Vista Center, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vista Center, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Vista Center Census Designated Place had a population of 2,208 as of July 1, 2017. Vista Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Vista Center is located at latitude 40.1583 and longitude -74.3242 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Vista Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Vista Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390441) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Vista Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vista Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,208
Daytime Population: Workers 227
Daytime Population: Residents 1,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,364
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 2,208
Population in Familes 1,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 652
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $111,480
Average Household Income $136,681
Per Capita Income $56,500


Total Housing Units 949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 877 (92.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $389,474
Average Home Value $367,284


Total Households 930
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 730
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 0.73% 1.12%
Households 0.84% 1.09%
Families -0.24% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Vista Center, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vista Center 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 # 391 28th
Population Density # 466 15th
Diversity Index # 410 25th
Median Household Income # 102 81st
Per Capita Income # 90 84th

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