Spring Lake, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spring Lake, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Spring Lake had a population of 3,198 as of July 1, 2017. Spring Lake 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 is located at latitude 40.1527 and longitude -74.0272 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Spring Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Spring Lake (GNIS ID: 885406) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Spring Lake: Spring Lake Beach, Springlake Beach.

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Spring Lake, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,198
Daytime Population: Workers 2,076
Daytime Population: Residents 1,852
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,928
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 3,189
Population in Familes 2,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 2,405
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $119,074
Average Household Income $192,963
Per Capita Income $80,838


Total Housing Units 2,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,084 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 787 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,036,554


Total Households 1,338
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 884
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 0.67%
Households 0.91% 0.63%
Families 0.89% 0.63%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Spring Lake, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spring Lake to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 339 38th
Population Density # 288 47th
Diversity Index # 528 3rd
Median Household Income # 78 86th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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