Surf City, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Surf City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Surf City had a population of 1,199 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surf City 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 Surf City: Culver, Long Beach City, Mansion of Health, Surf.

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Surf City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,199
Daytime Population: Workers 781
Daytime Population: Residents 728
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,509
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 1,199
Population in Familes 889
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,609
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $67,402
Average Household Income $103,616
Per Capita Income $53,503


Total Housing Units 2,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (18.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,950 (75.9%)
Median Home Value $727,654
Average Home Value $768,265


Total Households 619
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 364
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.07% 0.18%
Households -0.07% 0.1%
Families -0.08% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 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 # 453 17th
Population Density # 373 32nd
Diversity Index # 438 20th
Median Household Income # 346 37th
Per Capita Income # 111 80th

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