Rumson, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Rumson, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rumson had a population of 6,975 as of July 1, 2020. Rumson ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Rumson is located at latitude 40.3721 and longitude -73.999 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rumson encompass a land area of 5.06 sq. miles and a water area of 2.06 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Borough of Rumson (GNIS ID: 885381) 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 Rumson: Oceanic.


Rumson, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,975 (100%)
Population in Households 6,964 (99.8%)
Population in Families 6,462 (92.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,377
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $247,618
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $80,944
Wealth Index5 383


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,084 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $1,212,695
Average Home Value $1,312,632
Housing Affordability Index3 92


Total Households 2,280
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 1,896
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.2% -0.11%
Households -0.27% -0.11%
Families -0.31% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.06%


Rumson, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rumson to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 210 62nd
Population Density # 390 29th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 114 21st
Per Capita Income # 31 94th
Diversity Index # 517 5th

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