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Short Hills, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Short Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 13,338 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Short Hills is located at latitude 40.7392 and longitude -74.3274 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Short Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Short Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584025) 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 Short Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of Millburn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Short Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Short Hills, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 13,338
Population in Households 13,337
Population in Familes 12,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,567
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 4,183
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 3,699
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,762 (85.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,157,569


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $289,765
Per Capita Income $91,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.27%
Households 0.17% 0.25%
Families 0.1% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 272 50th
Median Household Income # 6 100th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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