Pennsville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pennsville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Pennsville Census Designated Place had a population of 11,800 as of July 1, 2016. Pennsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Pennsville is located at latitude 39.6539 and longitude -75.5088 in Salem County. The formal boundaries for the Pennsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Pennsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389661) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pennsville Census Designated Place is located within Township of Pennsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Salem County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pennsville 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 Pennsville: Craven's Ferry, Kinseyville, Obisquahassit.

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


Total Population 11,800
Population in Households 11,800
Population in Familes 9,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,172
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 4,824
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,505 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,319 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $166,405
Average Home Value $184,650


Median Household Income $57,139
Average Household Income $71,769
Per Capita Income $29,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.23%
Households -0.1% -0.22%
Families -0.14% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Pennsville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennsville 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 # 112 80th
Population Density1 # 410 25th
Diversity Index2 # 470 14th
Median Household Income # 422 23rd
Per Capita Income # 406 26th

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