West Belmar, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Belmar, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The West Belmar Census Designated Place had a population of 2,486 as of July 1, 2016. West Belmar ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Belmar is located at latitude 40.1707 and longitude -74.0376 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the West Belmar Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The West Belmar Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390466) 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 West Belmar Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wall, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.

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


Total Population 2,486
Population in Households 2,486
Population in Familes 1,940
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,294
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 987
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $367,714
Average Home Value $393,019


Median Household Income $72,480
Average Household Income $92,908
Per Capita Income $37,929
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.02%
Households 0.05% 0.02%
Families -0.84% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

West Belmar, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Belmar 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 # 372 32nd
Population Density1 # 97 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 298 46th
Median Household Income # 306 44th
Per Capita Income # 266 51st

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