Surf City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Surf City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Surf City had a population of 1,268 as of July 1, 2018. Surf City 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 Surf City is located at latitude 39.6621 and longitude -74.1695 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Surf City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Surf City (GNIS ID: 885413) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Surf City: Culver, Long Beach City, Mansion of Health, Surf.

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Surf City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,268
Population in Households 1,268
Population in Familes 947
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,701
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $75,301
Average Household Income $117,714
Per Capita Income $61,113


Total Housing Units 2,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (18.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 ( 6.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,026 (75.5%)
Median Home Value $728,093
Average Home Value $803,150


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.62% 0.73%
Households 0.65% 0.72%
Families 0.58% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   4.18%

Surf City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surf City 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 # 447 18th
Population Density # 361 34th
Diversity Index # 452 17th
Median Household Income # 322 41st
Per Capita Income # 85 85th

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