Sea Isle City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Sea Isle City had a population of 1,935 as of July 1, 2019. Sea Isle City 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 Sea Isle City is located at latitude 39.1534 and longitude -74.6929 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sea Isle City encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Sea Isle City (GNIS ID: 885389) 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 Sea Isle City: Ludlam's Beach, Strathmere.

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Sea Isle City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sea Isle City, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 50
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sea Isle City, NJ Wealth Index is 178
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,935 (100%)
Population in Households 1,935 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,500 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 878
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,233
Average Household Income $105,156
Per Capita Income $51,790
Wealth Index4 178

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 792 (11.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 ( 2.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,047 (86.4%)
Median Home Value $717,770
Housing Affordability Index3 50
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 953
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 590
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.95% -1.01%
Households -0.95% -1.03%
Families -0.98% -1.0%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Sea Isle City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sea Isle City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 407 26th
Population Density # 444 19th
Diversity Index # 531 3rd
Median Household Income # 395 28th
Per Capita Income # 163 70th

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