River Edge, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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River Edge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of River Edge had a population of 11,853 as of July 1, 2016. River Edge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for River Edge is located at latitude 40.9268 and longitude -74.0375 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of River Edge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Borough of River Edge (GNIS ID: 885372) 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 River Edge 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 River Edge: Riveredge, Riverside.

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


Total Population 11,853
Population in Households 11,844
Population in Familes 10,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 6,393
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 4,253
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,065 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,188 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $470,061
Average Home Value $501,503


Median Household Income $99,421
Average Household Income $121,641
Per Capita Income $43,675
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.82%
Households 0.46% 0.67%
Families 0.43% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

River Edge, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Edge 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 # 110 80th
Population Density1 # 74 87th
Diversity Index2 # 172 69th
Median Household Income # 135 75th
Per Capita Income # 180 67th

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