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Glen Ridge, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glen Ridge had a population of 7,548 as of July 1, 2020. Glen Ridge 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 Glen Ridge is located at latitude 40.8054 and longitude -74.2038 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Glen Ridge encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Borough of Glen Ridge (GNIS ID: 2390559) 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.


Glen Ridge, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 7,548 (100%)
Population in Households 7,527 (99.7%)
Population in Families 6,904 (91.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 21 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 5,921
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $277,135
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $90,830
Wealth Index5 425


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,250 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $674,102
Average Home Value $764,505
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 2,474
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 2,027
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.03% 0.89%
Households 0.0% 0.83%
Families -0.02% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
Owner Occupied HU   0.04%


Glen Ridge, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Ridge to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 194 65th
Population Density # 82 85th
Median Household Income # 10 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 436 80th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 291 47th

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