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The Borough of Closter had a population of 8,590 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Closter is located at latitude 40.9732 and longitude -73.9615 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Closter encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Borough of Closter 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.

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Closter, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 8,590 (100%)
Population in Households 8,518 (99.2%)
Population in Families 7,884 (91.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 72 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 2,718
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $161,812
Average Household Income $227,223
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $72,710
Wealth Index5 292


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,316 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 432 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $689,933
Average Home Value $752,418
Housing Affordability Index3 99


Total Households 2,748
Average Household Size 3.10
Family Households 2,304
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.02% -0.12%
Households -0.23% -0.17%
Families   -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
Owner Occupied HU   0.03%

Closter, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Closter to the other 701 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 190 73rd
Population Density # 286 59th
Median Household Income # 88 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 270 39th
Per Capita Income # 125 82nd
Diversity Index # 208 70th

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