Introduction to Carlstadt, New Jersey

Carlstadt, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles SE of Passaic, New Jersey and 8 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. There are 5,917 residents in the town.

Carlstadt History

An Act of the New Jersey Legislature declared Carlstadt as a village within Lodi Township on March 12, 1860. It was formally incorporated as a borough in Bergen County on June 27, 1894. Germans were the first permanent European settlers in the region. It was named in honor of the leader of the early settlers, Dr. Carl Klein.

Carlstadt and nearby Attractions

  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Hackensack Meadowlands Conservation And Wildlife Area
  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace
  • Gotham Industrial Park
  • American Folk Art Museum

Things To Do In Carlstadt

The Hackensack Meadowlands Conservation and Wildlife Area, and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary are popular attractions near Carlstadt. The Bergen County Zoological Park and the Bronx Zoo are each accessible from Carlstadt as well. Local museums include the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, the Museum of American Financial History and the New Jersey Naval Museum.

Carlstadt Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Carlstadt Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Hudson County Community College and Saint Peter's College.


Total Population 6,225
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,253
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $46,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $39,757
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,125


Median Family Income $72,049
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 14.4%


People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,238
Median House Value $389,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.7%
US/American 0.4%
English 1.1%
Irish 13.5%

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

Carlstadt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07072
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.84
Longitude -74.091

Carlstadt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Rutherford 9,076 $103,011
Hasbrouck Heights 12,100 $100,423
Lyndhurst 21,318 $90,344
Passaic 70,618 $35,791
Rutherford 18,434 $103,166
Wallington 11,584 $64,258

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

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