Tuckerton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tuckerton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tuckerton had a population of 3,404 as of July 1, 2016. Tuckerton ranks in the lower 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 Tuckerton is located at latitude 39.5921 and longitude -74.3335 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tuckerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Borough of Tuckerton (GNIS ID: 885422) 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 Tuckerton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tuckerton: Clamtown, Little Egg Harbour, Middle-of-the-Shore, Tucker Town.

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Tuckerton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,404
Population in Households 3,396
Population in Familes 2,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,012
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,402
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 870
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 971 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 607 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $252,989
Average Home Value $257,183


Median Household Income $54,998
Average Household Income $64,889
Per Capita Income $26,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.47%
Households 0.07% 0.3%
Families -0.04% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Tuckerton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tuckerton 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 # 327 40th
Population Density1 # 431 21st
Diversity Index2 # 397 28th
Median Household Income # 445 19th
Per Capita Income # 459 16th

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