Merchantville, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Merchantville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Merchantville had a population of 3,873 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.9473 and longitude -75.0666 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Merchantville 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.

The Borough of Merchantville is located within Township of Pennsauken, a minor civil division (MCD) of Camden County.

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Merchantville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,873
Population in Households 3,848
Population in Familes 3,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 6,458
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $70,652
Average Household Income $98,310
Per Capita Income $40,246


Total Housing Units 1,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 979 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 597 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $236,616
Average Home Value $250,332


Total Households 1,576
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 966
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.16% 0.13%
Households 0.02% 0.04%
Families -0.01% 0.02%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

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, 2018 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 # 303 45th
Population Density # 74 87th
Diversity Index # 150 73rd
Median Household Income # 347 37th
Per Capita Income # 283 48th

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