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 2,926 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.


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Seaside Heights, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,926
Daytime Population: Workers 2,456
Daytime Population: Residents 1,655
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,111
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 2,924
Population in Familes 1,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 4,719
Diversity Index3 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,881
Average Household Income $46,457
Per Capita Income $22,143

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 ( 8.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,122 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,659 (54.4%)
Median Home Value $322,340
Average Home Value $445,203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,393
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.38%
Households 0.17% 0.3%
Families 0.07% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

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, 2017 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 # 351 36th
Population Density # 119 78th
Diversity Index # 163 70th
Median Household Income # 529 3rd
Per Capita Income # 514 6th

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