Ship Bottom, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ship Bottom, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ship Bottom had a population of 1,163 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ship Bottom is located at latitude 39.6454 and longitude -74.183 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ship Bottom (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Ship Bottom (GNIS ID: 885394) 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 Ship Bottom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ship Bottom: Arlington, Ship Bottom Beach.

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Ship Bottom, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,163
Daytime Population: Workers 1,133
Daytime Population: Residents 578
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,711
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 1,163
Population in Familes 857
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,631
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $65,709
Average Household Income $100,249
Per Capita Income $48,000


Total Housing Units 2,072 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (19.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,515 (73.1%)
Median Home Value $655,702
Average Home Value $709,321


Total Households 557
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 328
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 0.08% 0.26%
Households 0.05% 0.21%
Families -0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   4.5%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Ship Bottom, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ship Bottom 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 # 456 17th
Population Density # 371 32nd
Diversity Index # 354 35th
Median Household Income # 357 35th
Per Capita Income # 148 73rd

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