Garfield, New Jersey Population 2021

31,936
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Garfield is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 31,936, it is the 25th largest city in New Jersey and the 1228th largest city in the United States . Garfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,487 in 2010. Garfield reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Garfield has a population density of 15,128 people per square mile.

The average household income in Garfield is $81,215 with a poverty rate of 16.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,326 per month, and the median house value is $338,400. The median age in Garfield is 36.6 years, 35.5 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Garfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Garfieldwas:

  • White: 83.74%
  • Other race: 6.05%
  • Black or African American: 4.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.13%
  • Asian: 2.30%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Garfield, New Jersey is 31,936 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,802.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,487.

Garfield, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,50183.74%
Some Other Race1,9146.05%
Black or African American1,4694.64%
Two or More Races9913.13%
Asian7272.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Garfield Population by Race

Garfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Garfield Median Age

36.6


Total

35.5


Male

37.4


Female

Garfield Adults

There are 24,588 adults, (3,727 of whom are seniors) in Garfield.

Garfield Age Dependency

51.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Garfield Sex Ratio

Female

16,314

51.55%

Male

15,331

48.45%

Garfield Population by Age

Garfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Garfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male21%79%
Female27.6%72.4%
Non Family37.4%62.6%
All40.5%59.5%
Married51.3%48.7%

40.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Garfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5472.7440.5
Married5,0893.5151.3
Non Family3,4951.2537.4
Female1,9683.2127.6
Male9953.0421

3.26

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Garfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7127.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,3826.38%
High School Graduate8,84240.82%
Some College4,01518.54%
Associates Degree1,3546.25%
Bachelors Degree3,16614.62%
Graduate Degree1,1905.49%
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Garfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Garfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,35610,7712,529
Hispanic7,6246,2641,247
Other Race1,2831,004175
Black1,101971209
Asian576535319
2+ Races355324100
Native American2424
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.38%.

Garfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,759$48,492$36,589
Less Than 9th Grade$32,075$41,094$21,348
High School Graduate$35,957$43,315$27,489
Some College$45,586$53,770$38,640
Bachelors Degree$57,965$64,597$52,760
Graduate Degree$59,471$49,127$64,015

$42,759

Average Earnings

$48,492

Average Male

$36,589

Average Female

Garfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Garfield Language by Age

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Garfield Language

37.77% of Garfield residents speak only English, while 62.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.02% of the population.

Garfield Language

Garfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,3102,48020.15%
White16,7892,11912.62%
Other1,91434417.97%
Black1,44126118.11%
Multiple99123423.61%
Native3838100.00%
Asian72760.83%

16.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.37%

Male Poverty Rate

19.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Garfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Garfield is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Garfield is Asian, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.86%.

Garfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.32%
Some College14.84%
High School13.23%
Bachelors or Greater9.48%

Garfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.43%
Male Unemployed24.89%
Female Employed8.24%
Male Employed3.98%

Garfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Garfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,939$81,215
Families$68,792$86,815
Married Families$82,804-
Non Families$40,831$61,019
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Income by Household Type

Garfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Garfield Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Garfield Marital Status

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774

Number of Veterans

654

Male Veterans

120

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War257
Vietnam169
First Gulf War130
Korea45
World War II21

Garfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54286
65 to 74157
75+134
55 to 64101
18 to 3496

Garfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7063.42%
Hispanic2242.52%
Asian233.67%
Other Race211.44%
Black141.08%
2+ Races102.01%

Garfield Veterans by Race

Garfield Veterans by Education

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18.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Garfield Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Garfield Employment by Age

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Garfield Employment by Race

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Garfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.60%

Born in Garfield

57.03%

Native Born

42.97%

Foreign Born

19.39%

Non Citizen

23.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.03% of Garfield residents were born in the United States, with 44.60% having been born in New Jersey. 19.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Garfield Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,936670.21%
202031,869670.21%
201931,802670.21%
201831,735-113-0.35%
201731,8483451.10%
201631,5031080.34%
201531,3951630.52%
201431,2321850.60%
201331,0471600.52%
201230,8871730.56%
201130,7141720.56%
201030,5427560.25%
200029,7863,0591.09%
199026,727-76-0.03%
198026,803-3,994-1.38%
197030,7971,5440.52%
196029,2531,7030.60%
195027,550-494-0.18%
194028,044-1,695-0.59%
193029,73910,3584.37%
192019,3819,1686.62%
191010,2136,70911.29%
19003,5040.00%

Garfield Population by Year