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Elmer, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elmer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Salem County at latitude 39.5923 and longitude -75.1746. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Elmer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elmer, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elmer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Elmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elmer: Cohockan, Pittstown, Terrapin Town, Ticktown.

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Elmer, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,378
Population in Households 1,378
Population in Familes 1,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,593
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 531
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $175,775
Average Home Value $208,499


Median Household Income $56,950
Average Household Income $71,511
Per Capita Income $27,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.29%
Households -0.22% -0.3%
Families -0.24% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.


Elmer, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elmer to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 438 20th
Population Density1 # 371 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 436 20th
Median Household Income # 408 25th
Per Capita Income # 421 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.