Wanamassa, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wanamassa, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Wanamassa Census Designated Place had a population of 4,572 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wanamassa is located at latitude 40.2368 and longitude -74.0289 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Wanamassa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Wanamassa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390450) 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 Wanamassa Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ocean, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wanamassa 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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Wanamassa, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,572
Population in Households 4,572
Population in Familes 3,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,105
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,671
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,455 (84.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $353,065
Average Home Value $407,160


Median Household Income $87,578
Average Household Income $110,903
Per Capita Income $40,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.09%
Households 0.22% 0.12%
Families 0.13% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Wanamassa, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanamassa 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 # 279 49th
Population Density1 # 149 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 340 38th
Median Household Income # 186 66th
Per Capita Income # 216 61st

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