Emerson, New Jersey

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Emerson is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,197.

What is now Emerson was originally formed on April 8, 1903 from portions of Washington Township as the Borough of Etna, the name of a railroad station in the community. The name was changed to Emerson as of March 9, 1909.[1][8]



Emerson is located at 40°58′31″N 74°01′38″W / 40.975140°N 74.027258°W / 40.975140; -74.027258 (40.975140, -74.027258).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it (7.44%) is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,197 people, 2,373 households, and 1,964 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,216.3 people per square mile (1,240.5/km2). There were 2,398 housing units at an average density of 1,071.7/sq mi (413.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.62% White, 0.85% African American, 0.06% Native American, 7.89% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% of the population.

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