Little Silver, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Little Silver, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Little Silver had a population of 5,954 as of July 1, 2016. Little Silver 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 Little Silver is located at latitude 40.337 and longitude -74.0345 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Little Silver (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.61 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Borough of Little Silver (GNIS ID: 885282) 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 Little Silver 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 Little Silver: Parkersville.

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


Total Population 5,954
Population in Households 5,954
Population in Familes 5,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,199
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,155
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,692
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,011 (87.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $646,121
Average Home Value $681,129


Median Household Income $160,399
Average Household Income $217,093
Per Capita Income $78,575
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.0%
Households 0.07% 0.03%
Families 0.04% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Little Silver, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Silver 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 # 236 57th
Population Density1 # 313 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 499 9th
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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