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The Belford CDP(1) had a population of 1,634 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Belford is located at latitude 40.4259 and longitude -74.0868 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Belford Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Belford Census Designated Place 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 Belford Census Designated Place is located within Township of Middletown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Belford, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,634 (100%)
Population in Households 1,634 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,455 (89.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,298
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $139,023
Average Household Income $174,525
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $59,821
Wealth Index5 221


Total HU (Housing Units) 614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $405,000
Average Home Value $441,396
Housing Affordability Index3 159


Total Households 590
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 455
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.38% -0.25%
Households -0.30% -0.07%
Families   -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.26%

Belford, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belford to the other 701 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 488 31st
Population Density # 457 35th
Median Household Income # 144 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 634 90th
Per Capita Income # 237 66th
Diversity Index # 455 36th

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