Essex Fells, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Essex Fells, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Essex Fells had a population of 2,175 as of July 1, 2017. Essex Fells ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Essex Fells is located at latitude 40.8281 and longitude -74.2762 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Essex Fells (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Borough of Essex Fells (GNIS ID: 2390558) 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 Essex Fells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,175
Daytime Population: Workers 398
Daytime Population: Residents 1,167
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 2,175
Population in Familes 2,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,540
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $191,032
Average Household Income $257,956
Per Capita Income $88,239


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 693 (88.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 ( 6.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $936,518
Average Home Value $936,833


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 611
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 0.4% 0.43%
Households 0.3% 0.37%
Families 0.3% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Essex Fells, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex Fells 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 # 394 28th
Population Density # 378 31st
Diversity Index # 472 13th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 4 99th

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