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Demarest, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Demarest had a population of 5,034 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Demarest is located at latitude 40.9573 and longitude -73.9635 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Demarest encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Borough of Demarest (GNIS ID: 885195) 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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Demarest, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Demarest, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 116
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Demarest, NJ Wealth Index is 375
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,034 (100%)
Population in Households 5,028 (99.9%)
Population in Families 4,769 (94.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 2,430
Diversity Index2 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $179,635
Average Household Income $245,863
Per Capita Income $79,416
Wealth Index4 375

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,472 (87.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $706,690
Housing Affordability Index3 116
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,626
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 1,429
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.33% 0.34%
Households 0.19% 0.27%
Families 0.2% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

Demarest, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Demarest to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 258 53rd
Population Density # 284 48th
Diversity Index # 194 65th
Median Household Income # 18 97th
Per Capita Income # 30 95th

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