Hammonton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hammonton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Hammonton had a population of 14,859 as of July 1, 2016. Hammonton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hammonton is located at latitude 39.6608 and longitude -74.767 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hammonton (see map below) encompass a land area of 40.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Town of Hammonton (GNIS ID: 885242) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hammonton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hammonton: Coffin's Mill, Hammond Town, Hammondtown.

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Hammonton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,859
Population in Households 14,543
Population in Familes 12,007
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density1 363
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 5,413
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,749
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,519 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,894 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $241,161
Average Home Value $272,542


Median Household Income $58,485
Average Household Income $76,694
Per Capita Income $28,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.04%
Households 0.01% 0.0%
Families -0.03% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hammonton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hammonton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 86th
Population Density1 # 512 6th
Diversity Index2 # 138 75th
Median Household Income # 412 25th
Per Capita Income # 421 23rd

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