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Fort Lee, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fort Lee had a population of 38,372 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee is located at latitude 40.8506 and longitude -73.971 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fort Lee (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Borough of Fort Lee (GNIS ID: 885223) 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 Fort Lee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Lee: Pickletown.


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Fort Lee, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 38,372
Daytime Population: Workers 12,370
Daytime Population: Residents 20,313
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,683
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 38,365
Population in Familes 29,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 15,132
Diversity Index3 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,900
Average Household Income $99,168
Per Capita Income $45,130

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,098 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,362 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,445 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $334,824
Average Home Value $411,017
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,460
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 9,999
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.05%
Households 0.89% 0.89%
Families 0.91% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Fort Lee, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lee to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 25 96th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 99 82nd
Median Household Income # 321 41st
Per Capita Income # 177 68th

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