Demarest, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Demarest, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Demarest had a population of 5,083 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Demarest is located at latitude 40.9546 and longitude -73.9566 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Demarest (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Demarest 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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Demarest, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,083
Daytime Population: Workers 891
Daytime Population: Residents 2,720
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,611
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 5,077
Population in Familes 4,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 2,460
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $148,690
Average Household Income $215,477
Per Capita Income $69,652


Total Housing Units 1,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,481 (86.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $778,563
Average Home Value $802,752


Total Households 1,642
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 1,442
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 0.56% 0.63%
Households 0.38% 0.55%
Families 0.38% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

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, 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 # 253 54th
Population Density # 281 49th
Diversity Index # 189 66th
Median Household Income # 31 94th
Per Capita Income # 46 92nd

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