Rio Grande, NJ 08242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Grande, NJ 08242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cape May County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.018, Longitude -74.87
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 273
  • PO Box Addresses: 257
  • Residential Addresses: 1,762
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,762

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Rio Grande, NJ 08242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,776
Daytime Population: Workers 2,644
Daytime Population: Residents 1,632
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 3,736
Population in Familes 2,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 382
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $43,614
Average Household Income $58,999
Per Capita Income $23,974


Total Housing Units 2,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,142 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 367 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $233,830
Average Home Value $260,026


Total Households 1,509
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 986
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 0.95% 0.13%
Households 0.98% 0.17%
Families 0.96% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Rio Grande, NJ 08242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08242 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 464 20th
Population Density # 472 19th
Diversity Index # 300 48th
Median Household Income # 526 9th
Per Capita Income # 513 12th

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