Island Heights, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Island Heights, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Island Heights had a population of 1,680 as of July 1, 2017. Island Heights 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 Island Heights is located at latitude 39.9418 and longitude -74.1438 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Island Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Borough of Island Heights (GNIS ID: 885262) 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.

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


Total Population 1,680
Daytime Population: Workers 383
Daytime Population: Residents 861
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,680
Population in Familes 1,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,750
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $81,393
Average Household Income $100,680
Per Capita Income $41,051


Total Housing Units 833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $401,456
Average Home Value $474,090


Total Households 685
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 487
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 0.06% 0.2%
Households 0.04% 0.15%
Families 0.0% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Island Heights, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Island Heights 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 # 421 23rd
Population Density # 250 54th
Diversity Index # 497 9th
Median Household Income # 247 55th
Per Capita Income # 223 59th

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