Fords, New Jersey
|Fords, New Jersey|
Map of Fords CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
|• Total||2.637 sq mi (6.830 km2)|
|• Land||2.633 sq mi (6.820 km2)|
|• Water||0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2) 0.15%|
|Elevation||138 ft (42 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||5,767.5/sq mi (2,226.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||2389094|
Fords is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 15,187.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 2.637 square miles (6.830 km2), including 2.633 square miles (6.820 km2) of land and 0.004 square miles (0.010 km2) of water (0.15%).
1990-2010 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,187 people, 5,386 households, and 4,013 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,767.5 per square mile (2,226.8/km2). There were 5,675 housing units at an average density of 2,155.2 per square mile (832.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 60.99% (9,263) White, 9.21% (1,399) Black or African American, 0.28% (43) Native American, 20.70% (3,143) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 5.99% (909) from other races, and 2.82% (429) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.40% (2,643) of the population.
There were 5,386 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.2 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 91.9 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 15,032 people, 5,591 households, and 4,014 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,240.9/km2 (5,800.5/mi2). There were 5,688 housing units at an average density of 847.9/km2 (2.,194.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.86% White, 5.93% African American, 0.11% Native American, 16.11% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.23% of the population.
There were 5,591 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,015, and the median income for a family was $68,652. Males had a median income of $49,141 versus $36,591 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,917. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.
Fords has three elementary schools — Ford Avenue School #14, Menlo Park Terrace School #19 and Lafayette Estates School #25 — and one middle school, Fords Middle School, all of which are a part of the Woodbridge Township School District. MPT School #19 has a mailing address in Metuchen, however children who live in parts of Fords attend the school.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Fords include:
- Tim Mulqueen (born 1966), soccer goalkeeping coach and former goalkeeper who coached the US National Team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
- Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fords Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed July 5, 2012.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Fords CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 30, 2012.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Fords, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed July 5, 2012.
- American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed November 30, 2012.
- GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 30, 2012.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 18, 2015.
- US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Fords CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 30, 2012.
- Giase, Frank. "Springfield native Claudio Reyna will retire today", The Star-Ledger, July 15, 2008. Accessed December 17, 2017. " Tim Mulqueen, who has served a number of roles with the U.S. Soccer Federation, has been named goalkeeper coach for the Olympic men's team. Mulqueen, a Fords native, will join assistant coach Lubos Kubik on coach Peter Nowak's staff."