Fort Lee, New Jersey Population 2024

39,583

Fort Lee is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. Fort Lee has a 2024 population of 39,583. Fort Lee is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -1.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,051 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Lee is $135,109 with a poverty rate of 8.24%. The median age in Fort Lee is 46.6 years: 44.7 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Fort Lee Demographics

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

  • Asian: 43.77%
  • White: 43.17%
  • Two or more races: 6.94%
  • Other race: 3.1%
  • Black or African American: 2.74%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
15,722.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.17% (-468)
The current population of Fort Lee, New Jersey is 39,583 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,051.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian17,42243.77%
White17,18043.17%
Two or more races2,7616.94%
Other race1,2343.1%
Black or African American1,0912.74%
Native American560.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander550.14%

Asian

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Lee Population by Race

Fort Lee Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Lee Median Age

46.6

Total

44.7

Male

48.3

Female

Fort Lee Adults

There are 32,866 adults, (9,932 of whom are seniors) in Fort Lee.

Fort Lee Age Dependency

73.5

Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Lee Sex Ratio

Female20,44351.37%
Male19,35648.63%

Fort Lee Population by Age

Fort Lee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,3122.1758.441.6
Married8,4492.9760.439.6
Non Family8,0011.1459.440.6
Female1,3852.9946.453.6
Male4773.0941.558.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Lee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade5411.74%
Associates Degree1,7535.63%
Bachelors Degree10,66434.25%
Graduate Degree8,89128.56%
High School Graduate5,19016.67%
Less Than 9th Grade9132.93%
Some College3,18410.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Lee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Lee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian13,37812,7809,629
White12,87112,3717,711
Hispanic3,5373,1841,478
2+ Races1,6851,6651,089
Black742713324
Other Race733506187
Native American343416
Islander303016

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.98%.

Fort Lee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$83,271$91,612$69,316
Graduate Degree$90,683$111,004$76,250
High School Graduate$47,368$65,150$33,289
Less Than 9th Grade$33,481$41,744$12,143
Overall$71,628$83,665$62,568
Some College$54,414$59,329$44,810

$71,628

Average Earnings

$83,665

Average Male

$62,568

Average Female

Fort Lee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Lee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Lee Language

39.75% of Fort Lee residents speak only English, while 60.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 35.63% of the population.

Fort Lee Language

Fort Lee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian17,4071,4288.2%
White15,1071,2708.41%
Hispanic5,1193607.03%
Black1,09119617.97%
Multiple2,7601525.51%
Other1,234987.94%
Islander411434.15%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

9.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Lee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Lee is Islander, with 34.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Lee is Multiple, with 5.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.47%.

Fort Lee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.33%
High School9.79%
Some College9.3%
Bachelors or Greater6.13%

Fort Lee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed22.75%
Female Unemployed10.47%
Female Employed3.39%
Male Employed2.51%

Fort Lee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Lee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$127,906$163,711
Households$101,573$135,109
Married Families$144,350$-999,999,999
Non Families$68,488$94,766

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Lee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Lee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Lee 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 Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Lee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

811

Number of Veterans

682

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea181
Vietnam172
Second Gulf War152
First Gulf War142
World War II89

Fort Lee Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+398
35 to 54185
65 to 74113
55 to 6485
18 to 3430

Fort Lee Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5493.64%
Asian2041.45%
Hispanic431.05%
Black232.99%
2+ Races231.18%
Other Race121.39%

Fort Lee Veterans by Race

Fort Lee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Lee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Lee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Lee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Lee 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

20.29%

Born in Fort Lee

49.61%

Native Born

50.39%

Foreign Born

18.9%

Non Citizen

31.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

49.61% of Fort Lee residents were born in the United States, with 20.29% having been born in New Jersey. 18.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Lee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202938,998-117-0.3%
202839,115-117-0.3%
202739,232-117-0.3%
202639,349-117-0.3%
202539,466-117-0.3%
202439,583-117-0.29%
202339,700270.07%
202239,673-232-0.58%
202139,905-146-0.36%
202040,0511,4513.76%
201938,6008082.14%
201837,7924821.29%
201737,3101200.32%
201637,1909012.48%
201536,289510.14%
201436,238400.11%
201336,1983340.93%
201235,8641430.4%
201135,7212200.62%
201035,50100%
200035,4613,46410.83%
199031,997-452-1.39%
198032,4491,8185.94%
197030,6318,81640.41%
196021,81510,16787.29%
195011,6482,18023.02%
19409,4687098.09%
19308,7592,99852.04%
19205,7611,28928.82%
19104,4722,972198.13%
19001,500-37,498-96.15%
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Fort Lee Population by Year