River Edge, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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River Edge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of River Edge had a population of 11,957 as of July 1, 2017. River Edge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for River Edge is located at latitude 40.9268 and longitude -74.0375 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of River Edge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Borough of River Edge (GNIS ID: 885372) 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 River Edge 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 River Edge: Riveredge, Riverside.

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


Total Population 11,957
Daytime Population: Workers 2,839
Daytime Population: Residents 5,956
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,795
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 11,948
Population in Familes 10,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 6,449
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $99,213
Average Household Income $124,786
Per Capita Income $44,727


Total Housing Units 4,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,075 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,208 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $468,458
Average Home Value $499,267


Total Households 4,283
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 3,272
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 0.73% 0.72%
Households 0.49% 0.6%
Families 0.46% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

River Edge, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Edge 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 # 111 80th
Population Density # 74 87th
Diversity Index # 170 69th
Median Household Income # 145 74th
Per Capita Income # 183 67th

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