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Garfield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Garfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bergen County at latitude 40.8798 and longitude -74.1083. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Garfield 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 City of Garfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garfield: East Passaic.

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


Total Population 30,920
Population in Households 30,888
Population in Familes 25,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 14,731
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 11,186
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 7,782
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,071 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,115 (59.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $317,775
Average Home Value $343,656


Median Household Income $49,894
Average Household Income $64,063
Per Capita Income $23,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.62%
Households 0.24% 0.58%
Families 0.19% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.


Garfield, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield 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 # 29 95th
Population Density1 # 13 98th
Diversity Index2 # 83 85th
Median Household Income # 470 14th
Per Capita Income # 493 10th

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