Belleplain, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belleplain, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Belleplain Census Designated Place had a population of 606 as of July 1, 2017. Belleplain 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 Belleplain is located at latitude 39.2578 and longitude -74.8749 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Belleplain Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Belleplain Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629044) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Belleplain Census Designated Place is located within Township of Dennis, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape May County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belleplain: Belle Plain, Belle Plains.

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


Total Population 606
Daytime Population: Workers 161
Daytime Population: Residents 186
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 521
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $70,611
Average Household Income $78,588
Per Capita Income $28,870


Total Housing Units 248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $270,833
Average Home Value $287,237


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 165
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 0.21% -0.03%
Households 0.19% -0.09%
Families -0.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Belleplain, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belleplain 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 # 489 10th
Population Density # 538 1st
Diversity Index # 501 8th
Median Household Income # 327 40th
Per Capita Income # 430 21st

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