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Shark River Hills, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Shark River Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 3,649 as of July 1, 2020. Shark River Hills 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 Shark River Hills is located at latitude 40.194 and longitude -74.0488 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Shark River Hills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Shark River Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390285) 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 Shark River Hills Census Designated Place is located within Township of Neptune, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.


Shark River Hills, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,649 (100%)
Population in Households 3,649 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,978 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 4,260
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $101,632
Average Household Income $117,065
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $49,704
Wealth Index5 171


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,395 (89.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $365,058
Average Home Value $419,405
Housing Affordability Index3 139


Total Households 1,507
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,023
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 -0.14% -0.2%
Households -0.04% -0.13%
Families -0.41% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%


Shark River Hills, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shark River Hills 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 # 318 42nd
Population Density # 140 74th
Median Household Income # 185 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 344 63rd
Per Capita Income # 197 64th
Diversity Index # 489 10th

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