Dover Beaches South, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dover Beaches South, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Dover Beaches South Census Designated Place had a population of 1,215 as of July 1, 2017. Dover Beaches South 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 Dover Beaches South is located at latitude 39.9549 and longitude -74.0817 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Dover Beaches South Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Dover Beaches South Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389414) 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 Dover Beaches South Census Designated Place is located within Township of Toms River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

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


Total Population 1,215
Daytime Population: Workers 384
Daytime Population: Residents 685
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,069
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,215
Population in Familes 814
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,947
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $52,575
Average Household Income $88,805
Per Capita Income $48,751


Total Housing Units 2,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (17.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,996 (75.0%)
Median Home Value $506,629
Average Home Value $584,408


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.07% 0.25%
Households 0.06% 0.18%
Families -0.04% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Dover Beaches South, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dover Beaches South 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 # 450 18th
Population Density # 329 40th
Diversity Index # 433 21st
Median Household Income # 460 16th
Per Capita Income # 143 74th

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