Point Pleasant, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Point Pleasant, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Point Pleasant had a population of 18,457 as of July 1, 2016. Point Pleasant ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Point Pleasant is located at latitude 40.0777 and longitude -74.0699 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Point Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Point Pleasant (GNIS ID: 885357) 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 Point Pleasant 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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Point Pleasant, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,457
Population in Households 18,366
Population in Familes 15,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 5,291
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 7,282
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,961
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,595 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,687 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,121 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $363,426
Average Home Value $424,768


Median Household Income $80,510
Average Household Income $98,800
Per Capita Income $39,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.24%
Households 0.02% 0.16%
Families -0.06% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Point Pleasant, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Pleasant 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 # 56 90th
Population Density1 # 98 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 460 16th
Median Household Income # 245 55th
Per Capita Income # 243 56th

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