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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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+
Garfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 31,578. Garfield is in Bergen County. Living in Garfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Garfield there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families live in Garfield and residents tend to be liberal.
About Garfield...
Population
31,578

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$333,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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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
    78.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,668.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Garfield

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,161
National
$55,322
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Garfield has been improving in the last few years, but this is a blue collar working neighborhood that is slow to change. Hopefully the younger generations can start to become more involved to unite the city and make it more exciting to live here. For example, in local elections only about 1,000 people out of 30,000 population usually vote. The schools systems are just okay, until students reach the high school, which is just very poor quality in terms of learning and the environments students are in. While there are programs in garfield like the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA that foster more enthusiasm in terms of sports, the biggest problem with this city is the apathy and corruption (LOTS of nepotism everywhere) that prevent it from becoming what it could. One great thing is the diversity. Italians and polish still live here, but a lot of new cultures are coming into the city as well, making it rich in that aspect. When BLM protest occurred the city did turn up and made me proud.
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Garfield is a very diverse community. Among us are great parks, restaurants, and schools filled with inspiring teachers. Perfect for families!
Garfield is a small city with no note-worthy attributes. There's not a lot of opportunities and the schools are below average. Garfield does have a lot of places to shop and visit. The streets are dangerous at night and there's a lot of suspicious residents living here. The parks are well-kept but uncomparable to surrounding town's. Garfield does not offer many community events or activities, the police are corrupt. The city is mediocre and bland with not enough funding to improve the schools. The environment was more family friends a couple years ago, since then the city became more unwelcoming. Houses, tax, and apartments are ridiculously overpriced for such quality.