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The Borough of Little Ferry had a population of 10,854 as of July 1, 2021. Little Ferry 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 Little Ferry is located at latitude 40.8529 and longitude -74.0421 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Little Ferry encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Borough of Little Ferry 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.

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Little Ferry, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 10,854 (100%)
Population in Households 10,849 (100.0%)
Population in Families 8,862 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 7,348
Diversity Index2 79


Median Household Income $69,202
Average Household Income $91,440
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $36,260
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,053 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,251 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $357,964
Average Home Value $364,395
Housing Affordability Index3 79


Total Households 4,304
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 2,757
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.19% 0.14%
Households 0.14% 0.11%
Families 0.09% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
Owner Occupied HU   0.84%

Little Ferry, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Ferry to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 128 77th
Population Density # 53 90th
Median Household Income # 417 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 81 15th
Per Capita Income # 406 26th
Diversity Index # 44 92nd

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