Stanhope, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stanhope, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Stanhope had a population of 3,598 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Stanhope is located at latitude 40.913 and longitude -74.7029 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Stanhope (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

The Borough of Stanhope (GNIS ID: 885408) 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 Stanhope 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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Stanhope, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,598
Population in Households 3,588
Population in Familes 2,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,960
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,391
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 951
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,143 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $243,812
Average Home Value $271,150


Median Household Income $84,507
Average Household Income $98,922
Per Capita Income $38,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.2%
Households -0.06% -0.16%
Families -0.1% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Stanhope, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanhope 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 # 320 41st
Population Density1 # 329 40th
Diversity Index2 # 333 40th
Median Household Income # 212 61st
Per Capita Income # 255 53rd

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