Rio Grande, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Rio Grande, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Rio Grande Census Designated Place had a population of 2,943 as of July 1, 2018. Rio Grande ranks in the lower 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 Rio Grande is located at latitude 39.0191 and longitude -74.8779 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Rio Grande Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Rio Grande Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389752) 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 Rio Grande Census Designated Place is located within Township of Middle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape May County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Grande: Hildreths, Riogrande.

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


Total Population 2,943
Population in Households 2,916
Population in Familes 2,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,197
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $43,960
Average Household Income $60,012
Per Capita Income $25,405


Total Housing Units 1,737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 969 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 508 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $270,954
Average Home Value $278,767


Total Households 1,229
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 797
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 1.19% 0.33%
Households 1.19% 0.34%
Families 1.07% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Rio Grande, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Grande 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 # 349 36th
Population Density # 408 25th
Diversity Index # 271 50th
Median Household Income # 504 8th
Per Capita Income # 495 9th

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