Fort Lee, New Jersey Population 2020

38,205

Fort Lee is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 38,205, it is the 22nd largest city in New Jersey and the 1030th largest city in the United States. Fort Lee is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 8.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,345 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Fort Lee has a population density of 15,175 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Lee is $104,418 with a poverty rate of 11.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,800 per month, and the median house value is $323,800. The median age in Fort Lee is 46.3 years, 44.3 years for males, and 47.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males.

Fort Lee Demographics

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

  • White: 49.83%
  • Asian: 42.50%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Black or African American: 2.51%
  • Other race: 2.15%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Fort Lee, New Jersey is 38,205, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,921.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,345.

Fort Lee, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,43149.83%
Asian15,72242.50%
Two or More Races9882.67%
Black or African American9272.51%
Some Other Race7952.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.10%

Fort Lee Population Pyramid 2020

Fort Lee Median Age

46.3


Total

44.3


Male

47.7


Female

Fort Lee Adults

There are 30,854 adults, (9,121 of whom are seniors) in Fort Lee.

Fort Lee Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Lee Sex Ratio

Female

19,599

52.98%

Male

17,391

47.02%

Fort Lee Households and Families

Fort Lee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Lee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.7%39.3%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
All58.4%41.6%
Female49.5%50.5%
Male45.2%54.8%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0042.1758.4
Married8,1252.8860.7
Non Family6,8951.158.6
Female1,4313.0649.5
Male5532.8745.2

2.86

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Lee Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9863.42%
9th to 12th Grade7322.54%
High School Graduate5,01817.42%
Some College3,17011.00%
Associates Degree1,9256.68%
Bachelors Degree10,40236.10%
Graduate Degree6,58022.84%

Fort Lee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,45311,5766,845
Asian11,87911,4288,284
Hispanic3,6103,2361,405
Black634609314
Other Race549455242
Multiple Races459426219
Native American686547
Islander3010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,750$69,336$51,393
Less Than High School$33,831$36,111$30,179
High School Grad$35,714$44,574$24,130
Some College$39,269$50,678$35,226
Bachelors Degree$64,547$72,210$57,581
Graduate Degree$85,694$103,851$72,673

$60,750

Average Earnings

$69,336

Average Male

$51,393

Average Female

Fort Lee Language

Fort Lee Language by Age

Fort Lee Language

41.22% of Fort Lee residents speak only English, while 58.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 34.11% of the population.

Fort Lee Poverty

Fort Lee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian15,7222,12613.52%
White14,6571,1057.54%
Hispanic5,30686916.38%
Multiple98815515.69%
Other79514418.11%
Black927525.61%
Native9055.56%
Islander37410.81%

11.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.42%

Male Poverty Rate

13.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Lee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Lee is Other, with 18.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Lee is Native, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.43%.

Name Poverty
High School18.95%
Less Than High School18.80%
Some College8.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.84%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.59%
Female Unemployed12.31%
Female Employed4.56%
Male Employed2.54%

Fort Lee Income

Fort Lee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,093$104,418
Families$103,377$128,785
Married Families$115,182-
Non Families$54,039$66,434

Fort Lee Marital Status

Fort Lee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Lee Married by Age and Sex

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

Fort Lee Veterans

801

Number of Veterans

771

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam257
Korea184
World War II178
Second Gulf War43
First Gulf War26
Name Veterans % of Total
White7464.65%
Hispanic952.41%
Asian260.20%
2 or More132.52%
Other61.06%
Hawaiian620.00%
Black40.55%

$Fort Lee Veterans by Education

3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Lee Employment Status

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Lee 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

20.39%

Born in New Jersey

48.55%

Native Born

51.45%

Foreign Born

20.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

48.55% of Fort Lee residents were born in the United States, with 20.39% having been born in New Jersey. 20.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,2051420.37%
201938,0631420.37%
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%