Bay Head, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Bay Head, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bay Head had a population of 997 as of July 1, 2018. Bay Head 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 Bay Head is located at latitude 40.0703 and longitude -74.0482 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bay Head (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Bay Head (GNIS ID: 885150) 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 Bay Head: Bayhead.

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


Total Population 997
Population in Households 996
Population in Familes 775
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,713
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $106,239
Average Household Income $172,401
Per Capita Income $82,002


Total Housing Units 1,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 396 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 584 (55.2%)
Median Home Value $1,175,000
Average Home Value $1,324,495


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 276
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 0.36% 0.56%
Households 0.39% 0.54%
Families 0.27% 0.5%
Median Household Income   5.27%
Per Capita Income   4.08%

Bay Head, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Head 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 # 464 15th
Population Density # 359 34th
Diversity Index # 541 1st
Median Household Income # 137 75th
Per Capita Income # 16 97th

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