Barnegat, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Barnegat, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Barnegat Census Designated Place had a population of 3,123 as of July 1, 2018. Barnegat ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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 is located at latitude 39.7539 and longitude -74.2217 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Barnegat Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Barnegat Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389174) 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 Barnegat Census Designated Place is located within Township of Barnegat, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

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Barnegat, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,123
Population in Households 3,122
Population in Familes 2,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,158
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $93,364
Average Household Income $107,369
Per Capita Income $36,623


Total Housing Units 1,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 850 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $316,109
Average Home Value $350,618


Total Households 1,132
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 883
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.26% 1.19%
Households 1.28% 1.17%
Families 2.28% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Barnegat, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barnegat to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 341 38th
Population Density # 412 25th
Diversity Index # 394 28th
Median Household Income # 195 64th
Per Capita Income # 328 40th

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