Garwood, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Garwood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Garwood had a population of 4,412 as of July 1, 2018. Garwood 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 Garwood is located at latitude 40.6518 and longitude -74.3229 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Garwood encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Borough of Garwood (GNIS ID: 885229) 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.

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Garwood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,412
Population in Households 4,412
Population in Familes 3,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6,643
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $82,512
Average Household Income $101,240
Per Capita Income $42,061


Total Housing Units 1,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,108 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 725 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $413,366
Average Home Value $426,512


Total Households 1,833
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,149
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.48%
Households 0.37% 0.38%
Families 0.33% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Garwood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garwood to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 283 48th
Population Density # 72 87th
Diversity Index # 315 42nd
Median Household Income # 271 50th
Per Capita Income # 247 55th

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