Island Heights, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Island Heights, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Island Heights had a population of 1,652 as of July 1, 2016. Island Heights 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 Island Heights is located at latitude 39.9418 and longitude -74.1438 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Island Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Borough of Island Heights (GNIS ID: 885262) 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 Island Heights 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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Island Heights, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,652
Population in Households 1,652
Population in Familes 1,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,704
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 673
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 478
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $408,824
Average Home Value $482,835


Median Household Income $82,552
Average Household Income $98,832
Per Capita Income $40,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% 0.0%
Households -0.24% -0.03%
Families -0.3% -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Island Heights, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Island Heights 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 # 424 23rd
Population Density1 # 257 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 495 9th
Median Household Income # 225 59th
Per Capita Income # 222 59th

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