Chesilhurst, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chesilhurst, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chesilhurst had a population of 1,635 as of July 1, 2016. Chesilhurst 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 Chesilhurst is located at latitude 39.7313 and longitude -74.8799 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chesilhurst (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Borough of Chesilhurst (GNIS ID: 885183) 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 Chesilhurst 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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Chesilhurst, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,635
Population in Households 1,525
Population in Familes 1,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density1 952
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $160,248
Average Home Value $152,889


Median Household Income $55,729
Average Household Income $66,559
Per Capita Income $26,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.09%
Households -0.14% -0.03%
Families -0.17% -0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

Chesilhurst, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesilhurst 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 # 426 22nd
Population Density1 # 438 20th
Diversity Index2 # 81 85th
Median Household Income # 436 20th
Per Capita Income # 469 14th

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