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Northvale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Northvale had a population of 4,938 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Northvale is located at latitude 41.013 and longitude -73.9481 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Northvale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Borough of Northvale (GNIS ID: 885327) 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 Northvale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northvale: Neuvy, Northvalle Neuvy.

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


Total Population 4,938
Population in Households 4,745
Population in Familes 4,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density1 3,812
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,656
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,342
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,733 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,315 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $503,378
Average Home Value $561,084


Median Household Income $89,164
Average Household Income $117,957
Per Capita Income $39,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.1%
Households 0.92% 1.03%
Families 0.94% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Northvale, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northvale 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 # 262 52nd
Population Density1 # 173 68th
Diversity Index2 # 180 67th
Median Household Income # 181 67th
Per Capita Income # 236 57th

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