Egg Harbor City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Egg Harbor City had a population of 4,206 as of July 1, 2020. Egg Harbor City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Egg Harbor City is located at latitude 39.5287 and longitude -74.6479 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Egg Harbor City encompass a land area of 10.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Egg Harbor City (GNIS ID: 885204) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Egg Harbor City: Egg Harbor, Gloucester Landing.


Egg Harbor City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,206 (100%)
Population in Households 4,173 (99.2%)
Population in Families 3,323 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 33 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 388
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $54,613
Average Household Income $66,385
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $25,022
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 895 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 690 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $155,917
Average Home Value $196,644
Housing Affordability Index3 129


Total Households 1,585
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,064
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.09% 1.15%
Households -0.06% 1.04%
Families -0.12% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
Owner Occupied HU   2.26%


Egg Harbor City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Egg Harbor City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 295 46th
Population Density # 512 6th
Median Household Income # 478 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 284 52nd
Per Capita Income # 509 7th
Diversity Index # 53 91st

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