Neptune City, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Neptune City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Neptune City had a population of 4,640 as of July 1, 2016. Neptune City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Neptune City is located at latitude 40.2002 and longitude -74.0336 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Neptune City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Borough of Neptune City (GNIS ID: 885315) 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 Neptune City 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 Neptune City: Neptune.

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


Total Population 4,640
Population in Households 4,563
Population in Familes 3,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 4,865
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,032
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,159 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 873 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $275,669
Average Home Value $272,347


Median Household Income $54,229
Average Household Income $67,771
Per Capita Income $30,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.42%
Households -0.77% -0.41%
Families -0.82% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Neptune City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Neptune City 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 # 275 50th
Population Density1 # 111 80th
Diversity Index2 # 201 63rd
Median Household Income # 449 18th
Per Capita Income # 393 28th

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