Merchantville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merchantville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Merchantville had a population of 3,782 as of July 1, 2016. Merchantville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Merchantville is located at latitude 39.9501 and longitude -75.0501 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Merchantville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Borough of Merchantville (GNIS ID: 885297) 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 Merchantville 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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Merchantville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,782
Population in Households 3,758
Population in Familes 2,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 6,307
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,551
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 951
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 869 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 682 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $223,646
Average Home Value $230,293


Median Household Income $63,056
Average Household Income $83,699
Per Capita Income $34,563
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.05%
Households -0.24% -0.12%
Families -0.27% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Merchantville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merchantville 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 # 306 44th
Population Density1 # 76 86th
Diversity Index2 # 156 72nd
Median Household Income # 375 31st
Per Capita Income # 325 41st

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