Moonachie, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moonachie, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Moonachie had a population of 2,795 as of July 1, 2016. Moonachie ranks in 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 Moonachie is located at latitude 40.8414 and longitude -74.0577 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Moonachie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Moonachie (GNIS ID: 885307) 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 Moonachie 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 Moonachie: Monachie, Peach Island.

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


Total Population 2,795
Population in Households 2,795
Population in Familes 2,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,679
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,018
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $295,238
Average Home Value $270,154


Median Household Income $51,290
Average Household Income $78,935
Per Capita Income $28,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.74%
Households 0.21% 0.56%
Families 0.18% 0.56%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Moonachie, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moonachie 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 # 355 35th
Population Density1 # 359 34th
Diversity Index2 # 93 83rd
Median Household Income # 469 14th
Per Capita Income # 420 23rd

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