Fair Lawn, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fair Lawn, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fair Lawn had a population of 34,233 as of July 1, 2017. Fair Lawn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fair Lawn is located at latitude 40.9358 and longitude -74.1175 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fair Lawn (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Borough of Fair Lawn (GNIS ID: 885214) 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 Fair Lawn 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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Fair Lawn, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,233
Daytime Population: Workers 12,250
Daytime Population: Residents 16,303
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,553
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 34,046
Population in Familes 30,033
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density2 6,663
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $98,433
Average Household Income $118,943
Per Capita Income $43,459


Total Housing Units 12,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,506 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,943 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $409,508
Average Home Value $442,956


Total Households 12,449
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 9,353
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 0.74% 0.76%
Households 0.59% 0.68%
Families 0.58% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Fair Lawn, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Lawn 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 # 26 95th
Population Density # 71 87th
Diversity Index # 223 59th
Median Household Income # 151 72nd
Per Capita Income # 197 64th

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