Fanwood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fanwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Fanwood had a population of 7,683 as of July 1, 2017. Fanwood 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 Fanwood is located at latitude 40.6417 and longitude -74.3857 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Fanwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Borough of Fanwood (GNIS ID: 885216) 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 Fanwood 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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Fanwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,683
Daytime Population: Workers 1,311
Daytime Population: Residents 3,981
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,292
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 7,675
Population in Familes 6,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 5,726
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $120,564
Average Household Income $146,447
Per Capita Income $51,962


Total Housing Units 2,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,384 (86.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $421,241
Average Home Value $446,602


Total Households 2,724
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 2,147
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 0.67% 0.69%
Households 0.5% 0.58%
Families 0.51% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Fanwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fanwood 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 # 193 65th
Population Density # 90 84th
Diversity Index # 244 55th
Median Household Income # 73 87th
Per Capita Income # 119 78th

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