Port Reading, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Port Reading, New Jersey
settlement_type = CDP
nickname =
motto =



imagesize =
image_caption =


image_



imagesize =
image_caption =


image_




mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Port Reading CDP in Middlesex County


mapsize1 =
map_caption1 =

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Middlesex
government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title =
leader_name =
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title =
established_date =

area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 7.4
area_land_km2 = 5.8
area_water_km2 = 1.6
area_total_sq_mi = 2.9
area_land_sq_mi = 2.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.6

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 3829
population_density_km2 = 663.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1717.6

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 6
elevation_ft = 20
latd = 40 |latm = 34 |lats = 10 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 14 |longs = 52 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07064
area_code = 732
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-60540GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0879444GR|3
website =
footnotes =

Port Reading 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 3,829.

History

Port Reading was built in the late 19th century by the Reading Railroad of Pennsylvania to service their shipping needs, especially coal from the Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields. In 1892 Port Reading was connected to the Reading Railroad system via a new branch line from Bound Brook, New Jersey, known as the Port Reading Railroad.

Geography

Port Reading is located at coor dms|40|34|10|N|74|14|52|W|city (40.569504, -74.247747)GR|1, along the Arthur Kill waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 km² (2.8 mi²). 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (21.75%) is water.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1990=3977
2000=3829
footnote=source: [cite web
url=http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US3434470&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C16000US3434470&_street=&_county=port+reading&_cityTown=port+reading&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
title=Population Finder: Port Reading CDP, New Jersey
publisher=U.S. Census Bureau
accessdate=2007-03-18
]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,829 people, 1,337 households, and 1,069 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 663.0/km² (1,717.6/mi²). There were 1,357 housing units at an average density of 235.0/km² (608.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.99% White, 2.61% African American, 2.40% Asian, 1.78% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.57% of the population.

There were 1,337 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,945, and the median income for a family was $64,259. Males had a median income of $50,142 versus $30,283 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,978. About 1.7% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.portreading.us Port Reading First Aid Squad] - Established in 1972, located on Port Reading Avenue
* [http://www.preservationnj.org/ten_most/ten_most_property_detail.asp?COUNTY=Middlesex+County&PropID=111 McMyler Coal Dumper] - Built in 1917, located in Port Reading, New Jersey
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Port-Reading-New-Jersey.html City Data on Port Reading, NJ]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • New Brunswick, New Jersey — New Brunswick   City   City of New Brunswick …   Wikipedia

  • New Jersey locations by per capita income — New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $27,006 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $40,427 (2003). Its median household income is $55,146 (2000), ranked first in the country …   Wikipedia

  • New Jersey Southern Railroad — New Jersey Southern RR and connections Contents 1 Raritan and Delaware Bay Railroad …   Wikipedia

  • New Jersey Transit Rail Operations — New Jersey Transit Rail Operations …   Wikipedia

  • Port Reading — Lage in New Jersey Basisdaten Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • New Jersey Route 31 — New Jersey Route 30 redirects here. For the current highway called Route 30, see U.S. Route 30. This article is about the current New Jersey Route 31. For the former Route 31, see New Jersey Route 31 (pre 1953). Route 31 …   Wikipedia

  • New Jersey — New Jerseyite /jerr zee uyt /, New Jerseyan. a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 7,364,158; 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km). Cap.: Trenton. Abbr.: NJ (for use with zip code), N.J. * * * State (pop., 2000: 8,414,350), eastern U.S.… …   Universalium

  • Port Reading — Port Reading, NJ U.S. Census Designated Place in New Jersey Population (2000): 3829 Housing Units (2000): 1357 Land area (2000): 2.229237 sq. miles (5.773696 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.621090 sq. miles (1.608615 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Port Reading, NJ — U.S. Census Designated Place in New Jersey Population (2000): 3829 Housing Units (2000): 1357 Land area (2000): 2.229237 sq. miles (5.773696 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.621090 sq. miles (1.608615 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.850327 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • New Jersey Transit Bus Operations — New Jersey Transit #5510 operates along Prospect Street in western Trenton. Slogan …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.