Elmwood Park, New Jersey Population 2024

21,220

Elmwood Park is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. Elmwood Park has a 2024 population of 21,220. Elmwood Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,364 in 2020.

The average household income in Elmwood Park is $105,948 with a poverty rate of 11.99%. The median age in Elmwood Park is 39.1 years: 37.6 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Elmwood Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elmwood Park was:

  • White: 63.9%
  • Other race: 11.24%
  • Asian: 9.62%
  • Two or more races: 7.55%
  • Black or African American: 7.37%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,029.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.67% (-144)
The current population of Elmwood Park, New Jersey is 21,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,364.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,58563.9%
Other race2,38911.24%
Asian2,0469.62%
Two or more races1,6057.55%
Black or African American1,5677.37%
Native American690.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elmwood Park Population by Race

Elmwood Park Population Pyramid 2024

Elmwood Park Median Age

39.1

Total

37.6

Male

40.3

Female

Elmwood Park Adults

There are 16,707 adults, (3,607 of whom are seniors) in Elmwood Park.

Elmwood Park Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elmwood Park Sex Ratio

Female11,18652.61%
Male10,07547.39%

Elmwood Park Population by Age

Elmwood Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,2202.9453.946.1
Married3,7503.3866.633.4
Non Family1,8301.2952.247.8
Female1,3473.7922.177.9
Male2933.6948.851.2

3.39

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elmwood Park Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade8005.42%
Associates Degree1,3849.38%
Bachelors Degree3,19921.67%
Graduate Degree1,56710.62%
High School Graduate4,93333.42%
Less Than 9th Grade5863.97%
Some College2,29115.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elmwood Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elmwood Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,0777,4682,367
Hispanic4,2943,7981,190
Other Race1,4991,224377
Asian1,4081,256828
2+ Races987880286
Black871778311
Native American41360

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.81%.

Elmwood Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,745$74,792$61,583
Graduate Degree$72,292$87,734$68,300
High School Graduate$37,060$39,767$32,000
Less Than 9th Grade$49,500$49,797$48,438
Overall$51,905$58,002$44,694
Some College$49,199$56,092$37,461

$51,905

Average Earnings

$58,002

Average Male

$44,694

Average Female

Elmwood Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elmwood Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elmwood Park Language

43.63% of Elmwood Park residents speak only English, while 56.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.3% of the population.

Elmwood Park Language

Elmwood Park Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,72286212.82%
White10,5987997.54%
Black1,56754334.65%
Other2,36047320.04%
Multiple1,60520913.02%
Asian2,0461436.99%
Native691521.74%

11.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.03%

Male Poverty Rate

14.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elmwood Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elmwood Park is Black, with 34.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elmwood Park is Asian, with 6.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.81%.

Elmwood Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.98%
Less Than 9th Grade14.79%
Bachelors or Greater7.74%
Some College7.02%

Elmwood Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed58.11%
Female Unemployed33.81%
Female Employed7.9%
Male Employed1.22%

Elmwood Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elmwood Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,818$113,521
Households$84,578$105,948
Married Families$104,083$-999,999,999
Non Families$59,519$72,644

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elmwood Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Elmwood Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elmwood Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Elmwood Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elmwood Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

448

Number of Veterans

426

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam233
Korea83
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War40
World War II38

Elmwood Park Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+265
65 to 74118
35 to 5450
18 to 3413
55 to 642

Elmwood Park Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4293.81%
Hispanic521.07%
Other Race130.81%
2+ Races60.54%

Elmwood Park Veterans by Race

Elmwood Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elmwood Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Elmwood Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elmwood Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elmwood Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.1%

Born in Elmwood Park

63.55%

Native Born

36.45%

Foreign Born

12.02%

Non Citizen

24.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.55% of Elmwood Park residents were born in the United States, with 48.1% having been born in New Jersey. 12.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elmwood Park Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,040-36-0.17%
202821,076-36-0.17%
202721,112-36-0.17%
202621,148-36-0.17%
202521,184-36-0.17%
202421,220-36-0.17%
202321,256270.13%
202221,229-69-0.32%
202121,298-66-0.31%
202021,3641,3997.01%
201919,965-71-0.35%
201820,036-80-0.4%
201720,116350.17%
201620,081-19-0.09%
201520,100380.19%
201420,062330.16%
201320,0293481.77%
201219,681580.3%
201119,6231130.58%
201019,51000%
200018,9251,3027.39%
199017,623-754-4.1%
198018,377-2,663-12.66%

Elmwood Park Population by Year