    • 191.1%Asian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

Races in Upper Pohatcong detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Italian (22.4%), German (19.0%), Polish (6.0%), Swedish (4.7%), Irish (4.5%), American (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

79 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.5% Europe).

This place:

5.3%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,773 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,562 (3.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bethlehem, PA (12.1 miles , pop. 71,329).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (47.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Alpha borough, NJ (1.0 miles ),
Lopatcong Overlook, NJ (1.2 miles ),
Phillipsburg, NJ (1.3 miles ),
Delaware Park, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Stewartsville, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Upper Stewartsville, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Easton, PA (1.8 miles ),
Raubsville, PA (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.68 N, Longitude: 75.16 W

Distribution of median household income in Upper Pohatcong, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Upper Pohatcong, NJ in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 87.5. This is about average.

City:

87.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0642
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.07
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.191. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.191
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Upper Pohatcong-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Upper Pohatcong place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1976, a category F3 tornado 21.0 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Upper Pohatcong-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from Upper Pohatcong center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.3 miles away from Upper Pohatcong center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from Upper Pohatcong center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from Upper Pohatcong center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 5.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Upper Pohatcong:

  • PHILLIPSBURG CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)
  • FMC PHILLIPSBURG DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)
  • KAQ HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)
  • BRAKELEY PARK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)
  • ST LUKE'S WARREN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)
  • LOPATCONG CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, NJ)
  • LEADER NSG AND REHAB EASTON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EASTON, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Upper Pohatcong:

  • Lafayette College (about 4 miles; Easton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,562)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 9 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lehigh University (about 13 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • DeSales University (about 15 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 20 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Centenary College (about 21 miles; Hackettstown, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,271)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

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Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.7%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Upper Pohatcong:

Marital status in Upper Pohatcong, NJ
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Upper Pohatcong:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Upper Pohatcong
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Upper Pohatcong, NJ (based on Warren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,11411
Mainline Protestant12,51249
Evangelical Protestant3,80532
Other2,04010
Orthodox1502
Black Protestant1221
None61,949-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Warren County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Warren County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Here:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Warren County:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

14.1%
New Jersey:

18.0%

5.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Morris County, NJ  1.04% ($65,405 average AGI)
from Hunterdon County, NJ  0.64% ($58,105)
from Northampton County, PA  0.48% ($48,660)


6.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Northampton County, PA  0.86% ($55,969 average AGI)
to Morris County, NJ  0.77% ($73,637)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.51% ($64,728)

Strongest AM radio stations in Upper Pohatcong:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEST (1400 AM; 1 kW; EASTON, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEEX (1230 AM; 1 kW; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHR (1040 AM; 5 kW; FLEMINGTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Upper Pohatcong:

  • WODE-FM (99.9 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W224AS (92.7 FM; WASHINGTON, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)
  • WSBG (93.5 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • W289AA (105.7 FM; LEBANON TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WWYY (107.1 FM; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WCVH (90.5 FM; FLEMINGTON, NJ; Owner: HUNTERDON CENTRAL H. S. BD. OF EDUC.)
  • WHCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Upper Pohatcong:

  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W55BS (Channel 55; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.4mTotal length
  • $548,000Total costs
  • 35,244Total average daily traffic
  • 1,409Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,941Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Upper Pohatcong, NJ
  • 81.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Upper Pohatcong, NJ
  • 64.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Other fuel
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Electricity


Upper Pohatcong compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Upper Pohatcong on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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