Barnegat Light, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Barnegat Light had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2017. Barnegat Light ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barnegat Light is located at latitude 39.752 and longitude -74.1109 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Barnegat Light (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Barnegat Light (GNIS ID: 885148) 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 Barnegat Light population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barnegat Light: Barnegat City.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 577
Daytime Population: Workers 419
Daytime Population: Residents 332
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 751
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 572
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 789
Diversity Index3 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,400
Average Household Income $102,975
Per Capita Income $50,183

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (18.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 ( 2.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,014 (78.6%)
Median Home Value $837,838
Average Home Value $853,046
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.34%
Households 0.1% 0.22%
Families 0.22% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Barnegat Light, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnegat Light 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 # 491 10th
Population Density # 451 17th
Diversity Index # 533 2nd
Median Household Income # 341 38th
Per Capita Income # 131 76th

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