Fair Lawn, NJ

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Population

33,447

0.729% growth

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$109,747

6.85% growth

Poverty Rate

3.87%


Number of Employees

17,715

0.653% growth

Median Property Value

$406,400

2.42% growth

About

In 2017, Fair Lawn, NJ had a population of 33.4k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $109,747. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fair Lawn, NJ grew from 33,205 to 33,447, a 0.729% increase and its median household income grew from $102,716 to $109,747, a 6.85% increase.

The population of Fair Lawn, NJ is 71.1% White Alone, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Asian Alone. 43.9% of the people in Fair Lawn, NJ speak a non-English language, and 93.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fair Lawn, NJ is $406,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.2%. Most people in Fair Lawn, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Fair Lawn, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fair Lawn, NJ employs 17.7k people. The largest industries in Fair Lawn, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,717 people), Educational Services (2,344 people), and Retail Trade (2,067 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,357), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,375), and Finance & Insurance ($83,636).

Median household income in Fair Lawn, NJ is $109,747. Males in Fair Lawn, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Fair Lawn, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$109,747

2017 value

± $5,591

6.85%

1 Year Growth

± 7.16%

Households in Fair Lawn, NJ have a median annual income of $109,747, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,716 in 2016, which represents a 6.85% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Fair Lawn, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Fair Lawn, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fair Lawn, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 171

  2. Census Tract 173

  3. Census Tract 174

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fair Lawn, NJ was Census Tract 171 with a value of $121,815, followed by Census Tract 173 and Census Tract 174, with respective values of $112,869 and $111,336.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.87% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fair Lawn, NJ (1.29k out of 33.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    872 ± 235

  2. Hispanic

    424 ± 213

  3. Other

    201 ± 145

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fair Lawn, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.7k

2017 Value

± 1,001

0.653%

1 Year growth

± 7.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fair Lawn, NJ grew at a rate of 0.653%, from 17.6k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fair Lawn, NJ, are Management Occupations (2,433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,018 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,930 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fair Lawn, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fair Lawn, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,018 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,930 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fair Lawn, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.28 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.69 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fair Lawn, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($118,963), Legal Occupations ($113,611), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($103,840).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.7k

2017 Value

± 1,001

0.653%

1 Year growth

± 7.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fair Lawn, NJ grew at a rate of 0.653%, from 17.6k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fair Lawn, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,717 people), Educational Services (2,344 people), and Retail Trade (2,067 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fair Lawn, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Fair Lawn, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fair Lawn, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,717 people), Educational Services (2,344 people), and Retail Trade (2,067 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fair Lawn, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.55 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.61 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fair Lawn, NJ, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,357), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,375), and Finance & Insurance ($83,636).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.6% of the population of Fair Lawn, NJ has health coverage, with 68% on employee plans, 6.43% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 8.98% on non-group plans, and 0.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fair Lawn, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Fair Lawn, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.41%

Uninsured

68%

Employer Coverage

6.43%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

8.98%

Non-Group

0.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fair Lawn, NJ declined by 16.1% from 5.26% to 4.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fair Lawn, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fair Lawn, NJ is home to a population of 33.4k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.5% of Fair Lawn, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fair Lawn, NJ is composed of 23.8k White Alone residents (71.1%), 4.58k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.7%), 4.39k Asian Alone residents (13.1%), 363 Black or African American Alone residents (1.09%), 241 Two or More Races residents (0.721%), 69 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.206%), 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0777%), and 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0419%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fair Lawn, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,517 speakers), Russian (3,374 speakers), and Hebrew (863 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fair Lawn, NJ was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Fair Lawn, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fair Lawn, NJ residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 29.5% of Fair Lawn, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fair Lawn, NJ was 29.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Fair Lawn, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Fair Lawn, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

93.5%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.5% of Fair Lawn, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fair Lawn, NJ was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.8k ± 1.21k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.58k ± 936

  3. Asian Alone

    4.39k ± 963

In 2017, there were 5.19 times more White Alone residents (23.8k people) in Fair Lawn, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Hispanic or Latino and 4.39k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fair Lawn, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,517 speakers (11.1%)

  2. Russian

    3,374 speakers (10.7%)

  3. Hebrew

    863 speakers (2.73%)

43.9% of Fair Lawn, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fair Lawn, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.1% of the overall population of Fair Lawn, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 10.7% speak Russian and 2.73% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    245 ± 106

  2. Korea

    205 ± 81

  3. World War II

    181 ± 73

Fair Lawn, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fair Lawn, NJ was $406,400 in 2017, which is 1.87 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $396,800 to $406,400, a 2.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Fair Lawn, NJ is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fair Lawn, NJ have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fair Lawn, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$109,747

Median Household Income

± $5,591

11.6k

Number of Households

± 733

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Fair Lawn, NJ grew to $109,747 from the previous year's value of $102,716.

The following chart displays the households in Fair Lawn, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$406,400

2017 Median

± $11,078

$396,800

2016 Median

± $8,226

In 2017, the median property value in Fair Lawn, NJ grew to to $406,400 from the previous year's value of $396,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fair Lawn, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fair Lawn, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fair Lawn, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fair Lawn, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.2% of the housing units in Fair Lawn, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fair Lawn, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fair Lawn, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fair Lawn, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fair Lawn, NJ have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.01% of the workforce in Fair Lawn, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.2%

  2. Public Transit

    14.2%

  3. Carpooled

    7.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fair Lawn, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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