Lavallette, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lavallette, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lavallette had a population of 1,850 as of July 1, 2016. Lavallette 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 Lavallette is located at latitude 39.9695 and longitude -74.0719 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Lavallette (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Lavallette (GNIS ID: 885273) 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 Lavallette 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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Lavallette, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,850
Population in Households 1,850
Population in Familes 1,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,288
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 931
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 545
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 707 (22.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,276 (71.0%)
Median Home Value $811,131
Average Home Value $758,428


Median Household Income $62,523
Average Household Income $114,462
Per Capita Income $57,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% 0.06%
Households -0.24% -0.02%
Families -0.35% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Lavallette, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavallette 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 # 411 25th
Population Density1 # 301 45th
Diversity Index2 # 521 5th
Median Household Income # 379 31st
Per Capita Income # 78 86th

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