Old Tappan, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Old Tappan, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Old Tappan had a population of 5,916 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Old Tappan is located at latitude 41.0107 and longitude -73.9912 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Old Tappan encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Borough of Old Tappan (GNIS ID: 885336) 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 Old Tappan: Taphaune, Tappan.

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


Total Population 5,916
Population in Households 5,916
Population in Familes 5,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,776
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $156,353
Average Household Income $213,996
Per Capita Income $70,753


Total Housing Units 2,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,663 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $868,910
Average Home Value $989,928


Total Households 1,956
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 1,612
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 0.35% 0.37%
Households 0.16% 0.26%
Families 0.14% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Old Tappan, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Old Tappan 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 # 237 57th
Population Density # 352 36th
Diversity Index # 210 62nd
Median Household Income # 29 95th
Per Capita Income # 50 91st

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