Seaside Heights, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Seaside Heights, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Seaside Heights had a population of 2,867 as of July 1, 2016. Seaside Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Seaside Heights is located at latitude 39.945 and longitude -74.0788 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Seaside Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Seaside Heights (GNIS ID: 885390) 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 Seaside 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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Seaside Heights, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,867
Population in Households 2,865
Population in Familes 1,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 4,624
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,364
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 575
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 ( 9.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,095 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,639 (54.6%)
Median Home Value $313,095
Average Home Value $441,078


Median Household Income $35,353
Average Household Income $45,724
Per Capita Income $21,780
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.15%
Households -0.14% 0.04%
Families -0.3% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   -0.34%
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.

Seaside Heights, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seaside 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 # 353 35th
Population Density1 # 119 78th
Diversity Index2 # 162 70th
Median Household Income # 524 4th
Per Capita Income # 513 6th

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