Introduction to Lodi, New Jersey

Lodi, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 11 miles NW of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Lodi has a population of 23,971.

Lodi History

Lodi was incorporated on December 22, 1894 as a borough. Lodi was named after the Bridge of Lodi in Italy.

Lodi and nearby Attractions

  • Kennedy Park
  • Lodi Memorial Park
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science
  • New Jersey Naval Museum
  • New Jersey Naval Museum

Things To Do In Lodi

Lodi is home to many parks and playgrounds that offer numerous recreational facilities. You can also enjoy your leisure time in the movie theaters, shopping centers or in the various clubs and restaurants. The Recreational Department of Lodi also organizes musical concerts and many other events throughout the year.

Lodi Transportation

Air transportation is available from La Guardia International Airport.

Lodi Higher Education

Felician College is the local college. Residents also have opportunities for higher studies at Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Passaic County Community College.


Total Population 24,428
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 11,789
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,096
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,765
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,056


Median Family Income $55,750
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 9.2%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,169
Median House Value $354,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 0.7%
Irish 7%

Lodi Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07644
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.882
Longitude -74.083

Lodi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmwood Park 19,921 $79,083
Garfield 30,996 $52,598
Hasbrouck Heights 11,989 $101,282
Maywood 9,651 $98,250
Rochelle Park 5,644 $74,004
Saddle Brook 13,841 $93,912

Lodi Public Libraries

Lodi Memorial Library
Lodi, New Jersey
(973) 365-4044
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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