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Elmwood Park, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elmwood Park is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bergen County at latitude 40.9045 and longitude -74.1195. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Elmwood Park, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elmwood Park indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Elmwood Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,966
Population in Households 19,942
Population in Familes 17,176
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 7,541
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 7,211
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 5,261
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,152 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,059 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $359,808
Average Home Value $390,360


Median Household Income $61,333
Average Household Income $80,464
Per Capita Income $29,082
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.68% 0.86%
Households 0.59% 0.82%
Families 0.55% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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, 2014 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 # 50 91st
Diversity Index2 # 105 81st
Median Household Income # 366 33rd
Per Capita Income # 397 27th

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