Short Hills, NJ 07078 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 07078: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Short Hills, NJ 07078

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 555
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,206
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 176
  • County: Essex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.737, Longitude -74.329
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Short Hills, NJ 07078 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,678
Population in Households 13,676
Population in Familes 12,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,791
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 4,290
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 3,780
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,814 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 476 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,073,519


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $291,448
Per Capita Income $91,416
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.5%
Households 0.26% 0.43%
Families 0.24% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Short Hills, NJ 07078 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07078 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 233 60th
Population Density1 # 303 48th
Diversity Index2 # 320 45th
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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