Fort Dix, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Dix, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fort Dix Census Designated Place had a population of 7,620 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Dix 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 Fort Dix is located at latitude 40.0056 and longitude -74.6111 in Burlington County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Dix Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Burlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Fort Dix Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389104) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Dix Census Designated Place is located within Township of New Hanover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burlington County.

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

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


Total Population 7,620
Population in Households 2,456
Population in Familes 2,152
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,164
Population Density1 743
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 783
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 587
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 778 (86.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $49,202
Average Household Income $58,376
Per Capita Income $18,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% 0.04%
Households -0.02% 0.1%
Families -0.08% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.68%
Per Capita Income   0.33%
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.

Fort Dix, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Dix 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 # 192 65th
Population Density1 # 454 17th
Diversity Index2 # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 478 12th
Per Capita Income # 529 3rd

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