Somerdale, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Somerdale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Somerdale had a population of 5,430 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 5,430
Population in Households 5,430
Population in Familes 4,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,915
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 2,113
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,496 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 617 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $170,894
Average Home Value $173,279


Median Household Income $55,212
Average Household Income $65,415
Per Capita Income $25,455
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.59%
Households 0.67% 0.48%
Families 0.67% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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.

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, 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 # 247 55th
Population Density1 # 162 70th
Diversity Index2 # 127 77th
Median Household Income # 444 19th
Per Capita Income # 479 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.