Introduction to Cresskill, New Jersey

Cresskill, New Jersey, in Bergen County, is 3 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 14 miles N of New York, New York. The town has a population of 7,746.

Cresskill History

Cresskill was formed from parts of Palisades Township, which was established on March 22, 1871. Palisades Township was originally a part of the Hackensack Township. Cresskill was incorporated as a town on May 8, 1894, named because of the watercress plants that grew in the region.

Cresskill and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Bronx Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Camp Merritt Memorial County Historic Site
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Cresskill

The New Jersey Naval Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, the Old Stone House Museum, Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Hermitage, and the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic are some of the local museums and historical sites. In addition, the town offers easy access to popular destinations like the New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Belmont Park race track, the Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary.

Cresskill Transportation

LaGuardia Airport is nearby.

Cresskill Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Manhattan College, the College of Mount Saint Vincent and CUNY-Lehman College.


Total Population 8,729
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,653
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.8%
Median Earnings25+ $66,688
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,436
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,250


Median Family Income $124,104
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 8%


People Living Alone 18.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,834
Median House Value $557,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.5%
US/American 1.1%
English 4%
Irish 9%

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

Cresskill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07626
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.941
Longitude -73.959

Cresskill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 10.9 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 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpine 1,559 $114,750
Bergenfield 27,339 $93,589
Demarest 5,004 $175,300
Dumont 17,820 $110,162
Haworth 3,451 $169,013
Tenafly 14,788 $168,189

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

Cresskill Public Libraries

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Cresskill, New Jersey
(201) 567-3521

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Cresskill High Schools

Serves 671 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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