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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Elmwood Park is a suburb of New York City with a population of 20,112. Elmwood Park is in Bergen County. Living in Elmwood Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elmwood Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Elmwood Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Elmwood Park...
Population
20,112

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$353,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,572
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Elmwood Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,400.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Elmwood Park

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,887
National
$55,322
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Elmwood Park is a very family-friendly area, with a lot of small business on one of the main roads. While it is a small town, there are many roads and highways surrounding that can take you just about anywhere from New York City in just 20 minutes to the shore in an hour. While there are several highways, it is a generally quiet town. Elmwood Park offers a lot for the community like concerts at the recreation center, many competition and clinic sports from the k-12 level such as wrestling, cheerleading, soccer, street hockey, basketball, etc. Overall, a very diverse population, with nice people, surrounded by a lot.
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Elmwood Park struggles to really stick out as particularly good place to live. It's boring. No downtown, only two bars with very few restaurants. The infrastructure seems out of place compared to neighboring towns, its very bland with valuable real estate wasted on big outlets,mini malls, condos, and over sized two family homes. There is NO small businesses here. It's crazy and the town should be ashamed. We don't need anymore dunkin donuts or 7-11, for god's sake. Housing here is very expensive for what the town has to offer, which is virtually zero. What this town really lacks is any sense of personality or character, which can be blamed on the crooks that run the town.
Finally moved out of E. P. This town has one blaring problem, it's boring!! There is nothing to do here, there is only 2 good bars, less than a handful of restaurants, and almost no small businesses. Much of the space is wasted on crappy strip malls with places like subway and dunkin donuts. There is no downtown here.

The last straw for my decision to leave EP was when they decided to build the Altair condominium along the Passaic River. Residents were pushing for the construction of a marina and downtown to finally give this town some pep, but we somehow ended up with a retirement home. Personally, I would stay away from this town.