Avalon, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Avalon, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Avalon had a population of 1,211 as of July 1, 2018. Avalon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Avalon is located at latitude 39.0864 and longitude -74.739 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Avalon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Avalon (GNIS ID: 885146) 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 Avalon: Leaming, Piermont, Seven Mile Beach.

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


Total Population 1,211
Population in Households 1,210
Population in Familes 932
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 292
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $103,199
Average Household Income $173,061
Per Capita Income $89,634


Total Housing Units 5,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (10.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 ( 1.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,807 (88.5%)
Median Home Value $1,274,194
Average Home Value $1,293,238


Total Households 627
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 2
  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 -1.17% -1.1%
Households -1.19% -1.08%
Families -1.25% -1.03%
Median Household Income   4.09%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Avalon, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avalon 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 # 451 17th
Population Density # 523 4th
Diversity Index # 526 4th
Median Household Income # 149 73rd
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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