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According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.285 square miles (5.918 km2), including 2.265 square miles (5.865 km2) of land and 0.020 square miles (0.053 km2) of water (0.89%)was water. Areas of the borough are prone to flooding during heavy rain.
There were 9,471 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $55,541 (with a margin of error of ±$3,430) and the median family income was $65,494 (±$4,924). Males had a median income of $49,002 (±$4,353) versus $37,108 (±$5,243) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,910 (±$1,786). About 10.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.
Same-sex couples headed 64 households in 2010, an increase from the 44 counted a decade earlier.
There were 9,528 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. Of all households 30.1% were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $43,421, and the median income for a family was $51,959. Males had a median income of $38,781 versus $31,253 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,667. About 5.3% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
Lodi operates under the 1923 Municipal Manager Law form of New Jersey municipal government. The voters elect five members to a council who are elected at-large in non-partisan elections held as part of the May municipal election to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis. A mayor and deputy mayor are selected by the council from among its members. The council is an exclusively legislative body with responsibility for day-to-day operation of the borough assigned to a manager who acts as the municipal chief executive and executes laws and policies, prepares the budget for council consideration and attends and participates at meetings with a voice, but no vote. The manager recommends improvements and implements those approved, as well as oversees contracts and franchises and reports violations. It is the responsibility of the manager to appoint and remove department heads and make all additional appointments not made by the council.
As of 2017[update], members of the Lodi Township Council are Mayor Emil Carafa Jr. (term as mayor ends June 30, 2017), Deputy Mayor Laura E. Cima (term as deputy mayor ends June 30, 2017), Albert DiChiara (appointed to serve an unexpired term), Patricia Ann Licata and Vincent Martin, all of whom were elected in May 2015 and serve terms of office that expire on June 30, 2019.
In January 2016, the Township Council appointed Albert DiChiara to fill the seat vacated by Bruce Masopust when he took office as Borough Manager; DiChiara will serve until a special vote held as part of the November 2016 general election.
In February 2015, the township council selected Emil Carafa Jr., to fill the vacant council seat of Mayor Marc Schrieks, who left office to take a position in the administration of County Executive James J. Tedesco III, while Bruce Masopust was chosen to succeed Schrieks in his role as mayor.
Schrieks was elected by the council as mayor on July 1, 2008, and served until June 30, 2009, making him the youngest person to ever serve as its Mayor. Karen Viscana was the first woman in Lodi history to serve as mayor when she was sworn into office in 2008.
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year; a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held each January.
As of 2018[update], the County Executive is Democratic James J. Tedesco III of Paramus, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018. Bergen County's Freeholders are
Freeholder Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman ends 2018),
Freeholder Vice-Chairwoman Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder vice-chairwoman ends 2018),
Freeholder Chairman Pro-Tempore Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman pro-tempore ends 2018),
David L. Ganz (D, Fair Lawn, 2020),
Steve Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2018),Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2020) and
Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2018), Bergen County's constitutional officials are
County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2021),
Sheriff Michael Saudino (D, Emerson, 2019) and
Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 11,177 registered voters in Lodi, of which 4,043 (36.2% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,324 (11.8% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 5,805 (51.9% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 5 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 46.3% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 58.9% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 5,420 votes (67.2% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,508 votes (31.1% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 56 votes (0.7% vs. 0.9%), among the 8,070 ballots cast by the borough's 12,305 registered voters, for a turnout of 65.6% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 5,174 votes (59.7% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 3,358 votes (38.7% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 70 votes (0.8% vs. 0.8%), among the 8,667 ballots cast by the borough's 11,983 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.3% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 4,696 votes (57.9% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 3,344 votes (41.2% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 52 votes (0.6% vs. 0.7%), among the 8,115 ballots cast by the borough's 11,598 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.0% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.0% of the vote (2,135 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 46.9% (1,924 votes), and other candidates with 1.1% (46 votes), among the 4,256 ballots cast by the borough's 11,672 registered voters (151 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 36.5%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 2,651 ballots cast (56.2% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 1,834 votes (38.9% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 173 votes (3.7% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 33 votes (0.7% vs. 0.5%), among the 4,720 ballots cast by the borough's 11,546 registered voters, yielding a 40.9% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Lodi Police Department operates out of the Borough Hall. The police department has 47 sworn officers. The department is broken into several Dividion including; Patrol Division, Detective Division, Records, Traffic, and Operation/Community Policing. The current Department's Chief of Police is Acting Chief Donald Scorzetti.
The Fire Department is staffed by approximately 76 volunteer firefighters belonging to four different companies located at three different fire houses throughout the borough. Ronald Cannici of Fire Company # 1 is the Chief of Department, Steven Cassiello of Hose Company # 2 is 1st Assistant Chief, Moses Owen of Rescue Truck Company # 1 is 2nd Assistant Chief, and Nelson Garzon of Hose Company # 1 is the 3rd Assistant Chief. The Lodi Fire Department is equipped with six pieces of apparatus (three engines, one ladder, one rescue, one foam truck) at the following locations:
Fire Company # 1, which is located on Westervelt Place, houses Engine 612 and Foam Unit 616
Fire Headquarters, which houses Hose Company #1 and Rescue Truck Co # 1, located on Graham Lane, houses Engine 615, Ladder 613, and Rescue 611
Hose Company # 2, which is located on Kennedy Drive, houses Engine 614
Each Firehouse is equipped with a rescue boat for flood and water rescue emergencies.
The Lodi Fire Department responds to about 500+ calls per year, including mutual aid to neighboring municipalities including Garfield, Saddle Brook, Hasbrouck Heights, Rochelle Park, Maywood, Elmwood Park, Wallington and other South Bergen towns when needed. 
The Lodi Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Squad is located at 72 Kimmig. For 2018 Chris Perrelli is the captain and Kaetlynn Ayala is the president. LVARS renders aid with three Type III ambulances; EMS 1, 2, and 3, as well as a Fire Rehab Unit (Rehab 4). LVARS responds to roughly 2,000 requests for aid per year.
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 40.00 miles (64.37 km) of roadways, of which 32.24 miles (51.89 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.56 miles (7.34 km) by Bergen County and 3.20 miles (5.15 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
^Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey, p. 354. New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Company, 1900. Accessed November 12, 2015. "Lodi was named from a flourishing town of Italy founded by the Bois and colonized by the father of Pompeii the Great."
^Seasly, John. "Lodi names Emil Carafa mayor at borough's reorganization meeting", The Record (Bergen County), July 1, 2015. Accessed July 2, 2015. "The borough council appointed Emil Carafa Jr. as mayor and swore in newcomer Vincent Martin at its reorganization meeting Wednesday.... The council unanimously approved of Carafa's one-year appointment as mayor.... Borough Clerk Debra Ciliento announced the council members' certified election results: Bruce Masopust had 1,414 votes; Carafa had 1,346; Martin had 1,305; Patricia Licata had 1,250; and Laura Cima had 1,178."
^Clark, Susan Joy. "New councilman appointed in Lodi", Community News (Lodi Edition), January 28, 2016. Accessed June 19, 2016. "The Lodi Council has selected Albert DiChiara to fill a vacancy on the governing body.He will fill the seat of Bruce Masopust, who gave up his position when he was appointed as borough manager."
^Clark, Susan Joy. "Former Lodi councilman joining the governing body", Community News (Lodi edition), February 19, 2015. Accessed July 2, 2015. "Emil Carafa was appointed to the Lodi Council.Former Mayor Marc Schrieks stepped down from his position as mayor and from the council to take a job in Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco's office. The council voted Bruce Masopust to replace Schrieks as mayor."
^Clark, Susan Joy. "Nine looking to fill five seats on Lodi Council", Community News, May 5, 2011. Accessed December 19, 2011. "Schrieks has served three terms on the council. 'First and foremost, I'm humbled every year that the residents think enough of me to re-elect me three times. I think I'm the longest serving consecutive public servant in Lodi. I know I was the youngest serving mayor.'"
^Maglionico, Artie. "One Life in Lodi: Mayor Karen Viscana", Lodi Memorial Library, July 2007. Accessed July 8, 2008. "As a child growing up on Garden Street in Lodi, Karen Viscana remembers a warm, family oriented community where neighbors looked out for one another and the sights and sounds of youngsters at play echoed in every household. Karen, who recently became her Borough's first woman Mayor, has carried this same warmth and caring into adulthood."
^Biography, Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Accessed January 3, 2019. "Josh now lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey with Marla, his wife who was a federal prosecutor, and their two young children, Ellie and Ben."
^Johnson, Brent. "Meet your 3 new state lawmakers, New Jersey", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 25, 2018. Accessed July 3, 2018. "Swain, the former mayor of Fair Lawn, and Tully, the former council president in Bergenfield, will be district mates. They replace Joseph Lagana, who moved up to the state Senate last month when state Sen. Robert Gordon resigned to join the state Board of Public Utilities, and Tim Eustace, who resigned last month to take a job outside of state government."
^School Profile, Immaculate Conception High School (Lodi, New Jersey). Accessed November 12, 2016. "Immaculate Conception High School is a private Catholic Secondary School for young women in grades 9-12. The Felician Sisters founded and have sponsored ICHS since 1915. ICHS is Middle States Accredited and is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Newark and the National Catholic Education Association."
^ abcSpiewak, Anna. "Town ideal for first-time buyers", The Record (Bergen County), August 16, 2009. Accessed December 19, 2011. "The borough is home to the transmitter and towers for New York radio station WABC (AM), and to Felician College, The Franciscan College of New Jersey, on South Main Street. Some notable locations in Lodi that were used as locations on The Sopranos include the Party Box supply store, Lodi High School, Lodi Pizza and many private residences."
^Maglionico, Artie. The Brothers Maniaci: football greats Lodi History Highlights, Lodi Public Library, August 2008. Accessed May 13, 2016. "You can't reminisce about Lodi sports in the 30's without mentioning the town's most celebrated young athletes, the brothers Maniaci, Sam and Joe.... Both were stars at Hasbrouck Heights High School."
^ abFusilli, Jim. "Rocking From Brooklyn to Mali", The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2011. "Gorgeous Frankenstein's leader, guitarist and resident weightlifter, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, was also in the Misfits and hails from Lodi, as does Frankenstein's drummer, Dr. Chud."