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Bay Head, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bay Head had a population of 978 as of July 1, 2017. Bay Head ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Bay Head is located at latitude 40.0703 and longitude -74.0482 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bay Head (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Bay Head (GNIS ID: 885150) 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 Bay Head 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 Bay Head: Bayhead.

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


Total Population 978
Daytime Population: Workers 435
Daytime Population: Residents 512
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 947
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 977
Population in Familes 756
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,680
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $95,078
Average Household Income $160,544
Per Capita Income $76,042


Total Housing Units 1,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 570 (55.2%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,026,163


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 271
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 0.14% 0.35%
Households 0.12% 0.26%
Families 0.05% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Bay Head, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Head 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 # 464 15th
Population Density # 362 34th
Diversity Index # 539 1st
Median Household Income # 166 70th
Per Capita Income # 24 96th

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