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Wanamassa, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Wanamassa Census Designated Place had a population of 4,576 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wanamassa is located at latitude 40.2368 and longitude -74.0289 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Wanamassa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Wanamassa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390450) 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 Wanamassa Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ocean, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.

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


Total Population 4,576
Daytime Population: Workers 1,311
Daytime Population: Residents 1,959
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,270
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 4,576
Population in Familes 3,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,108
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $88,712
Average Household Income $112,863
Per Capita Income $41,137


Total Housing Units 1,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,448 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $359,651
Average Home Value $417,744


Total Households 1,665
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,237
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 0.13% 0.09%
Households 0.14% 0.12%
Families 0.09% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Wanamassa, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wanamassa 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 # 279 49th
Population Density # 147 73rd
Diversity Index # 346 37th
Median Household Income # 193 65th
Per Capita Income # 222 59th

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