Garwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Garwood had a population of 4,398 as of July 1, 2016. Garwood 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 Garwood is located at latitude 40.6512 and longitude -74.3231 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Garwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Borough of Garwood (GNIS ID: 885229) 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 Garwood 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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Garwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,398
Population in Households 4,398
Population in Familes 3,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 6,622
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,834
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,082 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 752 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $384,375
Average Home Value $401,941


Median Household Income $78,773
Average Household Income $92,578
Per Capita Income $38,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.87%
Households 0.5% 0.74%
Families 0.47% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Garwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garwood 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 # 285 48th
Population Density1 # 68 88th
Diversity Index2 # 321 41st
Median Household Income # 265 52nd
Per Capita Income # 251 54th

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