Elmwood Park is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 20,279 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Elmwood Park is the 98th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Elmwood Park are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs, Elmwood Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elmwood Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmwood Park is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmwood Park who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (12.98%), and management occupations (10.81%).
For the size of the borough, public transportation in Elmwood Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Elmwood Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Elmwood Park is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.11% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elmwood Park in 2010 was $30,525, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,100 for a family of four. However, Elmwood Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elmwood Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Elmwood Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmwood Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Elmwood Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.25% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmwood Park include Polish, Irish, German, and Macedonian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Elmwood Park's cultural character, accounting for 32.36% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Elmwood Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.