Hammonton, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Hammonton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Hammonton had a population of 14,446 as of July 1, 2020. Hammonton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hammonton is located at latitude 39.6365 and longitude -74.8024 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hammonton encompass a land area of 40.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Town of Hammonton (GNIS ID: 885242) 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 Hammonton: Coffin's Mill, Hammond Town, Hammondtown.


Hammonton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 14,446 (100%)
Population in Households 14,140 (97.9%)
Population in Families 11,666 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 306 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 355
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $73,778
Average Household Income $97,029
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $35,516
Wealth Index5 107


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,561 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,535 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,748 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $259,536
Average Home Value $282,454
Housing Affordability Index3 120


Total Households 5,283
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 3,648
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 -0.23% -0.46%
Households -0.23% -0.47%
Families -0.29% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.1%


Hammonton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hammonton 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 # 83 85th
Population Density # 515 6th
Median Household Income # 370 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 233 43rd
Per Capita Income # 395 28th
Diversity Index # 147 73rd

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