Zarephath, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Zarephath, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Zarephath Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Somerset County at latitude 40.5346 and longitude -74.5722. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The formal official name is the Zarephath Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Zarephath, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Zarephath indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Zarephath Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Zarephath Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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Zarephath, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 36
Population in Households 36
Population in Familes 29
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 89
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 19 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $400,000
Average Home Value $422,917


Median Household Income $102,899
Average Household Income $127,441
Per Capita Income $54,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.64% 2.13%
Households -1.26% 2.13%
Families 13.52% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   4.4%
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.


Zarephath, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zarephath to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 542 1st
Population Density1 # 537 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 201 63rd
Median Household Income # 126 77th
Per Capita Income # 75 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.