Garfield, New Jersey Population 2024

32,423

Garfield is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. Garfield has a 2024 population of 32,423. Garfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.1% annually and its population has decreased by -0.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,555 in 2020.

The average household income in Garfield is $95,640 with a poverty rate of 14.83%. The median age in Garfield is 38.4 years: 38.6 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Garfield Demographics

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

  • White: 69.16%
  • Other race: 12.41%
  • Two or more races: 9.84%
  • Black or African American: 5.59%
  • Asian: 2.89%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
15,358.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.41% (-132)
The current population of Garfield, New Jersey is 32,423 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,555.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,45969.16%
Other race4,02912.41%
Two or more races3,1949.84%
Black or African American1,8155.59%
Asian9402.89%
Native American220.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.04%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Garfield Population by Race

Garfield Population Pyramid 2024

Garfield Median Age

38.4

Total

38.6

Male

38

Female

Garfield Adults

There are 26,105 adults, (4,550 of whom are seniors) in Garfield.

Garfield Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Garfield Sex Ratio

Female16,16249.77%
Male16,31050.23%

Garfield Population by Age

Garfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,5442.8146.653.4
Married5,5263.4953.346.7
Non Family2,9681.253961
Female2,1253.2742.157.9
Male9252.6840.859.2

3.18

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Garfield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,2025.27%
Associates Degree1,8998.33%
Bachelors Degree3,23914.21%
Graduate Degree1,8318.03%
High School Graduate9,13240.06%
Less Than 9th Grade2,1699.51%
Some College3,32614.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Garfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Garfield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,57811,0513,051
Hispanic8,2916,6381,554
Other Race2,8732,261505
2+ Races1,8941,525353
Black1,2371,128115
Asian715648320
Native American2200
Islander13130

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.76%.

Garfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,936$62,623$47,987
Graduate Degree$75,850$83,818$67,031
High School Graduate$40,683$48,613$34,225
Less Than 9th Grade$31,007$37,058$16,875
Overall$46,837$53,954$39,453
Some College$52,567$62,253$43,949

$46,837

Average Earnings

$53,954

Average Male

$39,453

Average Female

Garfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Garfield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Garfield Language

33.13% of Garfield residents speak only English, while 66.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.93% of the population.

Garfield Language

Garfield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,9852,92822.55%
White16,6171,5689.44%
Multiple3,19478224.48%
Other3,95856414.25%
Black1,81521111.63%
Asian940899.47%
Native2222100%

14.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.81%

Male Poverty Rate

18.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Garfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Garfield is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Garfield is White, with 9.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.42%.

Garfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.22%
Some College11.35%
High School9.66%
Bachelors or Greater6.63%

Garfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.14%
Female Unemployed13.3%
Female Employed9.83%
Male Employed3.72%

Garfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Garfield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,761$103,392
Households$72,026$95,640
Married Families$93,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$49,895$60,059

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Garfield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Garfield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Garfield 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 45-54.

Garfield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Garfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

810

Number of Veterans

762

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War377
Vietnam215
First Gulf War132
Korea65
World War II29

Garfield Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54280
75+169
65 to 74152
55 to 64128
18 to 3481

Garfield Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6683.72%
Hispanic3003.02%
Black523.97%
2+ Races431.59%
Other Race381.16%
Asian91.12%

Garfield Veterans by Race

Garfield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Garfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Garfield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Garfield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Garfield 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

41.04%

Born in Garfield

53.43%

Native Born

46.57%

Foreign Born

19.89%

Non Citizen

26.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

53.43% of Garfield residents were born in the United States, with 41.04% having been born in New Jersey. 19.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Garfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202932,258-33-0.1%
202832,291-33-0.1%
202732,324-33-0.1%
202632,357-33-0.1%
202532,390-33-0.1%
202432,423-33-0.1%
202332,456880.27%
202232,368-142-0.44%
202132,510-45-0.14%
202032,5557482.35%
201931,807660.21%
201831,741-111-0.35%
201731,8523371.07%
201631,5151140.36%
201531,4011640.53%
201431,2371840.59%
201331,0531620.52%
201230,8911730.56%
201130,7181730.57%
201030,54500%
200029,7863,05911.45%
199026,727-76-0.28%
198026,803-3,994-12.97%
197030,7971,5445.28%
196029,2531,7036.18%
195027,550-494-1.76%
194028,044-1,695-5.7%
193029,73910,35853.44%
192019,3819,16889.77%
191010,2136,709191.47%
19003,504-28,754-89.14%
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Garfield Population by Year