Lake Como, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Como, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lake Como had a population of 1,743 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Como ranks in the upper 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 Lake Como is located at latitude 40.17 and longitude -74.0249 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Lake Como (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Borough of Lake Como (GNIS ID: 885400) 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 Lake Como population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,743
Daytime Population: Workers 738
Daytime Population: Residents 751
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,489
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,743
Population in Familes 1,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,868
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $70,946
Average Household Income $80,459
Per Capita Income $35,875


Total Housing Units 1,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 356 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 339 (30.4%)
Median Home Value $389,683
Average Home Value $445,735


Total Households 776
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 395
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 -0.13% -0.07%
Households -0.16% -0.1%
Families -0.14% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Lake Como, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Como 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 # 417 24th
Population Density # 65 88th
Diversity Index # 169 69th
Median Household Income # 319 42nd
Per Capita Income # 309 43rd

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