Brookdale, New Jersey

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Population in 2010: 9,239.
Males: 4,569  (49.5%)
Females: 4,670  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 07003, 07043.

Brookdale Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,430
Brookdale:

$60,430
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,478

Brookdale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $379,400
Brookdale:

$379,400
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $447,851; detached houses: $522,862; townhouses or other attached units: $387,521; in 2-unit structures: $223,228; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,189; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,816; mobile homes: $237,978

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,453.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brookdale: 114.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 14.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.3% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brookdale, NJ (2010)
    • 6,41569.4%White alone
    • 1,12112.1%Asian alone
    • 1,08511.7%Hispanic
    • 4094.4%Black alone
    • 1711.9%Two or more races
    • 320.3%Other race alone
    • 40.04%American Indian alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Brookdale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Italian (19.2%), Irish (8.8%), English (4.2%), German (3.9%), American (3.8%), European (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 169 feet

2,071 residents are foreign born (7.4% Latin America, 3.5% Europe).

This place:

20.5%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,213 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,079 (2.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clifton, NJ (2.8 miles , pop. 78,672).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (6.8 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (11.8 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Upper Montclair, NJ (1.1 miles ),
Nutley, NJ (1.3 miles ),
Montclair, NJ (1.3 miles ),
Bloomfield, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Glen Ridge borough, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Clifton, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Cedar Grove, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Belleville, NJ (1.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 74.18 W

Distribution of median household income in Brookdale, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Brookdale, NJ in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.0. This is worse than average.

City:

94.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.317. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.317
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 16.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.398. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.398
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.17
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Brookdale-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Brookdale place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 28.1 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brookdale-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 215.9 miles away from Brookdale center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.4 miles away from Brookdale center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 253.8 miles away from Brookdale center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Brookdale:

  • HOSPICE OF NEW JERSEY (Hospital, about 1 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, NJ)
  • VAN DYK MANOR MONTCLAIR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MONTCLAIR, NJ)
  • WATERVIEW CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CEDAR GROVE, NJ)
  • WATERVIEW NH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CEDAR GROVE, NJ)
  • RCG BLOOMFIELD DC (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, NJ)
  • CHRILL VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MONTCLAIR, NJ)
  • HAZELCREST MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Brookdale:

  • 7 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 12 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brookdale:

  • Montclair State University (about 2 miles; Montclair, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 16,277)
  • Berkeley College-Woodland Park (about 5 miles; Woodland Park, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • Passaic County Community College (about 6 miles; Paterson, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,351)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 7 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (about 7 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,212)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (about 7 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,869)
  • Essex County College (about 7 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bloomfield Fire Department Station 4 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Brookdale include: Bethany United Presbyterian Church (A), Advent Episcopal Church (B), Brookdale Baptist Church (C), Brookdale Reformed Church (D), Saint Thomas the Apostle Church (E), Watchung Presbyterian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brookdale include: Vassar Field (1), Brookdale County Park (2), Brookdale Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.9%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
11 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Brookdale:

Marital status in Brookdale, NJ
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

For population 25 years and over in Brookdale:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Brookdale
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brookdale, NJ (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic261,96665
Other61,85081
Mainline Protestant41,339171
Black Protestant38,68788
Evangelical Protestant34,666191
Orthodox6,18812
None339,273-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 305
Here:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 119
Essex County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Essex County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 463
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.3%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
New Jersey:

18.0%

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,425 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hudson County, NJ  0.78% ($95,396 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  0.65% ($49,843)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.41% ($75,079)


6.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($128,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,135 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Union County, NJ  0.90% ($84,799 average AGI)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.50% ($65,771)
to Morris County, NJ  0.45% ($108,449)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brookdale:

  • WPAT (930 AM; 5 kW; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT, INC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WWRU (1660 AM; 10 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brookdale:

  • WMSC (90.3 FM; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brookdale:

  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.0mTotal length
  • 1,890Total average daily traffic
  • 18Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,436Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brookdale, NJ
  • 87.8%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brookdale, NJ
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel


Brookdale compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Brookdale on our top lists:

  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Chile (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 (07043) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 (07043) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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