Penns Grove, New Jersey Population 2024

4,872

Penns Grove is a city located in Salem County New Jersey. Penns Grove has a 2024 population of 4,872. Penns Grove is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,843 in 2020.

The average household income in Penns Grove is $46,415 with a poverty rate of 40.52%. The median age in Penns Grove is 25 years: 22.4 years for males, and 26.4 years for females.

Penns Grove Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Penns Grove was:

  • Black or African American: 41.75%
  • White: 39.68%
  • Other race: 9.65%
  • Two or more races: 8.55%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,458.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.6% (29)
The current population of Penns Grove, New Jersey is 4,872 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,843.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,02141.75%
White1,92139.68%
Other race4679.65%
Two or more races4148.55%
Asian180.37%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Penns Grove Population by Race

Penns Grove Population Pyramid 2024

Penns Grove Median Age

25

Total

22.4

Male

26.4

Female

Penns Grove Adults

There are 2,903 adults, (405 of whom are seniors) in Penns Grove.

Penns Grove Age Dependency

93.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

77.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Penns Grove Sex Ratio

Female2,67455.24%
Male2,16744.76%

Penns Grove Population by Age

Penns Grove Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6043.0130.269.8
Non Family7051.3923.376.7
Female4924.1216.583.5
Married3554.455.544.5
Male525.0282.717.3

4.24

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

30.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Penns Grove Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade28611.81%
Associates Degree2189%
Bachelors Degree27511.36%
Graduate Degree481.98%
High School Graduate96139.69%
Less Than 9th Grade1747.19%
Some College45918.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Penns Grove Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Penns Grove Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White966821185
Black83968696
Hispanic63444530
Other Race18311211
2+ Races17014631
Asian18180

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.15%.

Penns Grove Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$44,028$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$32,746$42,056$27,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$36,548$0
Overall$34,246$45,461$29,122
Some College$36,304$56,148$25,417

$34,246

Average Earnings

$45,461

Average Male

$29,122

Average Female

Penns Grove Earnings by Educational Attainment

Penns Grove Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Penns Grove Language

80.02% of Penns Grove residents speak only English, while 19.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.61% of the population.

Penns Grove Language

Penns Grove Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,02190944.98%
Hispanic1,56677449.43%
White1,34535626.47%
Other46714330.62%
Multiple41411427.54%

40.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.91%

Male Poverty Rate

42.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Penns Grove

The race most likely to be in poverty in Penns Grove is Hispanic, with 49.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Penns Grove is White, with 26.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.46%.

Penns Grove Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.04%
High School39.33%
Some College28.36%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Penns Grove Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.33%
Female Unemployed39.05%
Female Employed27.61%
Male Employed7.59%

Penns Grove Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Penns Grove Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$43,321$55,512
Households$29,821$46,415
Married Families$77,292$-999,999,999
Non Families$16,076$33,544

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Penns Grove Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

22.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Penns Grove Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Penns Grove Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Penns Grove Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Penns Grove Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

96

Number of Veterans

96

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam60
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War10
Korea5
World War II0

Penns Grove Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7455
35 to 5423
55 to 6413
75+5
18 to 340

Penns Grove Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White473.5%
Black262.34%
Other Race239.66%
Hispanic232.88%

Penns Grove Veterans by Race

Penns Grove Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Penns Grove Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

15.5%

Unemployment Rate

Penns Grove Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Penns Grove Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Penns Grove Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.47%

Born in Penns Grove

95.52%

Native Born

4.48%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

2.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.52% of Penns Grove residents were born in the United States, with 57.47% having been born in New Jersey. 1.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Penns Grove Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,90870.14%
20284,90170.14%
20274,89480.16%
20264,88670.14%
20254,87970.14%
20244,87270.14%
20234,86580.16%
20224,857100.21%
20214,84740.08%
20204,843891.87%
20194,754-36-0.75%
20184,790-17-0.35%
20174,807-26-0.54%
20164,833-40-0.82%
20154,873-55-1.12%
20144,928-37-0.75%
20134,965-50-1%
20125,015-43-0.85%
20115,058-34-0.67%
20105,09200%
20004,886-342-6.54%
19905,228-532-9.24%
19805,760330.58%
19705,727-449-7.27%
19606,176-493-7.39%
19506,6691812.79%
19406,48859310.06%
19305,895-165-2.72%
19206,0601,15223.47%
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Penns Grove Population by Year