Demarest, New Jersey

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Demarest is a Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,845.

Demarest was formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township.[7] The borough was named for Ralph S. Demarest, who had represented the area in both the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate in the mid-19th century.[8]



Demarest is located at 40°57′20″N 73°57′38″W / 40.955603°N 73.960446°W / 40.955603; -73.960446 (40.955603, -73.960446).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2).2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) of it is land and very little of the area is covered with water, most of it being the Demarest Duck Pond, located along Piermont Road.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,845 people, 1,601 households, and 1,386 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,343.7 people per square mile (903.7/km2). There were 1,634 housing units at an average density of 790.4/sq mi (304.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.28% White, 0.50% African American, 0.02% Native American, 20.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

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