Emerson, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emerson, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Emerson had a population of 7,699 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 40.975 and longitude -74.0232 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Borough of Emerson (GNIS ID: 885208) 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 Emerson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emerson: Etna.

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


Total Population 7,699
Daytime Population: Workers 2,615
Daytime Population: Residents 4,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 7,453
Population in Familes 6,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 3,492
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $110,608
Average Household Income $141,049
Per Capita Income $47,860


Total Housing Units 2,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,216 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 331 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $496,798
Average Home Value $517,272


Total Households 2,547
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 2,021
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 0.55% 0.68%
Households 0.37% 0.57%
Families 0.37% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Emerson, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson 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 # 192 65th
Population Density # 199 64th
Diversity Index # 253 53rd
Median Household Income # 107 81st
Per Capita Income # 149 73rd

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