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Glen Ridge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glen Ridge had a population of 7,497 as of July 1, 2017. Glen Ridge 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 Glen Ridge is located at latitude 40.8048 and longitude -74.2046 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Glen Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Borough of Glen Ridge (GNIS ID: 2390559) 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 Glen Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Glen Ridge, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,497
Daytime Population: Workers 1,246
Daytime Population: Residents 3,882
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 7,476
Population in Familes 6,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 5,849
Diversity Index3 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $168,516
Average Household Income $220,001
Per Capita Income $72,118

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,200 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $609,420
Average Home Value $643,000
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,454
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 2,014
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% 0.17%
Households -0.12% 0.11%
Families -0.12% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Glen Ridge, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Ridge to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 197 64th
Population Density # 84 85th
Diversity Index # 298 45th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 32 94th

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