Westville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Westville had a population of 4,219 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Westville is located at latitude 39.8689 and longitude -75.1316 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Westville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Westville (GNIS ID: 885440) 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 Westville 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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Westville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,219
Population in Households 4,217
Population in Familes 3,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 4,119
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,733
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,077
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,050 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 683 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $161,699
Average Home Value $221,738


Median Household Income $53,351
Average Household Income $67,377
Per Capita Income $27,694
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.09%
Households -0.2% -0.07%
Families -0.26% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Westville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westville 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 # 292 47th
Population Density1 # 148 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 334 39th
Median Household Income # 457 16th
Per Capita Income # 442 19th

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