Tuckerton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tuckerton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Tuckerton had a population of 3,451 as of July 1, 2017. Tuckerton ranks in the lower 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 Tuckerton is located at latitude 39.5921 and longitude -74.3335 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Tuckerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Borough of Tuckerton (GNIS ID: 885422) 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 Tuckerton 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 Tuckerton: Clamtown, Little Egg Harbour, Middle-of-the-Shore, Tucker Town.

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


Total Population 3,451
Daytime Population: Workers 872
Daytime Population: Residents 1,678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,550
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 3,443
Population in Familes 2,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,026
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $54,789
Average Household Income $65,535
Per Capita Income $27,281


Total Housing Units 1,953 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 976 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 456 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 521 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $255,147
Average Home Value $267,085


Total Households 1,432
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 890
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 0.42% 0.53%
Households 0.35% 0.42%
Families 0.28% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Tuckerton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tuckerton 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 # 327 40th
Population Density # 429 21st
Diversity Index # 401 27th
Median Household Income # 448 18th
Per Capita Income # 457 16th

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