Chesilhurst, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chesilhurst, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chesilhurst had a population of 1,616 as of July 1, 2017. Chesilhurst 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 Chesilhurst is located at latitude 39.7313 and longitude -74.8799 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chesilhurst (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Borough of Chesilhurst (GNIS ID: 885183) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chesilhurst 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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Chesilhurst, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,616
Daytime Population: Workers 314
Daytime Population: Residents 878
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,192
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,507
Population in Familes 1,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 941
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $56,230
Average Household Income $69,540
Per Capita Income $26,972


Total Housing Units 626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $161,738


Total Households 568
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.15% -0.07%
Households -0.34% -0.18%
Families -0.33% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Chesilhurst, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesilhurst 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 # 426 22nd
Population Density # 438 20th
Diversity Index # 81 85th
Median Household Income # 434 21st
Per Capita Income # 462 15th

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