Colonia, New Jersey

Colonia, New Jersey
Colonia, New Jersey
—  CDP  —
Map of Colonia CDP in Middlesex County
Coordinates: 40°35′29″N 74°18′51″W / 40.59139°N 74.31417°W / 40.59139; -74.31417Coordinates: 40°35′29″N 74°18′51″W / 40.59139°N 74.31417°W / 40.59139; -74.31417
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
 – Total 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 – Land 3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 17,811
 – Density 4,594.1/sq mi (1,773.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07067
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 34-14380[1]
GNIS feature ID 0875570[2]

Colonia (is a census-designated place and unincorporated area within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 17,811.

In 1919, the New Jersey State Highway Commission built a new road that became part of the Lincoln Highway, an early plan to create a transcontinental highway. The stretch was constructed on the west side of the Pennsylvania Railroad (now the Northeast Corridor) from near the northeast of Dow Avenue between Colonia and Iselin to Cedar Street in Menlo Park, to avoid two railroad crossings. The old road is now Middlesex-Essex Turnpike and Thornall Street, on the east side of the tracks.



Colonia is located at 40°35′29″N 74°18′51″W / 40.591370°N 74.314261°W / 40.591370; -74.314261 (40.591370, -74.314261).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 km2 (3.9 mi2). 10.0 km2 (3.9 mi2) of it is land and 0.26% is water.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1990 18,238
2000 17,811 −2.3%
source: [4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,811 people, 6,184 households, and 5,077 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,772.4/km2 (4,594.1/mi2). There were 6,254 housing units at an average density of 622.3/km2 (1,613.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.00% White, 4.76% African American, 0.10% Native American, 6.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.97% of the population.

There were 6,184 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,372, and the median income for a family was $76,090. Males had a median income of $50,260 versus $36,657 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,732. About 1.5% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.


Public Schools

Elementary Schools (K-5)
- Claremont Avenue Elementary School #20 - Claremont Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067
- Lynn Crest Elementary School #22 - New Dover Road, Colonia, NJ 07067
- Oak Ridge Heights Elementary School #21 - Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067
- Pennsylvania Avenue Elementary School #27- Pennsylvania Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067

Middle School (6-8)
- Colonia Middle School - Delaware Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067

High School (9-12)
- Colonia High School - East Street, Colonia, NJ 07067

Private/Religious School (K-8)

  • St. John Vianney Grammar School - 420 Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067

Noted residents

Noted current and former residents of Colonia include:


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Population Finder: Colonia CDP, New Jersey". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  5. ^ " Oki Data Americas Promotes Stewart Krentzman to President and Chief Executive Officer.", Business Wire, October 2, 2003. Accessed June 24, 2007.
  6. ^ Glen Mason, University of Minnesota, accessed April 22, 2007. "Mason is a 33-year coaching veteran who coached more games (102) than anyone in Kansas' school history. Succeeding with programs that had previously suffered through hard times is nothing new for the Colonia, N.J. native."
  7. ^ Sullivan, Joseph F. " Jersey City Mayor Warns of Possible Bankruptcy", The New York Times, November 10, 1992, accessed April 22, 2007. "Mr. Schundler, who was born in Colonia, graduated from Harvard University with honors in 1981 and then worked as a Congressional aide and a campaign coordinator for Gary Hart's 1984 presidential run."

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