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Rumson, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rumson had a population of 7,023 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Rumson, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,023
Population in Households 7,012
Population in Familes 6,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 1,388
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $167,921
Average Household Income $227,015
Per Capita Income $74,147


Total Housing Units 2,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,057 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 235 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $1,135,274
Average Home Value $1,227,747


Total Households 2,292
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 1,907
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.17% -0.09%
Households -0.27% -0.12%
Families -0.31% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

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, 2018 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 # 214 61st
Population Density # 389 29th
Diversity Index # 514 6th
Median Household Income # 19 97th
Per Capita Income # 36 94th

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