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Rio Grande, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Rio Grande Census Designated Place had a population of 3,001 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Grande is located at latitude 39.0191 and longitude -74.8779 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Rio Grande Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Rio Grande Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389752) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rio Grande Census Designated Place is located within Township of Middle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape May County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Grande: Hildreths, Riogrande.

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


Total Population 3,001
Population in Households 2,974
Population in Familes 2,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,221
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 1,251
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 818
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 404 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $240,084
Average Home Value $255,899


Median Household Income $42,727
Average Household Income $56,155
Per Capita Income $23,746
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.89% 0.69%
Households 1.86% 0.66%
Families 1.84% 0.65%
Median Household Income   -2.06%
Per Capita Income   0.06%
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.

Rio Grande, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Grande 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 # 348 36th
Population Density1 # 401 27th
Diversity Index2 # 270 51st
Median Household Income # 503 8th
Per Capita Income # 498 9th

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