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The Borough of Penns Grove had a population of 4,833 as of July 1, 2021. Penns Grove ranks in the upper 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 Penns Grove is located at latitude 39.7296 and longitude -75.468 in Salem County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Penns Grove encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Borough of Penns Grove 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Penns Grove: Helm's Cove, Penn Grove, Penngrove, Penn's Grove, Pennsgrove.

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Penns Grove, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,833 (100%)
Population in Households 4,825 (99.8%)
Population in Families 3,899 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 5,415
Diversity Index2 85
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,493
Average Household Income $53,345
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $18,399
Wealth Index5 39
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 977 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $128,297
Average Home Value $160,368
Housing Affordability Index3 111
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,669
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,134
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.48% -0.69%
Households -0.61% -0.74%
Families -0.69% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.26%

Penns Grove, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penns Grove to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 265 52nd
Population Density # 95 83rd
Median Household Income # 534 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 198 36th
Per Capita Income # 537 2nd
Diversity Index # 18 97th

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