Califon, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Califon, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Califon had a population of 1,097 as of July 1, 2016. Califon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Califon is located at latitude 40.7194 and longitude -74.8368 in Hunterdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Califon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hunterdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Borough of Califon (GNIS ID: 885176) 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 Califon 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 Califon: California.

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


Total Population 1,097
Population in Households 1,097
Population in Familes 987
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,156
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $382,759
Average Home Value $435,188


Median Household Income $118,632
Average Household Income $146,320
Per Capita Income $53,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.13%
Households 0.28% 0.1%
Families 0.26% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Califon, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Califon 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 # 458 16th
Population Density1 # 412 25th
Diversity Index2 # 508 7th
Median Household Income # 69 88th
Per Capita Income # 101 82nd

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