Fort Lee, New Jersey Population 2019

Fort Lee, New Jersey's estimated population is 37,921 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Fort Lee, New Jersey is the 22nd largest city in New Jersey based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 15062.16 people/mi² (5815.51 people/km²).

The overall median age is 45.7 years, 43.6 years for males, and 47.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.23 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Fort Lee, New Jersey is $76,578, while the mean household income is $102,929.

Fort Lee Nj Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Lee Nj was:

  • White: 50.46%
  • Asian: 41.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Black or African American: 2.59%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%

How Many People Live in Fort Lee, New Jersey?

37,921
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201837,9215921.59%
201737,3291420.38%
201637,1879042.49%
201536,283610.17%
201436,222430.12%
201336,1793360.94%
201235,8431470.41%
201135,6962190.62%
201035,477160.00%
200035,4613,4641.03%
199031,997-452-0.14%
198032,4491,8180.58%
197030,6318,8163.45%
196021,81510,1676.48%
195011,6482,1802.09%
19409,4687090.78%
19308,7592,9984.28%
19205,7611,2892.57%
19104,4722,97211.54%
19001,5000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,701
Asian15,349
Two or More Races1,117
Black or African American960
Some Other Race776
American Indian and Alaska Native127
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

Fort Lee Nj Population Pyramid 2019

Fort Lee Nj Median Age

45.7


Total

43.6


Male

47.5


Female

Fort Lee Nj Adults

There are 30,765 adults, (8,846 of whom are seniors) in Fort Lee Nj.

Fort Lee Nj Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Lee Nj Sex Ratio

Female

20,074

54.17%

Male

16,984

45.83%

Fort Lee Nj Households and Families

Fort Lee Nj Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Lee Nj Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.4%37.6%
All58.4%41.6%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Female48.1%51.9%
Male43.9%56.1%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6492.2358.4
Married8,0102.9362.4
Non Family6,4701.157.4
Female1,5543.0248.1
Male6152.8643.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Lee Nj Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8482.96%
9th to 12th Grade8823.08%
High School Graduate5,08217.75%
Some College3,14210.97%
Associates Degree1,6055.61%
Bachelors Degree10,44836.49%
Graduate Degree6,62423.14%

Fort Lee Nj Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,00812,1277,191
Asian11,58411,2158,282
Hispanic3,0572,7021,157
Black690558286
Other Race523450232
Multiple Races467437227
Native American1039938
Islander289

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,458$66,864$49,814
Less Than High School$26,279$26,329$25,625
High School Grad$35,408$41,801$28,750
Some College$38,966$51,841$33,869
Bachelors Degree$61,857$70,985$55,060
Graduate Degree$80,014$101,748$63,169

$56,458

Average Earnings

$66,864

Average Male

$49,814

Average Female

Fort Lee Nj Language

Fort Lee Nj Language by Age

Fort Lee Nj Language

41.23% of Fort Lee Nj residents speak only English, while 58.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 34.00% of the population.

Fort Lee Nj Poverty

Fort Lee Nj Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian15,3492,05313.38%
White15,3781,1567.52%
Hispanic4,85577015.86%
Multiple1,11716214.50%
Other77612315.85%
Black96011511.98%
Native1271914.96%
Islander28414.29%

11.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.78%

Male Poverty Rate

13.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Lee Nj

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Lee Nj is Hispanic, with 15.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Lee Nj is White, with 7.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.29%
High School17.02%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.39%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.24%
Female Unemployed13.65%
Female Employed4.23%
Male Employed2.12%

Fort Lee Nj Income

Fort Lee Nj Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$76,578$102,929
Families$100,751$126,260
Married Families$112,680-
Non Families$50,588$64,609

Fort Lee Nj Marital Status

Fort Lee Nj Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Lee Nj Married by Age and Sex

Fort Lee Nj Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Lee Nj Marital Status by Race

Fort Lee Nj Veterans

841

Number of Veterans

826

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
World War II221
Vietnam195
Korea171
Second Gulf War41
First Gulf War32

Fort Lee Nj Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7874.87%
Hispanic391.15%
Asian350.28%
2 or More101.89%
Hawaiian517.86%
Other40.74%

Fort Lee Nj Veterans by Education

2.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Lee Nj Employment Status

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Lee Nj Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

20.92%

Born in New Jersey

47.96%

Native Born

52.04%

Foreign Born

21.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

47.96% of Fort Lee Nj residents were born in the United States, with 20.92% having been born in New Jersey. 21.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.