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Overview

Introduction to Butler, New Jersey

Butler, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 6 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 20 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey.

Butler History

This area was originally known as West Bloomingdale. In the mid 1800s, the Pequannock Valley Paper Company and the Newbrough Hard Rubber Company started their operations in this area. These two manufacturing entities had a significant impact on the economic development of the region. In 1881, the community was renamed Butler after Richard Butler, an entrepreneur and owner of the Hard Rubber Company. Over time, a post office and a larger railroad station were constructed in the area. Butler was officially incorporated on March 13, 1901.

Butler and nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Empire State Building
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Butler

The American Labor Museum and the Lambert Castle Museum house exhibits reflecting the historical and cultural background of the region. Ringwood Manor, which was once to a number of ironmasters, now includes collections of period furniture and paintings. The Van Riper-Hopper House is also accessible from Butler. Darlington County Park has two lakes and beaches, and also offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, volleyball, tennis and handball. Ringwood State Park, spread across 5,237 acres, features manor houses, botanical gardens, nature trails,and picnic areas.

Butler Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.

Butler Higher Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Passaic County Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 7,659
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,483
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,875
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,214
Median House Value $339,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 25.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Butler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Morris
Standard Zip Codes 07405
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.003
Longitude -74.341

Butler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 4.4 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
Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 10.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Butler, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fayson Lake (07405)

Fayson Lakes (07405)

High Crest (07405)

Lindy Lake (07405)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 7,933 $93,053
Kinnelon 10,372 $152,188
Oakland 13,003 $121,671
Pompton Lakes 11,179 $104,482
Riverdale 4,154 $104,975
Wanaque 11,617 $94,112

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Butler Public Libraries

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ONE ACE ROAD
Butler, New Jersey
(973) 838-3262

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