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Netcong, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Netcong had a population of 3,328 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Netcong is located at latitude 40.8979 and longitude -74.7017 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Netcong (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The Borough of Netcong (GNIS ID: 885316) 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 Netcong population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,328
Daytime Population: Workers 1,363
Daytime Population: Residents 1,655
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,018
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 3,327
Population in Familes 2,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 3,942
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $56,039
Average Household Income $71,678
Per Capita Income $30,358


Total Housing Units 1,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 626 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 783 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $292,672
Average Home Value $307,188


Total Households 1,409
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 826
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 0.4% 0.31%
Households 0.28% 0.24%
Families 0.27% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Netcong, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Netcong 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 # 332 39th
Population Density # 159 71st
Diversity Index # 164 70th
Median Household Income # 435 20th
Per Capita Income # 402 26th

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