Fair Lawn, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fair Lawn had a population of 33,882 as of July 1, 2016. Fair Lawn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fair Lawn is located at latitude 40.9358 and longitude -74.1175 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fair Lawn (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Borough of Fair Lawn (GNIS ID: 885214) 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 Fair Lawn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Fair Lawn, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 33,882
Population in Households 33,695
Population in Familes 29,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 6,595
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,344
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 9,270
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,457 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,887 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 432 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $411,339
Average Home Value $440,326
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $97,714
Average Household Income $115,589
Per Capita Income $42,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.85%
Households 0.55% 0.76%
Families 0.53% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Fair Lawn, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Lawn 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 # 26 95th
Population Density1 # 69 88th
Diversity Index2 # 223 59th
Median Household Income # 140 74th
Per Capita Income # 195 64th

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