Brookdale, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookdale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Brookdale Census Designated Place had a population of 9,264 as of July 1, 2015. Brookdale 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 Brookdale is located at latitude 40.8343 and longitude -74.1798 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Brookdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Brookdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583975) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brookdale Census Designated Place is located within Township of Bloomfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Brookdale, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 9,264
Population in Households 9,253
Population in Familes 8,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 5,778
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 3,465
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,973 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $412,357
Average Home Value $414,943


Median Household Income $102,474
Average Household Income $111,948
Per Capita Income $42,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.16%
Households 0.11% 0.18%
Families -0.11% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Brookdale, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookdale to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 151 72nd
Population Density1 # 84 85th
Diversity Index2 # 162 70th
Median Household Income # 123 78th
Per Capita Income # 189 66th

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