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Belford, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Belford Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Monmouth County at latitude 40.4281 and longitude -74.0786. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the Belford Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Belford, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Belford indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Belford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Belford Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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


Total Population 1,695
Population in Households 1,691
Population in Familes 1,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,325
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 565
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 445
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $296,680
Average Home Value $340,021


Median Household Income $86,630
Average Household Income $104,897
Per Capita Income $35,122
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.99% -0.66%
Households -0.78% -0.54%
Families -0.73% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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.


Belford, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belford 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 # 418 23rd
Population Density1 # 394 28th
Diversity Index2 # 373 32nd
Median Household Income # 193 65th
Per Capita Income # 288 47th

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