Shark River Hills, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shark River Hills, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Shark River Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 3,724 as of July 1, 2017. 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 40.1931 and longitude -74.0445 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Shark River Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shark River Hills 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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Shark River Hills, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,724
Daytime Population: Workers 313
Daytime Population: Residents 1,592
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,905
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 3,724
Population in Familes 3,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,180
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $88,367
Average Household Income $111,117
Per Capita Income $46,893


Total Housing Units 1,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,390 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $356,122
Average Home Value $384,179


Total Households 1,525
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,039
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 0.1% 0.09%
Households 0.13% 0.1%
Families -0.34% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 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 # 311 43rd
Population Density # 143 74th
Diversity Index # 483 12th
Median Household Income # 195 64th
Per Capita Income # 163 70th

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