Lodi (pronounced “low-dye”) is a county in Bergen County, New Jersey. The district borders on Garfield, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Maywood, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook to the south and Hackensack and Wood Ridge to the north. The city has an Elevation of 30 feet and an area of 2.29 square miles. It was founded on December 22, 1894. The region received its name after the Italian city in Lombardy.
Since 2020, Lodi is now the 38th largest city in New Jersey with 24,185 residents and the 1,593rd largest city in the United States. Lodi County ranks in the upper quarter of the Population Diversity Index compared to other New Jersey cities and communities in the Census Designated Places (CDPs). The 2006-2010 Census showed the median household income in the town as $55,541 and the median family income as $65,494. The median age of residents is 37.7 years.
Life in the region is convenient for residents and visitors with numerous places to shop, eat, and buy groceries. The Satin Dolls Go Go Bar in Lodi was used as the location for the fictional Bada Bing Bar in the HBO drama series The Sopranos (1999-2007). Lodi High School, various houses and shops, and Route 17 in the borough of Lodi were also featured in the HBO series because the show was filmed largely on location in New Jersey. Lodi is also home to the transmitter towers for the New York City radio station WABC.
Residents and visitors of the area can enjoy many attractions for a day trip or sightseeing, including the Saddle River County Park, Overpeck County Park, Maywood Station Museum, Garrett Mountain Reservation, Dahnert’s Lake County Park, and the Wildlife Conservation and Education Center, which houses a bat cave and other animals.
The Borough celebrated its 125-year anniversary in 2019.