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Old Tappan, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Old Tappan had a population of 6,013 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Old Tappan is located at latitude 41.0233 and longitude -73.9842 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Old Tappan (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Borough of Old Tappan (GNIS ID: 885336) 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 Old Tappan 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 Old Tappan: Taphaune, Tappan.

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Old Tappan, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,013
Daytime Population: Workers 1,439
Daytime Population: Residents 3,381
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,820
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 6,013
Population in Familes 5,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,805
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $152,525
Average Household Income $215,873
Per Capita Income $71,407


Total Housing Units 2,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,679 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $832,717
Average Home Value $851,489


Total Households 1,989
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 1,641
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.75%
Households 0.41% 0.63%
Families 0.41% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Old Tappan, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Tappan 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 # 234 57th
Population Density # 348 36th
Diversity Index # 211 61st
Median Household Income # 25 96th
Per Capita Income # 36 94th

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