Elwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Elwood Census Designated Place had a population of 1,361 as of July 1, 2017. Elwood 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 Elwood is located at latitude 39.5694 and longitude -74.7079 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the Elwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Elwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389040) 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 Elwood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mullica, a minor civil division (MCD) of Atlantic County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elwood: Colville.

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Elwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,361
Daytime Population: Workers 381
Daytime Population: Residents 970
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,351
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,296
Population in Familes 1,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 425
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $51,191
Average Household Income $61,728
Per Capita Income $20,717


Total Housing Units 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $172,845
Average Home Value $189,044


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.75% -0.41%
Households -0.84% -0.49%
Families -0.92% -0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Elwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elwood to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 442 19th
Population Density # 504 8th
Diversity Index # 36 94th
Median Household Income # 470 14th
Per Capita Income # 519 5th

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