Elmwood Park, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elmwood Park, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elmwood Park had a population of 20,587 as of July 1, 2016. Elmwood Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elmwood Park is located at latitude 40.9045 and longitude -74.1195 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Elmwood Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Borough of Elmwood Park (GNIS ID: 885207) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elmwood Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elmwood Park: Dundee Lake, East Paterson.

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Elmwood Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,587
Population in Households 20,563
Population in Familes 17,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 7,781
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 7,364
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 5,377
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,174 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,190 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $383,210
Average Home Value $393,603


Median Household Income $70,774
Average Household Income $87,352
Per Capita Income $31,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.01%
Households 0.74% 0.88%
Families 0.72% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elmwood Park, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elmwood Park to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 48 91st
Population Density1 # 46 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 101 82nd
Median Household Income # 316 42nd
Per Capita Income # 375 31st

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