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Norwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Norwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bergen County at latitude 40.9923 and longitude -73.9509. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Norwood 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 Borough of Norwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 5,685
Population in Households 5,447
Population in Familes 4,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density1 2,084
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,918
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,531
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,580 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $556,992
Average Home Value $620,554


Median Household Income $104,588
Average Household Income $132,954
Per Capita Income $45,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% 0.25%
Households -0.11% 0.25%
Families -0.17% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   3.32%
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.

Norwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwood 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 # 240 56th
Population Density1 # 320 41st
Diversity Index2 # 175 68th
Median Household Income # 114 79th
Per Capita Income # 143 74th

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