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Emerson, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Emerson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bergen County at latitude 40.975 and longitude -74.0232. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Emerson 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 Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emerson: Etna.

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


Total Population 7,482
Population in Households 7,236
Population in Familes 6,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density1 3,396
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 2,506
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 1,985
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,194 (85.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $452,668
Average Home Value $490,303


Median Household Income $104,553
Average Household Income $130,873
Per Capita Income $44,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.26% 0.57%
Households 0.25% 0.58%
Families 0.21% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.57%
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.


Emerson, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson 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 # 193 65th
Population Density1 # 197 64th
Diversity Index2 # 260 52nd
Median Household Income # 115 79th
Per Capita Income # 156 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.