|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Penns Grove is 4,818. Penns Grove, New Jersey is the 4,917th largest city in the US.
Penns Grove is located entirely in Salem County.
The peak population of Penns Grove was in 1990, when its population was 5,183. In 1990, Penns Grove was the 3,971st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,917th largest city in the US. Penns Grove is currently 7.0% smaller than it was in 1990.
Penns Grove has shrunk 1.1% since the year 2000. Penns Grove, New Jersey's growth is below average. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Penns Grove has a population density of 5,656 people per square mile.
|4873||Spring Lake Heights||4,887||-6.7%|
|4910||Point Pleasant Beach||4,828||-9.1%|
|4930||South Bound Brook||4,804||7.8%|
|4912||Saranac Lake, New York||4,825||-4.4%|
|4917||Penns Grove, New Jersey||4,818||-1.1%|
|4919||Midway, North Carolina||4,814||6.8%|
|4920||Ottawa Hills, Ohio||4,814||5.8%|
The total voting age population of Penns Grove, New Jersey, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,198. The voting age population is 45.3% male and 54.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.0% of the residents of Penns Grove are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Penns Grove are 46.6% White, 32.3% Black, 10.3% Other, 9.4% Two or more races and 1.3% Asian. Additionally, 36.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Penns Grove, 31.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 50.2%. On a per-household basis, 30.1% of families are below the poverty line in Penns Grove.
Among those aged 16 and older, 58.0% of Penns Grove residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 77.1% of Penns Grove residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 10.7% have a bachelor's degree and 3.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Penns Grove residents aged 5 and older, 28.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 26.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Penns Grove is 17.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Penns Grove, 13.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Penns Grove is $31,940.
In Penns Grove, 29.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 70.2% of housing units in Penns Grove.
Of all the housing units in Penns Grove, 25.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Penns Grove, 4.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Penns Grove is $1,028.
In Penns Grove, 81.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.