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Park Ridge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Park Ridge is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bergen County at latitude 41.0362 and longitude -74.0443. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Park Ridge: Parkridge, Pascack, Paskack.

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


Total Population 8,714
Population in Households 8,504
Population in Familes 7,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 210
Population Density1 3,375
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 3,315
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 2,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,605 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 710 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $485,558
Average Home Value $549,962


Median Household Income $111,496
Average Household Income $141,952
Per Capita Income $54,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.55%
Households 0.23% 0.58%
Families 0.19% 0.54%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.62%
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.


Park Ridge, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Park Ridge 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 # 162 70th
Population Density1 # 199 64th
Diversity Index2 # 289 47th
Median Household Income # 94 83rd
Per Capita Income # 72 87th

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