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Totowa, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Totowa had a population of 11,196 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Totowa is located at latitude 40.9033 and longitude -74.2214 in Passaic County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Totowa (see map below) encompass a land area of 4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Borough of Totowa (GNIS ID: 885420) 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 Totowa 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 Totowa: Totawa.

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


Total Population 11,196
Daytime Population: Workers 11,096
Daytime Population: Residents 6,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,216
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.54
Population in Households 10,718
Population in Familes 9,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 478
Population Density2 2,801
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $82,022
Average Household Income $103,655
Per Capita Income $36,482


Total Housing Units 3,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,026 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 860 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $387,433
Average Home Value $445,866


Total Households 3,886
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 2,899
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 0.49% 0.46%
Households 0.37% 0.4%
Families 0.35% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Totowa, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Totowa 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 # 123 78th
Population Density # 242 56th
Diversity Index # 199 64th
Median Household Income # 241 56th
Per Capita Income # 300 45th

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