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Somers Point, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Somers Point had a population of 10,555 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Somers Point: Job's Point, Somers Ferry.


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Somers Point, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,555
Daytime Population: Workers 6,279
Daytime Population: Residents 5,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,505
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 10,545
Population in Familes 8,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 2,619
Diversity Index3 54
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,418
Average Household Income $66,303
Per Capita Income $28,397

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,303 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,212 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,088 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $239,868
Average Home Value $256,839
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,515
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,741
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.2%
Households -0.42% -0.25%
Families -0.43% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2017 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 # 135 75th
Population Density # 265 52nd
Diversity Index # 201 63rd
Median Household Income # 487 11th
Per Capita Income # 442 19th

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