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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Demarest is a suburb of New York City with a population of 4,959. Demarest is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Demarest offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Demarest tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Demarest are highly rated.
About Demarest...
Population
4,959

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$685,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,029
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Demarest Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    81.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    101.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Demarest

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$158,906
National
$55,322
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Demarest Reviews

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Demarest is a really quiet place with very friendly neighbors and community members. Though it is an extremely small town, it has a gazebo downtown where many concerts and events are hosted free for the public over the summer. The downtown area is small like the town with few stores, but it is never an issue as a few minute drive to the neighboring towns will get you all the stores you need. The schools are also above in education and have many achievements through the years.
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I didn't love the community while I was growing up in Demarest. It felt like everyone was very divided, and people held "us vs. them" mentality.
I met some of my best friends here, had my most memorable experiences and received an amazing education in school before I left for college.