Elmer, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elmer, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elmer had a population of 1,385 as of July 1, 2016. Elmer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elmer is located at latitude 39.5923 and longitude -75.1746 in Salem County. 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. Salem County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Borough of Elmer (GNIS ID: 885206) 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 Elmer 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 Elmer: Cohockan, Pittstown, Terrapin Town, Ticktown.

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


Total Population 1,385
Population in Households 1,385
Population in Familes 1,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,601
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 346 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $181,818
Average Home Value $193,136


Median Household Income $63,385
Average Household Income $72,889
Per Capita Income $28,050
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.19%
Households -0.09% -0.19%
Families -0.12% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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, 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 # 439 20th
Population Density1 # 371 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 438 19th
Median Household Income # 371 32nd
Per Capita Income # 437 20th

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