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Totowa, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Totowa had a population of 11,060 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Totowa is located at latitude 40.9033 and longitude -74.2214 in Passaic County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Totowa (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Borough of Totowa (GNIS ID: 885420) 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 Totowa 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 Totowa: Totawa.

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


Total Population 11,060
Population in Households 10,582
Population in Familes 9,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 478
Population Density1 2,767
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 3,847
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 2,871
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,008 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 839 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $383,737
Average Home Value $437,608


Median Household Income $80,120
Average Household Income $100,982
Per Capita Income $35,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.48%
Households 0.27% 0.41%
Families 0.25% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Totowa, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Totowa 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 # 125 77th
Population Density1 # 242 56th
Diversity Index2 # 202 63rd
Median Household Income # 249 54th
Per Capita Income # 300 45th

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