Garfield, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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Garfield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Garfield had a population of 32,407 as of July 1, 2018. Garfield 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 Garfield is located at latitude 40.8798 and longitude -74.1083 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Garfield (GNIS ID: 885228) 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 Garfield: East Passaic.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 32,407
Population in Households 32,375
Population in Familes 27,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 15,418
Diversity Index3 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,716
Average Household Income $71,988
Per Capita Income $25,734

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,215 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,353 (59.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 813 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $365,431
Average Home Value $376,578
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,568
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 8,060
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.74% 0.67%
Households 0.53% 0.54%
Families 0.52% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Garfield, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield 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 # 27 95th
Population Density # 13 98th
Diversity Index # 77 86th
Median Household Income # 462 15th
Per Capita Income # 492 10th

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