Califon, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Califon, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Califon had a population of 1,052 as of July 1, 2017. Califon 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 Califon is located at latitude 40.7194 and longitude -74.8368 in Hunterdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Califon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hunterdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Borough of Califon (GNIS ID: 885176) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Califon 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 Califon: California.

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


Total Population 1,052
Daytime Population: Workers 429
Daytime Population: Residents 482
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 911
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,052
Population in Familes 947
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,108
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $118,855
Average Household Income $151,901
Per Capita Income $55,447


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $379,934
Average Home Value $430,816


Total Households 384
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 301
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 -0.31% -0.19%
Households -0.35% -0.21%
Families -0.36% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Califon, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Califon 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 # 460 16th
Population Density # 417 24th
Diversity Index # 507 7th
Median Household Income # 79 86th
Per Capita Income # 96 83rd

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