Elmer, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elmer, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elmer had a population of 1,412 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Elmer, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,412
Daytime Population: Workers 1,349
Daytime Population: Residents 735
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,084
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 1,412
Population in Familes 1,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,632
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $64,492
Average Household Income $74,834
Per Capita Income $28,619


Total Housing Units 584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $182,258
Average Home Value $196,336


Total Households 540
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 394
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.17%
Households 0.1% -0.22%
Families 0.11% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 Density # 370 32nd
Diversity Index # 443 19th
Median Household Income # 367 33rd
Per Capita Income # 439 20th

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