Allendale, New Jersey

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Allendale, New Jersey

Introduction to Allendale, New Jersey

Allendale, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 8 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 21 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. About 6,699 people live in Allendale.

Allendale History

The area now known as Allendale was a wilderness terriotry inhabited only by Native Indians until the 1700s. Gradually, a community was established, and named "Allendale" after a surveyor of the Erie Railroad, Col. William C. Allen. The region underwent considerable development and growth following the arrival of the Paterson & Ramapo Railroad in 1848. Allendale was formally established on November 8th, 1894, during the Boroughitis phenomenon which was sweeping through Bergen County. It was created from parts of the Orvil Township, the Hohokus Township, and the Franklin Township.

Allendale and Nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Crestwood Park
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Allendale

Allendale offers easy access to numerous museums and historical sites. The American Museum of Natural History has more than 40 permanent exhibition halls and research laboratories with over 32 million specimens. The American Folk Art Museum features 18th and 19th century paintings and sculptures as well as contemporary works of art. The Old Stone House Museum, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Schoolhouse Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Ringwood Manor, and the Van Riper-Hopper House are also close by. Allendale is home to the Celery Farm, a nature preserve with numerous animals and exotic birds including Pileated Woodpeckers, Bald Eagles, deer, rabbits, and turtles. Crestwood Park, located in the borough, includes a man-made lake, three beaches, a recreational barn, four tennis courts, and baseball, softball, lacrosse, and soccer fields. Among other popular attractions in the area are Bergen County Zoological Park, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, and the Glen Rock Arboretum.

Allendale Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Allendale Higher Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, and Passaic County Community College are among the colleges near Allendale.

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High Points

Allendale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Allendale People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Allendale Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Allendale Low Property Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Allendale Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Allendale College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Allendale Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Allendale Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Allendale Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Allendale Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Allendale, New Jersey

Comparing Allendale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Allendale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07401
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.041
Longitude -74.129

Allendale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 12.2 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 15 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
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Allendale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,699 100%
Male 3,245 48.4%
Female 3,454 51.6%
Under 18 2,036 30.4%
18+ 4,663 69.6%
65+ 945 14.1%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 3.33
White 6,195 92.5%
African-American 26 0.4%
Asian 408 6.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 31 0.5%
Mixed Race 35 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 170 2.5%

Estimated Allendale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,754
Growth 55
Growth % 0.8%

Allendale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 22.1%
Irish 18.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
German 9.7%
English 7.3%
Polish 4%
US/American 3.9%
Russian 3%
Armenian 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
Canadian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Austrian 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.2%
Swiss 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
European 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
British 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Egyptian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Bermudan 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Allendale 6,699 $113,390
Ramsey 14,351 $104,036
Saddle River 3,201 $152,169
Upper Saddle River 7,741 $132,401
Waldwick 9,622 $82,208
Woodcliff Lake 5,745 $133,925
Wyckoff 16,508 $117,864

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Serves 1,230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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