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COMPARE CITIES FOR New Jersey


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for two of the best places to retire in New Jersey.

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New Jersey Cities
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City Type
City Type East Coast College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 11,340 31,249 78,040
Population (1990) 15,512 25,214 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 6 18 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,890 1,736 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $599,406 $703,921 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 70.2% 82.4% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 6.0% 13.9% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 3.4% 3.9% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $236,000 $259,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 205% 220% 94%
Big City Philadelphia Trenton na
Monthly Rent $1,553 $1,733 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 25.9 27.3 17.9
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 133% 148% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 297 259 72%
Moderate Days 60 92 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 6 12 3%
Unhealthy Days 1 2 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 22% 16% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 78% 85% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 84 72 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 65 miles 41 miles 72 miles
City Philadelphia Newark na
Recreation
National Parks 12 33 7
National Campgrounds 3 10 26
State Parks 12 30 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 101 28 346
2015 107 39 324
Gain ('15 to '16) -6% -28% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 54 23 37
White 92.1% 72.1% 80.7%
Black or African American 3.5% 6.4% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1% 0.2% 0.8%
Asian 0.7% 13.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 1.9% 4.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 1.7% 3.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 5.5% 10.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $79,196 $148,295 $69,596
Occupied Housing 28% 91% 83%
Vacant Housing 72% 9% 17%
Home Ownership 62% 47% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.70 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 6.6% 6.6% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 123 days 123 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 29 F 22 F 27 F
July High Temp 81 F 85 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 39 in 48 in 35 in
Elevation 10 ft 100 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .2% .7% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 6 10 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 16 10 40
Property Crimes 533 216 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,480 5,357 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 951 751 1,253
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