Lake Mohawk, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Mohawk, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Lake Mohawk Census Designated Place had a population of 9,415 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Mohawk 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 Lake Mohawk is located at latitude 41.0129 and longitude -74.6715 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Mohawk Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.17 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 751 feet.

The Lake Mohawk Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390020) 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 Lake Mohawk Census Designated Place is located within Township of Sparta, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Mohawk 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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Lake Mohawk, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,415
Daytime Population: Workers 1,805
Daytime Population: Residents 4,389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,194
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 9,388
Population in Familes 8,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,882
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $113,983
Average Household Income $144,654
Per Capita Income $54,814


Total Housing Units 3,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,024 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 545 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 420 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $372,747
Average Home Value $441,430


Total Households 3,569
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,627
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 -0.71% -0.75%
Households -0.75% -0.78%
Families -0.73% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Lake Mohawk, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Mohawk 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 # 150 73rd
Population Density # 340 38th
Diversity Index # 444 19th
Median Household Income # 93 83rd
Per Capita Income # 105 81st

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