Merchantville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merchantville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Merchantville had a population of 3,752 as of July 1, 2017. Merchantville ranks in the upper 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 Merchantville is located at latitude 39.9501 and longitude -75.0501 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Merchantville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Borough of Merchantville (GNIS ID: 885297) 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 Merchantville 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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Merchantville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,752
Daytime Population: Workers 1,242
Daytime Population: Residents 1,855
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,097
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 3,728
Population in Familes 2,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 6,257
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $64,602
Average Household Income $87,093
Per Capita Income $35,755


Total Housing Units 1,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 858 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 672 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $227,292
Average Home Value $239,918


Total Households 1,530
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 939
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 -0.25% -0.09%
Households -0.39% -0.21%
Families -0.4% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Merchantville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merchantville 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 # 310 43rd
Population Density # 76 86th
Diversity Index # 150 73rd
Median Household Income # 365 33rd
Per Capita Income # 312 43rd

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