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Ramsey, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ramsey had a population of 15,206 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ramsey is located at latitude 41.0591 and longitude -74.1459 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ramsey (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The Borough of Ramsey (GNIS ID: 885364) 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 Ramsey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ramsey: Ramseys, Ramseys Station.

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Ramsey, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,206
Daytime Population: Workers 9,787
Daytime Population: Residents 7,349
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 15,159
Population in Familes 13,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 2,754
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $125,484
Average Household Income $168,272
Per Capita Income $61,644


Total Housing Units 5,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,550 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,010 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $580,091
Average Home Value $623,027


Total Households 5,560
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 4,066
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 0.68% 0.78%
Households 0.5% 0.66%
Families 0.49% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Ramsey, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ramsey 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 # 74 87th
Population Density # 248 55th
Diversity Index # 315 43rd
Median Household Income # 58 90th
Per Capita Income # 72 87th

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