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Brookdale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

Brookdale is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Brookdale Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Essex County at latitude 40.8337 and longitude -74.1829. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Brookdale Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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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, 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 # 150 73rd
Population Density1 # 85 85th
Diversity Index2 # 162 70th
Median Household Income # 125 77th
Per Capita Income # 166 70th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 9,268
Population in Households 9,257
Population in Familes 8,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 5,781
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,463
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,556
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,978 (82.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $408,942
Average Home Value $409,075
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $102,962
Average Household Income $115,731
Per Capita Income $43,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% 0.2%
Households 0.12% 0.25%
Families -0.23% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
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.

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