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|Demarest, New Jersey|
|Borough of Demarest|
Demarest Railroad Depot
Map highlighting Demarest's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Demarest, New Jersey
|Incorporated||April 8, 1903|
|Named for||Ralph S. Demarest|
|• Total||2.078 sq mi (5.382 km2)|
|• Land||2.067 sq mi (5.353 km2)|
|• Water||0.011 sq mi (0.029 km2) 0.55%|
|Area rank||406th of 566 in state
47th of 70 in county
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||5,050|
|• Rank||383rd of 566 in state
60th of 70 in county
|• Density||2,361.8/sq mi (911.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||258th of 566 in state
53rd of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784|
|GNIS feature ID||0885195|
Demarest is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,881, reflecting an increase of 36 (+0.7%) from the 4,845 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 45 (+0.9%) from the 4,800 counted in the 1990 Census. Located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey and its Gateway Region, Demarest is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area
Demarest was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township. The borough was named for the Demarest family and for the Demarest train station, which had in turn been named for Ralph S. Demarest, who was a director of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey that built the station and represented the area in both the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate in the mid-19th century.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.078 square miles (5.382 km2), including 2.067 square miles (5.353 km2) of land and 0.011 square miles (0.029 km2) of water (0.55%).
At the heart of Demarest is an area known as the Duck Pond, which is a section of the Tenakill Brook.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,881 people, 1,597 households, and 1,404 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,361.8 per square mile (911.9/km2). There were 1,659 housing units at an average density of 802.7 per square mile (309.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 70.21% (3,427) White, 0.64% (31) Black or African American, 0.02% (1) Native American, 26.41% (1,289) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.74% (36) from other races, and 1.99% (97) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.43% (216) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 17.3% of the population.
There were 1,597 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.1% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.29. Same-sex couples headed eight households in 2010, an increase from the four counted in 2000.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $147,714 (with a margin of error of +/- $14,743) and the median family income was $150,208 (+/- $9,154). Males had a median income of $101,085 (+/- $10,254) versus $58,295 (+/- $10,277) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $69,460 (+/- $10,589). About 1.4% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,845 people, 1,601 households, and 1,386 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,343.7 people per square mile (903.7/km2). There were 1,634 housing units at an average density of 790.4 per square mile (304.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.28% White, 0.50% African American, 0.02% Native American, 20.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 3.72% of Demarest's residents identified themselves as being of Japanese ancestry, which was the second highest of any municipality in New Jersey — behind Fort Lee (6.09%) — for all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. In this same census, 2.3% of Demarest's residents identified themselves as being of Armenian-American ancestry. This was the 19th highest percentage of Armenian American people in any place in the United States with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 1,601 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $103,286, and the median income for a family was $113,144. Males had a median income of $82,597 versus $43,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $51,939. About 0.9% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 27.27 miles (43.89 km) of roadways, of which 21.56 miles (34.70 km) were maintained by the municipality and 5.71 miles (9.19 km) by Bergen County.
County Route 501 and County Route 505 travels through Demarest. While Demarest is a small community, there are often traffic jams at around 8:00 am and 3:00 pm when all three grammar schools let out for the day. These small traffic jams usually occur at the intersection of County Road and Hardenburgh Avenue, and sometimes require the local police to direct traffic.
Demarest is served by Rockland Coaches routes 14ET and 20/20T, with a stop by the Duck Pond on County Route 501 which provides service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and the Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York, a common shopping destination for many residents.
Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides rush hour bus service on the 20/84 route to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.
Demarest was served by the Demarest Railroad Depot until passenger traffic stopped in 1966. After the borough purchased the site in 1978, the station was restored and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.
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