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Union Beach, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Union Beach is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Monmouth County at latitude 40.4475 and longitude -74.17. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Union Beach, but most people and references simply refer to it as Union Beach, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Union Beach indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Union Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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Union Beach, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,806
Population in Households 5,802
Population in Familes 5,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,218
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 2,006
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,516
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,672 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $220,043
Average Home Value $236,139


Median Household Income $62,710
Average Household Income $77,358
Per Capita Income $26,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.7% -0.99%
Households -1.54% -0.94%
Families -1.61% -0.97%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.


Union Beach, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Union Beach to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 237 57th
Population Density1 # 211 61st
Diversity Index2 # 292 47th
Median Household Income # 352 36th
Per Capita Income # 442 19th

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