Sea Bright, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Sea Bright, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sea Bright had a population of 1,460 as of July 1, 2020. Sea Bright 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 Sea Bright is located at latitude 40.3615 and longitude -73.974 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sea Bright encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Sea Bright (GNIS ID: 885387) 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 Sea Bright: New Porland, New Portland, Seabright.


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


Total Population 1,460 (100%)
Population in Households 1,448 (99.2%)
Population in Families 845 (57.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 2,028
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $96,371
Average Household Income $146,380
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $82,406
Wealth Index5 180


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 (34.8%)
Median Home Value $625,000
Average Home Value $736,795
Housing Affordability Index3 79


Total Households 828
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 338
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 0.33% -0.12%
Households 0.43% -0.1%
Families 0.38% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
Owner Occupied HU   0.22%


Sea Bright, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sea Bright 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 # 435 20th
Population Density # 329 40th
Median Household Income # 220 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 75 14th
Per Capita Income # 27 95th
Diversity Index # 412 25th

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