Fanwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fanwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fanwood had a population of 7,570 as of July 1, 2016. Fanwood ranks in the upper 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 Fanwood is located at latitude 40.6417 and longitude -74.3857 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fanwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Borough of Fanwood (GNIS ID: 885216) 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 Fanwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 7,570
Population in Households 7,562
Population in Familes 6,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 5,642
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,692
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,363 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 329 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $424,297
Average Home Value $446,456


Median Household Income $119,440
Average Household Income $142,020
Per Capita Income $50,544
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.78%
Households 0.39% 0.69%
Families 0.38% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Fanwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fanwood 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 # 194 65th
Population Density1 # 90 84th
Diversity Index2 # 248 55th
Median Household Income # 64 88th
Per Capita Income # 119 78th

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