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Seaside Heights, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Seaside Heights had a population of 3,003 as of July 1, 2019. Seaside Heights ranks in the upper 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 Seaside Heights is located at latitude 39.9443 and longitude -74.0729 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Seaside Heights encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Seaside Heights (GNIS ID: 885390) 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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Seaside Heights, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Seaside Heights, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 56
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Seaside Heights, NJ Wealth Index is 32
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,003
Population in Households 3,001
Population in Families 1,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density 4,865
Diversity Index1 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,796
Average Household Income $48,228
Per Capita Income $22,903
Wealth Index3 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 ( 10.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,122 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,621 (53.2%)
Median Home Value $244,286
Housing Affordability Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,426
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 600
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.43% 0.5%
Households 0.39% 0.43%
Families 0.26% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Seaside Heights, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seaside Heights to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 346 37th
Population Density # 114 79th
Diversity Index # 168 69th
Median Household Income # 540 1st
Per Capita Income # 519 5th

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