Shark River Hills, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shark River Hills, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Shark River Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 3,721 as of July 1, 2016. Shark River Hills 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 Shark River Hills is located at latitude 40.1931 and longitude -74.0445 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Shark River Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Shark River Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390285) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shark River Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of Neptune, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shark River Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Shark River Hills, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,721
Population in Households 3,721
Population in Familes 3,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,177
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,531
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,043
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,397 (87.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 ( 8.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $353,125
Average Home Value $382,999


Median Household Income $87,204
Average Household Income $108,218
Per Capita Income $45,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.05%
Households 0.21% 0.13%
Families -0.33% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Shark River Hills, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shark River Hills 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 # 312 43rd
Population Density1 # 141 74th
Diversity Index2 # 481 12th
Median Household Income # 190 65th
Per Capita Income # 161 71st

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