Emerson, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Emerson, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Emerson had a population of 7,537 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 40.975 and longitude -74.0232 in Bergen County. 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. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Borough of Emerson (GNIS ID: 885208) 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 Emerson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emerson: Etna.

Borough of Emerson, NJ Boundary Map

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Emerson, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,537
Population in Households 7,291
Population in Familes 6,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density1 3,421
Diversity Index2 41
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,520
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 2,001
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,207 (85.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $483,714
Average Home Value $530,199
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $104,523
Average Household Income $129,468
Per Capita Income $43,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.56%
Households 0.31% 0.53%
Families 0.33% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 198 64th
Diversity Index2 # 257 53rd
Median Household Income # 115 79th
Per Capita Income # 164 70th

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