Somerdale, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerdale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerdale had a population of 5,509 as of July 1, 2017. Somerdale 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 Somerdale is located at latitude 39.8454 and longitude -75.0217 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Somerdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Borough of Somerdale (GNIS ID: 885396) 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 Somerdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,509
Daytime Population: Workers 1,565
Daytime Population: Residents 2,616
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 5,509
Population in Familes 4,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,972
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $55,836
Average Household Income $67,037
Per Capita Income $25,992


Total Housing Units 2,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,505 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 631 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $172,024
Average Home Value $178,140


Total Households 2,136
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,419
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.68%
Households 0.73% 0.56%
Families 0.74% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Somerdale, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerdale 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 # 247 55th
Population Density # 158 71st
Diversity Index # 127 77th
Median Household Income # 437 20th
Per Capita Income # 476 13th

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