Place:Emerson, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

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NameEmerson
Alt namesEtnasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002067
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.975°N 74.027°W
Located inBergen, New Jersey, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Emerson is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, a suburb in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,401,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 204 (+2.8%) from the 7,197 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 267 (+3.9%) from the 6,930 counted in the 1990 Census.

What is now Emerson was originally formed on April 8, 1903, from portions of Washington Township as the Borough of Etna, the name of a railroad station in the community. The name was changed to Emerson as of March 9, 1909. The name came from author Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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