Garwood, New Jersey Population 2024

5,405

Garwood is a city located in Union County New Jersey. Garwood has a 2024 population of 5,405. Garwood is currently growing at a rate of 4.73% annually and its population has increased by 22.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,429 in 2020.

The average household income in Garwood is $128,257 with a poverty rate of 3.57%. The median age in Garwood is 41.5 years: 39.9 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Garwood Demographics

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

  • White: 77.63%
  • Other race: 12.24%
  • Two or more races: 7.75%
  • Asian: 2.38%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,310.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
22.04% (976)
The current population of Garwood, New Jersey is 5,405 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,429.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,52677.63%
Other race55612.24%
Two or more races3527.75%
Asian1082.38%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Garwood Population by Race

Garwood Population Pyramid 2024

Garwood Median Age

41.5

Total

39.9

Male

44.4

Female

Garwood Adults

There are 3,774 adults, (945 of whom are seniors) in Garwood.

Garwood Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Garwood Sex Ratio

Female2,07545.68%
Male2,46754.32%

Garwood Population by Age

Garwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9562.3251.148.9
Married9763.0363.536.5
Non Family7661.131.668.4
Female1174.170.129.9
Male972.7257.742.3

3.06

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Garwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1022.95%
Associates Degree35310.2%
Bachelors Degree86925.12%
Graduate Degree49614.34%
High School Graduate96127.77%
Less Than 9th Grade250.72%
Some College65418.9%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Garwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Garwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,6552,5591,036
Hispanic607589227
Other Race408390129
2+ Races22220999
Asian919152

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.14%.

Garwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$77,115$86,510$65,729
Graduate Degree$85,811$0$82,656
High School Graduate$66,410$67,074$0
Less Than 9th Grade$62,500$70,673$0
Overall$70,313$71,379$65,050
Some College$58,861$59,063$58,631

$70,313

Average Earnings

$71,379

Average Male

$65,050

Average Female

Garwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Garwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Garwood Language

73.17% of Garwood residents speak only English, while 26.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.37% of the population.

Garwood Language

Garwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,4121043.05%
Asian1084440.74%
Hispanic900141.56%
Other55681.44%

3.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.16%

Male Poverty Rate

4.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Garwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Garwood is Asian, with 40.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Garwood is Other, with 1.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.44%.

Garwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.87%
Some College4.97%
High School4.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%

Garwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed17.14%
Female Unemployed6.52%
Male Employed3.27%
Female Employed3.12%

Garwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Garwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$142,829$160,661
Households$107,823$128,257
Married Families$161,563$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,069$73,086

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Garwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Garwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Garwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Garwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Garwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

151

Number of Veterans

151

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam56
World War II29
Second Gulf War8
Korea6
First Gulf War0

Garwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+69
65 to 7449
55 to 6425
35 to 548
18 to 340

Garwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1515.09%

Garwood Veterans by Race

Garwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Garwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Garwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Garwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Garwood 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

60.02%

Born in Garwood

85.05%

Native Born

14.95%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

10.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.05% of Garwood residents were born in the United States, with 60.02% having been born in New Jersey. 4.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Garwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,6252443.82%
20286,3812443.98%
20276,1372444.14%
20265,8932444.32%
20255,6492444.51%
20245,4052444.73%
20235,1611543.08%
20225,00760413.72%
20214,403-26-0.59%
20204,429741.7%
20194,35500%
20184,355130.3%
20174,342120.28%
20164,330190.44%
20154,31150.12%
20144,30660.14%
20134,300240.56%
20124,276160.38%
20114,260210.5%
20104,23900%
20004,153-74-1.75%
19904,227-525-11.05%
19804,752-508-9.66%
19705,260-166-3.06%
19605,42680417.4%
19504,6221,00027.61%
19403,6222788.31%
19303,344-3,281-49.52%
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Garwood Population by Year