Closter, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Closter, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Closter had a population of 8,778 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Closter is located at latitude 40.9729 and longitude -73.9603 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Closter (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 885190) 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 Closter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,778
Daytime Population: Workers 3,951
Daytime Population: Residents 4,552
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 8,707
Population in Familes 8,065
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 2,776
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $123,242
Average Household Income $173,238
Per Capita Income $56,411


Total Housing Units 2,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,325 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $735,284
Average Home Value $750,387


Total Households 2,843
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 2,410
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 0.65% 0.74%
Households 0.47% 0.64%
Families 0.48% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Closter, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Closter 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 # 163 70th
Population Density # 244 55th
Diversity Index # 148 73rd
Median Household Income # 62 89th
Per Capita Income # 91 83rd

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