Demarest, New Jersey

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Demarest, New Jersey
Borough of Demarest
Demarest Railroad Depot
Map highlighting Demarest's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Demarest's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Demarest, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Demarest, New Jersey
Demarest is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Demarest
Demarest
Location in Bergen County
Demarest is located in New Jersey
Demarest
Demarest
Location in New Jersey
Demarest is located in the United States
Demarest
Demarest
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°57′12″N 73°57′23″W / 40.953365°N 73.956348°W / 40.953365; -73.956348Coordinates: 40°57′12″N 73°57′23″W / 40.953365°N 73.956348°W / 40.953365; -73.956348[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBergen
IncorporatedApril 8, 1903
Named forRalph S. Demarest
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorMelinda Iannuzzi (D, term ends December 31, 2022)[3][4]
 • AdministratorJames F. Powderley III[5]
 • Municipal clerkSusan Crosman[6]
Area
 • Total2.08 sq mi (5.38 km2)
 • Land2.07 sq mi (5.37 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)  0.34%
Area rank405th of 565 in state
46th of 70 in county[1]
Elevation52 ft (16 m)
Population
 • Total4,981
 • Estimate 
(2021)[11]
4,887
 • Rank383rd of 566 in state
60th of 70 in county[12]
 • Density2,400/sq mi (930/km2)
 • Density rank258th of 566 in state
53rd of 70 in county[12]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784[15]
FIPS code3400317530[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID0885195[1][18]
Websitewww.demarestnj.org

Demarest is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. In the 2020 United States census, 4,981 people lived there.[10] This is a 2.0% increase from the 2010 census[19][20][21] The borough is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey and its Gateway Region. Demarest is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area.

Demarest was formed on April 8, 1903. It was created from parts of Harrington Township and Palisades Township.[22][23] The borough was named for the Demarest family.[24] It was also named for the Demarest train station. The station been named for Ralph S. Demarest, who was a director of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey that built the station, He was also a member of the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate in the mid-19th century.[25][26]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
  2. U.S. Gazetteer Files for 2000, 2010 and 2012-2016, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2017.
  3. Mayor and Council, Borough of Demarest. Accessed May 8, 2022.
  4. 2022 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed March 1, 2022.
  5. Borough Administrator, Borough of Demarest. Accessed May 8, 2022.
  6. Borough Clerk, Borough of Demarest. Accessed May 8, 2022.
  7. 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 165.
  8. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  9. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Demarest, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 5, 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Total Population: Census 2010 - Census 2020 New Jersey Municipalities, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  11. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Minor Civil Divisions in New Jersey: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  12. 12.0 12.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey , United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 11, 2012.
  13. Look Up a ZIP Code for Demarest, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed September 12, 2011.
  14. ZIP Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed October 8, 2013.
  15. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Demarest, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed October 8, 2013.
  16. U.S. Census website , United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  17. Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  18. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  19. DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Demarest borough, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 15, 2011.
  20. Municipalities Sorted by 2011-2020 Legislative District, New Jersey Department of State. Accessed February 1, 2020.
  21. "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  22. Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 76. Accessed May 17, 2012.
  23. History of Bergen County Vol. 1, p. 349 shows date of Demarest's formation as April 13, 1903.
  24. Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  25. Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living In / Demarest, N.J.; Small Town, Large Sense of History", The New York Times, April 4, 1999. Accessed December 4, 2013. "The borough is named for State Senator Ralph S. Demarest -- a direct descendant of David Desmarets -- who, as a director of the New Jersey Line Railroad (later taken over by the Erie Railroad), brought trains to town in 1859. He lived directly across from the train station, built in 1872 from locally quarried freestone."
  26. Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed August 28, 2015.