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.
The area as originally known as Fords Corner abuts neighboring Edison, part of which was once within Woodbridge Township, until an act of legislature in April of 1870 aportioned land to then called Raritan Township. 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%).
The 2010 United States census counted 15,187 people, 5,386 households, and 4,013 families 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 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.
Of the 5,386 households, 31.9% had children under the age of 18; 56.7% were married couples living together; 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 25.5% were non-families. Of all households, 21.1% 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.
21.7% of the population were 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, the population had 93.9 males.