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Population (year 2000): 15,032
Males: 7,256 (48.3%), Females: 7,776 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $61,015 (year 2000)
Median house value: $154,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Fords:

  • White Non-Hispanic (67.0%)
  • Hispanic (9.2%)
  • Asian Indian (8.3%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • Filipino (4.3%)
  • Other race (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Chinese (2.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (18.2%), Italian (18.0%), Polish (12.4%), German (11.8%), Hungarian (6.2%), English (3.9%).

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Elevation: 116 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Fords,

For population 25 years and over in Fords

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fords CDP

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

22.1% Foreign born (12.9% Asia, 4.2% Europe, 3.6% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (4.4 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (16.3 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (29.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ Woodbridge, (2.5 miles NJ (2.6 miles Iselin, Amboy, NJ Perth (2.9 miles NJ Metuchen, (3.2 miles NJ Colonia, (3.8 miles NJ (3.8 miles Sewaren, NJ Avenel, (3.9 miles Amboy, NJ (4.3 miles South

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 74.31 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.5%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.8%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,821 (-32.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 506 (6.9%)

Average climate in Fords, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fords-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Fords city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 31.6 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Fords:
  • RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; PERTH AMBOY, NJ)
  • RAHWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; RAHWAY, NJ)
  • STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-SOUT (about 8 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fords:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 15 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 25 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 29 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fords:
  • LINDEN (about 8 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • OLD BRIDGE (about 16 miles; OLD BRIDGE, NJ; ID: 3N6)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 18 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)

Amtrak stations near Fords:
  • 3 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fords:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 10 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 30,649)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 13 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 14 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
Public primary/middle schools in Fords:
  • FORDS MIDDLE (Students: 661; Location: FANNING STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAFAYETTE EST 25 (Students: 330; Location: FORD AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FORD AVENUE (Students: 310; Location: FORD AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Fords:
  • OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: FOURTH STREET FORDS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)

Churches in Fords include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (B).

Cemeteries: Beth Israel Memorial Park (1), Woodbridge Mausoleum (2), Hebrew Fraternity Cemetery (3).

Park in Fords: Fords Park (1).


Fords compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Fords:
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fords:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)

TV broadcast stations around Fords:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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