Fort Lee, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Fort Lee, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fort Lee had a population of 38,541 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Lee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Lee is located at latitude 40.8509 and longitude -73.9701 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fort Lee encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Borough of Fort Lee (GNIS ID: 885223) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Lee: Pickletown.

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Fort Lee, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 38,541
Population in Households 38,534
Population in Familes 29,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 15,199
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $76,212
Average Household Income $105,811
Per Capita Income $48,065


Total Housing Units 18,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,161 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,344 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,413 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $334,094
Average Home Value $437,248


Total Households 17,505
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 10,008
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.05% 1.15%
Households 0.82% 0.99%
Families 0.81% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Fort Lee, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lee to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 25 96th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 102 82nd
Median Household Income # 313 43rd
Per Capita Income # 175 68th

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