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Welcome to Garfield ...

The city of Garfield is located in Bergen County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Garfield has a population of 31,807 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Garfield.

Garfield is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Garfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Garfield: (973) and (862)<4>

Websites for Garfield ...

Junior League:   www.thejlbc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Garfield had an population of 31,807 people. This is an increase of 4.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Garfield had a population of 30,487 people. This makes Garfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Garfield represents 0.35% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,487 people, the population of Garfield increased 2.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,786 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Garfield.

Communities Also Named Garfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 48 communities that are also named Garfield - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Garfield.

Communities near Garfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Garfield.

  • New York [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [Kings County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Garfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Garfield
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Garfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Garfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Garfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<6>
    • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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      • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Garfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
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      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Garfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Garfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90,543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
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      • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Garfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Garfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Garfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Garfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Garfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Garfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Garfield. See our Newspapers Page for Garfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garfield ...

Looking for more information about Garfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Garfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Garfield.

Adding Garfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Garfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Garfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Garfield on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Garfield on our Genealogy Page.

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About Bergen County

About New Jersey

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Garfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bergen County: www.co.bergen.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Bergen, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Garfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Garfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GarfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8816, Longitude: -74.1123    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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