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Barnegat Light, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Barnegat Light had a population of 601 as of July 1, 2020. Barnegat Light ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Barnegat Light is located at latitude 39.7576 and longitude -74.1062 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Barnegat Light encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Barnegat Light (GNIS ID: 885148) 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 Barnegat Light: Barnegat City.

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Barnegat Light, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 601 (100%)
Population in Households 595 (99.0%)
Population in Families 481 (80.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 723
Diversity Index2 9
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,984
Average Household Income $112,637
% of Income for Mortgage4 43%
Per Capita Income $54,232
Wealth Index5 211
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (19.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 ( 2.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,025 (78.1%)
Median Home Value $818,841
Average Home Value $957,044
Housing Affordability Index3 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.45% 0.46%
Households 0.45% 0.41%
Families 0.52% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.47%

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Barnegat Light, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnegat Light 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 # 487 11th
Population Density # 453 17th
Median Household Income # 326 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 32 6th
Per Capita Income # 153 72nd
Diversity Index # 533 2nd

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