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Lodi, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Lodi
Map highlighting Lodi's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Lodi's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lodi, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lodi, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated December 22, 1894
Named for Lodi, Lombardy, Italy
Area
 • Total 2.285 sq mi (5.918 km2)
 • Land 2.265 sq mi (5.865 km2)
 • Water 0.020 sq mi (0.053 km2)  0.89%
Area rank 390th of 566 in state
44th of 70 in county
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 24,136
 • Estimate (2015) 24,835
 • Rank 101st of 566 in state
11th of 70 in county
 • Density 10,657.6/sq mi (4,114.9/km2)
 • Density rank 33rd of 566 in state
9th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07644
Area code(s) 201 and 973
FIPS code 3400341100
GNIS feature ID 885284
Website lodi-nj.org

Lodi (/ˈl.d/ LOW-die) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 24,136, reflecting an increase of 165 (+0.7%) from the 23,971 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,616 (+7.2%) from the 22,355 counted in the 1990 Census.

Lodi owes its name to the Italian city of Lodi, Lombardy. It was incorporated as a borough on December 22, 1894, from portions of the now-defunct municipalities of Lodi Township and Saddle River Township, at the height of Bergen County's "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, based on the results of a referendum held on the previous day.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.285 square miles (5.918 km2), including 2.265 square miles (5.865 km2) of land and 0.020 square miles (0.053 km2) of water (0.89%)was water. Areas of the borough are prone to flooding during heavy rain.

The borough borders Garfield, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Maywood, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Hackensack and Wood-Ridge.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 986
1890 998 1.2%
1900 1,917 92.1%
1910 4,138 115.9%
1920 8,175 97.6%
1930 11,549 41.3%
1940 11,552 0.0%
1950 15,392 33.2%
1960 23,502 52.7%
1970 25,163 7.1%
1980 23,956 −4.8%
1990 22,355 −6.7%
2000 23,971 7.2%
2010 24,136 0.7%
Est. 2015 24,835 2.9%
Population sources: 1880-1890
1890-1920 1890-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 24,136 people, 9,471 households, and 6,109 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,657.6 per square mile (4,114.9/km2). There were 10,127 housing units at an average density of 4,471.7 per square mile (1,726.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 68.19% (16,459) White, 7.52% (1,816) Black or African American, 0.42% (101) Native American, 8.57% (2,069) Asian, 0.06% (15) Pacific Islander, 11.49% (2,774) from other races, and 3.74% (902) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.49% (7,360) of the population.

There were 9,471 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $55,541 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,430) and the median family income was $65,494 (+/- $4,924). Males had a median income of $49,002 (+/- $4,353) versus $37,108 (+/- $5,243) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,910 (+/- $1,786). About 10.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 64 households in 2010, an increase from the 44 counted a decade earlier.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 23,971 people, 9,528 households, and 6,097 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,590.6 people per square mile (4,095.2/km2). There were 9,908 housing units at an average density of 4,377.4 per square mile (1,692.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.16% White, 3.55% African American, 0.17% Native American, 8.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.25% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.98% of the population.

There were 9,528 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,421, and the median income for a family was $51,959. Males had a median income of $38,781 versus $31,253 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,667. About 5.3% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 40.00 miles (64.37 km) of roadways, of which 32.24 miles (51.89 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.56 miles (7.34 km) by Bergen County and 3.20 miles (5.15 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 17, U.S. Route 46 and Interstate 80 pass through Lodi.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus routes 144, 161 and 164 offer service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, while 709, 712 and 780 provide local service.

In media and culture

Lodi is home to the transmitter and towers for New York radio station WABC.

The Satin Dolls go-go bar in Lodi was used as the filming location for the fictional Bada Bing bar in the HBO drama television series The Sopranos (1999-2007). Lodi High School and various stores in the borough were also used as filming locations.


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