The Borough of Dumont is a small suburban community located in northeastern New Jersey, approximately 16 miles from New York City, which was established on July 20, 1894.
Dumont has a total land area of approximately 2 square miles, and is positioned 40.94 degrees north of the equator and 73.99 degrees west of the prime meridian. The distance from Dumont to Trenton, the New Jersey state capitol, is 64 miles (as the crow flies), and the distance to Washington, DC is 217 miles.
Communities bordering Dumont include Bergenfield, Cresskill, Demarest, Haworth, New Milford, and Oradell.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,479 people, 6,364 households, and 4,678 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,814.7 per square mile. There were 6,542 housing units at an average density of 3,299.2 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the borough was 75.91% (13,268) White, 14.99% (2,620) Asian, 14.76 (2,580) Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% (445) Black or African American, 0.18% (32) Native American, 0.02% (3) Pacific Islander, 4.06% (709) from other races, and 2.30% (402) from two or more races.
There were 6,364 households, of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the borough, 22.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,286 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,515) and the median family income was $93,125 (+/- $6,828). Males had a median income of $62,065 (+/- $8,065) versus $45,965 (+/- $4,364) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,518 (+/- $1,909). About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
Same-sex couples headed 25 households in 2010, an increase from the 20 counted in 2000.
The New Jersey Transit 166 and 167 bus routes provides service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 186 serves the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and local service is available on the 753 and 772 routes.