Fair Haven, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fair Haven, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fair Haven had a population of 6,089 as of July 1, 2016. Fair Haven ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Fair Haven is located at latitude 40.3619 and longitude -74.0388 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fair Haven (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Borough of Fair Haven (GNIS ID: 885213) 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 Fair Haven 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 Fair Haven: Fair Haven Township, Fairhaven.

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


Total Population 6,089
Population in Households 6,088
Population in Familes 5,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 3,813
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,951
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 1,640
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,779 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $716,005
Average Home Value $742,116


Median Household Income $128,302
Average Household Income $172,881
Per Capita Income $55,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.1%
Households -0.15% -0.1%
Families -0.17% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Fair Haven, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Haven 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 # 228 58th
Population Density1 # 172 69th
Diversity Index2 # 475 13th
Median Household Income # 43 92nd
Per Capita Income # 88 84th

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