Waretown, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waretown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Waretown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,558 as of July 1, 2017. Waretown 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 Waretown is located at latitude 39.7898 and longitude -74.1933 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Waretown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Waretown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390452) 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 Waretown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ocean, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waretown 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 Waretown: Waer Town, Waertown, Waiers Mill, Wiretown.

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


Total Population 1,558
Daytime Population: Workers 580
Daytime Population: Residents 803
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,558
Population in Familes 1,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,734
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $68,674
Average Household Income $87,711
Per Capita Income $36,544


Total Housing Units 839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $269,118
Average Home Value $341,277


Total Households 637
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 455
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 -0.1% 0.18%
Households -0.15% 0.06%
Families -0.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Waretown, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waretown 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 # 431 21st
Population Density # 356 35th
Diversity Index # 522 4th
Median Household Income # 339 38th
Per Capita Income # 298 46th

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