Little Ferry, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Little Ferry, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Little Ferry had a population of 10,912 as of July 1, 2016. Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry is located at latitude 40.8443 and longitude -74.0362 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Little Ferry (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Little Ferry (GNIS ID: 885281) 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 Little Ferry 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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Little Ferry, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,912
Population in Households 10,907
Population in Familes 8,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 7,390
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 4,310
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,842 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,468 (54.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $357,013
Average Home Value $371,916


Median Household Income $68,664
Average Household Income $87,799
Per Capita Income $34,696
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.65%
Households 0.27% 0.55%
Families 0.23% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Little Ferry, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Ferry 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 # 127 77th
Population Density1 # 55 90th
Diversity Index2 # 51 91st
Median Household Income # 334 39th
Per Capita Income # 318 42nd

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