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Garfield is a city in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after President James A. Garfield

The latitude of Garfield is 40.881N. The longitude is -74.113W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,701.


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Median household income
Local
$42,748
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Garfield demographic reports
Garfield is at the junction of the Passaic and Saddle rivers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "One True Thing"
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
Well-known residents have included:
· Eddie Brigati, musician (The Rascals)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 80

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Garfield residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Garfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Garfield was $19,530, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Garfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Garfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $694.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,484.


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Libraries in Garfield include Garfield Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Garfield political report.

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The average commute time for Garfield workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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