Barnegat Light, NJ Overview

Nestled on the northern tip of the island, Barnegat Light Borough was named after a famous lighthouse.  Less than one square mile in area, the borough preserves the charm and tranquility of yesterday’s small seashore towns.  The borough is best known for the commercial fishing fleet along the l8th Street bayside docks.  Also along this dock are a number of fishing vessels and sightseeing boats as well as quaint Viking Village shops.  The town constructed a south jetty for a three-quarter-mile beach, fishing piers, and bird-watching area.  Other highlights include the Barnegat Light Historical Society Museum and Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens.


Population Growth (since 2000) -25%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 771.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.058
Households w/ Children 3%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 23%
Median Year in Residency 2.36

Housing Inventory

Barnegat Light, NJ Housing Inventory 30 240 763 763 30 240 763

Market Overview

27 listings with an estimated median price of $2,450,000

Price Count
$500K - 600K 1
$1M - Max 26
Property Type Count
Single Family 19
Condo 4
Commercial 2
Lots and Land 1
Multi Family 1

(Data as of 4/16/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Barnegat Light, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 564


Median Age: 64.99

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

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Barnegat Light, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Barnegat Light, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Barnegat Light, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Barnegat Light, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 102 126 32 6 0 111 119 102 126 6 0 111

Employment and Finance


Barnegat Light, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $76,139)

Barnegat Light, NJ Income by dollar range 3 15 12 2 12 14 12 4 10 19 29 56 28 8 25 11 5 4

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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Barnegat Light, NJ Crime

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