Fort Lee, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
39,799
0.247% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.6
0.866% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.24%
11.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$101,573
9.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$393,200
10.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Lee, NJ had a population of 39.8k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $101,573. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Lee, NJ grew from 39,701 to 39,799, a 0.247% increase and its median household income grew from $92,456 to $101,573, a 9.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Lee, NJ are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (43.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38%), White (Hispanic) (5.21%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.31%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%).

None of the households in Fort Lee, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.1% of the residents in Fort Lee, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Lee, NJ was $393,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in Fort Lee, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 37.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Lee, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Lee, NJ is home to a population of 39.8k people, from which 81.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 50.3% of Fort Lee, NJ residents were born outside of the country (20k people).

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Fort Lee, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.1%
2022 Citizenship
81.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.1% of Fort Lee, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Lee, NJ was 81.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Lee, NJ
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 1.1k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 1.07k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.07k ± 447
12.9%
Hispanic Population
5.12k people

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Fort Lee, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.07k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.9% of the people in Fort Lee, NJ are hispanic (5.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Lee, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

50.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
20k people
48.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.3k people

As of 2022, 50.3% of Fort Lee, NJ residents (20k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Lee, NJ was 48.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    181 ± 136
  2. Vietnam
    172 ± 89
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    152 ± 101

Fort Lee, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Lee, NJ employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Fort Lee, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,277 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,118 people), and Educational Services (1,955 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($122,083), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,722), and Manufacturing ($104,911).

Occupations

19.8k
2022 Value
± 1,105
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 7.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Lee, NJ declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 20.2k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Lee, NJ, are Management Occupations (3,531 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,041 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,861 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Lee, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.8k
2022 Value
± 1,105
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 7.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Lee, NJ declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 20.2k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Lee, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,277 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,118 people), and Educational Services (1,955 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Lee, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Fort Lee, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$83,384
Median earning men ± $6,808
$65,081
Median earning women ± $7,771

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($123,700), Manufacturing ($118,125), and Public Administration ($117,522).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($88,370), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,457), and Public Administration ($79,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Lee, NJ was $393,200 in 2022, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $356,200 to $393,200, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Lee, NJ is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Lee, NJ have an average commute time of 37.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Lee, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Fort Lee, NJ is $101,573. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Lee, NJ was Census Tract 193.06 with a value of $176,250, followed by Census Tract 193.04 and Census Tract 193.05, with respective values of $154,063 and $120,458.

Property

$393,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$40,269
$10,694
Median Property Taxes
±$799

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Lee, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.4% of the housing units in Fort Lee, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 193.06
  2. Census Tract 193.04
  3. Census Tract 193.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Lee, NJ was Census Tract 193.06 with a value of $176,250, followed by Census Tract 193.04 and Census Tract 193.05, with respective values of $154,063 and $120,458.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Lee, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$101,573
Median Household Income
± $6,636
18.3k
Number of Households
± 1,038

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.3k households in Fort Lee, NJ grew to $101,573 from the previous year's value of $92,456.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Lee, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Lee, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (48.3%)
  2. Public Transit (22%)
  3. Worked At Home (15.6%)

In 2022, 48.3% of workers in Fort Lee, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (22%) and those who worked at home (15.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

37.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Lee, NJ have a longer commute time (37.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.7% of the workforce in Fort Lee, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Lee, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Lee, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Lee, NJ (3.28k out of 39.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Lee, NJ is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

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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Health

92.4% of the population of Fort Lee, NJ has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.946% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see 836 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (847 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 754 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 359 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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836 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bergen County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see an average of 836 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (847 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bergen County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.3% under 18 years, 14.1% between 18 and 34 years, 42.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 25% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.62%
Uninsured
47.7%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
0.946%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Lee, NJ declined by 6.86% from 8.18% to 7.62%.

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