ZIPs in New Jersey with the Cheapest Housing

The Top 3

#1

08759 (Manchester Township, NJ)

Median Monthly Housing Cost of $762

#2

08757 (Toms River, NJ)

Median Monthly Housing Cost of $766

#3

07102 (Newark, NJ)

Median Monthly Housing Cost of $821

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the median monthly housing cost. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in New Jersey with the lowest median monthly housing cost below, and the highest median monthly housing cost ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.

The monthly housing costs include the major costs paid by owners (mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees) as well as the major costs for renters (contract rent and utilities). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, housing is often the largest expense for households at around 33% - well above transportation (16%), food (13%), and healthcare (8%). Keep in mind that housing might be cheap for a reason: people may be fleeing part of the country creating a large supply with little demand.

The New Jersey median monthly housing cost from the latest estimates is $1,545 and has risen 1.6% from $1,521.

This year saw several big changes. 07102 (Newark, NJ) rose from #4 to #3, 08104 (Camden, NJ) rose from #6 to #4, 08105 (Camden, NJ) rose from #7 to #6, 08401 (Atlantic City, NJ) rose from #10 to #7, and 07114 (Newark, NJ) ranked for the first time.

The Top 50

   #1
08759 (Manchester Township, NJ)
Previously $758
$762
   #2
08757 (Toms River, NJ)
Previously $764
$766
#3
07102 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #4 at $800
$821
#4
08104 (Camden, NJ)
Previously #6 at $867
$850
   #5
08103 (Camden, NJ)
Previously $836
$864
#6
08105 (Camden, NJ)
Previously #7 at $880
$910
#7
08401 (Atlantic City, NJ)
Previously #10 at $933
$937
#8
07114 (Newark, NJ)
Previously unranked at $843
$940
#9
08066 (Paulsboro, NJ)
Previously #13 at $967
$995
#10
07108 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #12 at $963
$998
#11
08079 (Salem, NJ)
Previously #14 at $997
$1,002
#12
08609 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #11 at $943
$1,012
#13
08031 (Bellmawr, NJ)
Previously #17 at $1,044
$1,038
#14
07103 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #16 at $1,033
$1,057
#15
08611 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #21 at $1,080
$1,070
#16
08093 (Westville, NJ)
Previously #19 at $1,064
$1,076
#17
07107 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #15 at $1,025
$1,086
#18
08360 (Vineland, NJ)
Previously #25 at $1,100
$1,095
#19
08030 (Gloucester City, NJ)
Previously #33 at $1,121
$1,096
#20
07111 (Irvington, NJ)
Previously #26 at $1,106
$1,097
#21
07104 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #20 at $1,073
$1,111
   #22
07106 (Newark, NJ)
Previously $1,087
$1,115
#23
08260 (Wildwood, NJ)
Previously #24 at $1,098
$1,116
#24
08618 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #18 at $1,064
$1,117
#25
08332 (Millville, NJ)
Previously #35 at $1,125
$1,121
#26
08302 (Bridgeton, NJ)
Previously #32 at $1,119
$1,124
#27
08068 (Pemberton, NJ)
Previously #43 at $1,147
$1,124
#28
07501 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #27 at $1,107
$1,135
#29
07050 (Orange, NJ)
Previously #34 at $1,123
$1,135
#30
08069 (Penns Grove, NJ)
Previously #36 at $1,126
$1,136
#31
07017 (East Orange, NJ)
Previously #28 at $1,109
$1,139
#32
07201 (Elizabeth, NJ)
Previously #31 at $1,117
$1,143
#33
07112 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #29 at $1,113
$1,145
#34
08251 (Villas, NJ)
Previously #23 at $1,095
$1,149
#35
08021 (Clementon, NJ)
Previously #45 at $1,149
$1,160
#36
08107 (Oaklyn, NJ)
Previously #46 at $1,161
$1,160
#37
07105 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #38 at $1,137
$1,162
#38
08070 (Pennsville, NJ)
Previously #39 at $1,139
$1,169
#39
08865 (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Previously #44 at $1,147
$1,170
#40
07018 (East Orange, NJ)
Previously #37 at $1,126
$1,176
#41
07202 (Elizabeth, NJ)
Previously #40 at $1,140
$1,181
#42
07304 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #55 at $1,186
$1,181
#43
07823 (Belvidere, NJ)
Previously unranked at $1,243
$1,182
#44
07208 (Elizabeth, NJ)
Previously #42 at $1,144
$1,183
#45
07524 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #51 at $1,175
$1,195
#46
07522 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #50 at $1,173
$1,198
#47
08638 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #54 at $1,183
$1,200
#48
07306 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #47 at $1,162
$1,201
#49
08244 (Somers Point, NJ)
Previously #48 at $1,164
$1,203
#50
08052 (Maple Shade, NJ)
Previously #52 at $1,176
$1,211
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is $100

The Bottom 50

#1
07078 (Short Hills, NJ)
Previously #2 at $3,599
$3,736
#2
07046 (Mountain Lakes, NJ)
Previously #3 at $3,322
$3,415
#3
07458 (Saddle River, NJ)
Previously unranked at $3,064
$3,372
   #4
07641 (Haworth, NJ)
Previously $3,316
$3,231
#5
07028 (Glen Ridge, NJ)
Previously #14 at $2,834
$3,155
#6
07043 (Montclair, NJ)
Previously #10 at $2,985
$3,153
   #7
07704 (Fair Haven, NJ)
Previously $3,052
$3,065
#8
07021 (Essex Fells, NJ)
Previously #6 at $3,069
$3,058
#9
07945 (Mendham, NJ)
Previously #18 at $2,811
$3,031
#10
07626 (Cresskill, NJ)
Previously #40 at $2,625
$2,997
#11
07311 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #5 at $3,094
$2,978
#12
07452 (Glen Rock, NJ)
Previously #8 at $3,008
$2,949
#13
07417 (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Previously #11 at $2,943
$2,943
#14
07450 (Ridgewood, NJ)
Previously #17 at $2,818
$2,903
#15
07677 (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)
Previously #12 at $2,895
$2,879
#16
07722 (Colts Neck, NJ)
Previously #9 at $2,990
$2,875
#17
08502 (Belle Mead, NJ)
Previously #36 at $2,642
$2,874
#18
07931 (Far Hills, NJ)
Previously #23 at $2,732
$2,861
#19
08535 (Millstone Township, NJ)
Previously #30 at $2,684
$2,829
#20
07946 (Millington, NJ)
Previously #33 at $2,668
$2,824
#21
07930 (Chester, NJ)
Previously #15 at $2,834
$2,812
#22
08558 (Skillman, NJ)
Previously #27 at $2,710
$2,802
#23
07846 (Johnsonburg, NJ)
Previously unranked at $2,696
$2,795
#24
07670 (Tenafly, NJ)
Previously #19 at $2,807
$2,778
#25
07310 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #31 at $2,673
$2,759
#26
07423 (Ho Ho Kus, NJ)
Previously #38 at $2,632
$2,748
#27
07039 (Livingston, NJ)
Previously #25 at $2,723
$2,746
#28
07853 (Long Valley, NJ)
Previously #22 at $2,733
$2,744
#29
08550 (Princeton Junction, NJ)
Previously #26 at $2,711
$2,741
#30
07401 (Allendale, NJ)
Previously #20 at $2,746
$2,735
#31
07760 (Rumson, NJ)
Previously #34 at $2,666
$2,733
#32
07632 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
Previously #24 at $2,731
$2,720
#33
07627 (Demarest, NJ)
Previously #13 at $2,834
$2,718
#34
07082 (Towaco, NJ)
Previously #29 at $2,688
$2,705
#35
07624 (Closter, NJ)
Previously #16 at $2,827
$2,702
#36
07924 (Bernardsville, NJ)
Previously #35 at $2,664
$2,694
#37
07640 (Harrington Park, NJ)
Previously #43 at $2,577
$2,679
#38
07620 (Alpine, NJ)
Previously unranked at $2,828
$2,668
#39
07739 (Little Silver, NJ)
Previously #56 at $2,443
$2,663
#40
07649 (Oradell, NJ)
Previously #42 at $2,602
$2,657
#41
08510 (Millstone Township, NJ)
Previously #32 at $2,671
$2,646
#42
07045 (Montville, NJ)
Previously #37 at $2,633
$2,625
#43
07928 (Chatham, NJ)
Previously #39 at $2,632
$2,625
#44
07642 (Hillsdale, NJ)
Previously #62 at $2,423
$2,613
#45
07090 (Westfield, NJ)
Previously #52 at $2,500
$2,604
#46
07481 (Wyckoff, NJ)
Previously #28 at $2,705
$2,593
#47
08836 (Martinsville, NJ)
Previously #41 at $2,616
$2,588
#48
08515 (Chesterfield, NJ)
Previously #45 at $2,535
$2,571
#49
07922 (Berkeley Heights, NJ)
Previously #50 at $2,514
$2,568
#50
07980 (Stirling, NJ)
Previously #81 at $2,273
$2,552
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is $500


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017.

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