Barnegat, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Barnegat, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Barnegat Census Designated Place had a population of 3,078 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 3,078
Daytime Population: Workers 1,434
Daytime Population: Residents 1,487
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,921
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 3,077
Population in Familes 2,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,142
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $83,053
Average Household Income $100,638
Per Capita Income $34,316


Total Housing Units 1,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 835 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $306,530
Average Home Value $336,796


Total Households 1,112
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 869
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 1.23% 1.11%
Households 1.21% 1.0%
Families 2.38% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 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 # 341 38th
Population Density # 414 24th
Diversity Index # 388 29th
Median Household Income # 229 58th
Per Capita Income # 341 38th

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