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Somers Point, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Somers Point had a population of 10,695 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Somers Point is located at latitude 39.3161 and longitude -74.6068 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Somers Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 1.13 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Somers Point (GNIS ID: 885397) 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 Somers Point 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 Somers Point: Job's Point, Somers Ferry.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 10,695
Population in Households 10,685
Population in Familes 8,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 2,654
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,587
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,781
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,365 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,222 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,025 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $235,622
Average Home Value $247,167
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,037
Average Household Income $64,586
Per Capita Income $27,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.0%
Households -0.24% -0.05%
Families -0.26% -0.09%
Median Household Income   -1.39%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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.

Somers Point, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somers Point 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 # 130 76th
Population Density1 # 259 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 197 64th
Median Household Income # 490 10th
Per Capita Income # 441 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.