Fort Dix, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Dix, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Fort Dix Census Designated Place had a population of 7,651 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Dix 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 Fort Dix is located at latitude 40.0056 and longitude -74.6111 in Burlington County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Dix Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Burlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Fort Dix Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389104) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Dix Census Designated Place is located within Township of New Hanover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burlington County.

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

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


Total Population 7,651
Daytime Population: Workers 3,885
Daytime Population: Residents 1,214
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 2,438
Population in Familes 2,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,213
Population Density2 746
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $46,900
Average Household Income $57,318
Per Capita Income $18,488


Total Housing Units 900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (86.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 785
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 590
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 -0.12% 0.08%
Households 0.02% 0.13%
Families 0.0% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   0.9%

Fort Dix, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Dix 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 # 194 65th
Population Density # 453 17th
Diversity Index # 52 91st
Median Household Income # 490 10th
Per Capita Income # 531 3rd

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