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Ringwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ringwood had a population of 12,316 as of July 1, 2016. Ringwood ranks in the lower 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 Ringwood is located at latitude 41.104 and longitude -74.2711 in Passaic County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ringwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.22 sq. miles and a water area of 2.95 sq. miles. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Borough of Ringwood (GNIS ID: 885370) 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 Ringwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ringwood: Ringwood Manor.

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


Total Population 12,316
Population in Households 12,226
Population in Familes 11,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 488
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 4,190
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 3,416
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,942 (90.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $379,287
Average Home Value $414,371


Median Household Income $109,524
Average Household Income $133,257
Per Capita Income $45,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.32%
Households 0.03% 0.23%
Families 0.01% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Ringwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ringwood 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 # 103 81st
Population Density1 # 490 10th
Diversity Index2 # 365 33rd
Median Household Income # 101 82nd
Per Capita Income # 164 70th

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