Essex Fells, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Essex Fells, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Essex Fells had a population of 2,156 as of July 1, 2016. Essex Fells ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Essex Fells is located at latitude 40.8281 and longitude -74.2762 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Essex Fells (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Borough of Essex Fells (GNIS ID: 2390558) 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 Essex Fells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Essex Fells, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,156
Population in Households 2,156
Population in Familes 1,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,527
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 742
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 609
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 692 (88.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $908,867
Average Home Value $914,740


Median Household Income $176,253
Average Household Income $244,140
Per Capita Income $84,022
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.45%
Households 0.31% 0.45%
Families 0.29% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Essex Fells, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex Fells 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 # 395 28th
Population Density1 # 380 30th
Diversity Index2 # 472 14th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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