Glen Ridge, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glen Ridge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glen Ridge had a population of 7,464 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Glen Ridge, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,464
Population in Households 7,444
Population in Familes 6,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 5,824
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 2,453
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 2,010
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,202 (85.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $614,875
Average Home Value $638,431


Median Household Income $159,735
Average Household Income $208,864
Per Capita Income $68,742
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% 0.11%
Households -0.15% 0.11%
Families -0.17% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

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, 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 # 197 64th
Population Density1 # 84 85th
Diversity Index2 # 296 46th
Median Household Income # 15 97th
Per Capita Income # 34 94th

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