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Short Hills, New Jersey - Basic Facts

Short Hills is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Short Hills Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Essex County at latitude 40.7479 and longitude -74.3254. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 276 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Short Hills Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Short Hills, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Short Hills to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 91 83rd
Population Density1 # 267 51st
Diversity Index2 # 273 50th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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

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Short Hills, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,295
Population in Households 13,293
Population in Familes 12,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 2,559
Diversity Index2 38
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,170
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 3,685
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,766 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 404 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,167,007
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $238,757
Per Capita Income $75,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.27%
Households 0.14% 0.26%
Families 0.03% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   3.64%
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.

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