Union Beach, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Union Beach, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Union Beach had a population of 5,513 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Union Beach is located at latitude 40.4475 and longitude -74.17 in Monmouth County. 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. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Borough of Union Beach (GNIS ID: 885423) 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 Union Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Union Beach, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,513
Population in Households 5,509
Population in Familes 4,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,056
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,906
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,448
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,586 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 320 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $229,919
Average Home Value $246,311


Median Household Income $63,809
Average Household Income $79,074
Per Capita Income $27,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.35% -1.47%
Households -2.21% -1.39%
Families -2.16% -1.39%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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, 2015 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 # 244 55th
Population Density1 # 219 60th
Diversity Index2 # 298 46th
Median Household Income # 357 35th
Per Capita Income # 439 19th

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