Hancocks Bridge, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Hancocks Bridge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Hancocks Bridge Census Designated Place had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2020. Hancocks Bridge 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 Hancocks Bridge is located at latitude 39.5054 and longitude -75.4619 in Salem County. The formal boundaries for the Hancocks Bridge Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Hancocks Bridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583999) 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 Hancocks Bridge Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lower Alloways Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Salem County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hancocks Bridge: Hancock's Bridge.


Hancocks Bridge, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 236 (100%)
Population in Households 236 (100.0%)
Population in Families 199 (84.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,147
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $83,603
Average Household Income $103,644
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $38,395
Wealth Index5 141


Total HU (Housing Units) 97 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $197,727
Average Home Value $247,826
Housing Affordability Index3 271


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.71% -0.77%
Households -0.76% -0.71%
Families -0.78% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.58%


Hancocks Bridge, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancocks Bridge to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 519 5th
Population Density # 413 24th
Median Household Income # 294 46th
Housing Affordability Index # 543 100th
Per Capita Income # 339 38th
Diversity Index # 534 2nd

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