Beach Haven West, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Beach Haven West, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Beach Haven West Census Designated Place had a population of 3,805 as of July 1, 2016. Beach Haven West 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 Beach Haven West is located at latitude 39.6704 and longitude -74.2331 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Beach Haven West Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.55 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Beach Haven West Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389182) 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 Beach Haven West Census Designated Place is located within Township of Stafford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

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


Total Population 3,805
Population in Households 3,805
Population in Familes 2,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,384
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,867
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,606 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,704 (59.2%)
Median Home Value $393,624
Average Home Value $448,458


Median Household Income $70,004
Average Household Income $101,233
Per Capita Income $48,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.06%
Households -0.41% -0.13%
Families -0.35% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Beach Haven West, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beach Haven West 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 # 305 44th
Population Density1 # 291 47th
Diversity Index2 # 502 8th
Median Household Income # 322 41st
Per Capita Income # 128 77th

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