Point Pleasant, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Point Pleasant, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Point Pleasant had a population of 18,616 as of July 1, 2018. Point Pleasant ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Point Pleasant is located at latitude 40.0777 and longitude -74.0699 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Point Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Point Pleasant (GNIS ID: 885357) 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.

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


Total Population 18,616
Population in Households 18,525
Population in Familes 15,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density2 5,336
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $87,465
Average Household Income $107,125
Per Capita Income $42,674


Total Housing Units 8,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,658 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,726 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,122 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $386,379
Average Home Value $445,696


Total Households 7,384
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,019
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 0.15% 0.44%
Households 0.18% 0.38%
Families 0.1% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Point Pleasant, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Pleasant 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 # 58 90th
Population Density # 98 82nd
Diversity Index # 466 15th
Median Household Income # 225 59th
Per Capita Income # 239 56th

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