Spring Lake Heights, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Spring Lake Heights had a population of 4,989 as of July 1, 2016. Spring Lake Heights 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 Spring Lake Heights is located at latitude 40.1495 and longitude -74.0462 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Spring Lake Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Spring Lake Heights (GNIS ID: 885407) 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 Spring Lake Heights 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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Spring Lake Heights, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,989
Population in Households 4,989
Population in Familes 3,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,886
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,460
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 1,272
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,436 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,024 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 624 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $531,884
Average Home Value $533,809


Median Household Income $64,709
Average Household Income $91,253
Per Capita Income $44,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.56%
Households 0.97% 0.6%
Families 0.91% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Spring Lake Heights, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spring Lake Heights 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 # 257 53rd
Population Density1 # 165 70th
Diversity Index2 # 490 10th
Median Household Income # 356 35th
Per Capita Income # 171 69th

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