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Dumont, New Jersey


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Dumont, New Jersey

Introduction to Dumont, New Jersey

Dumont, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Dumont has a population of 17,503.

Dumont History

Dumont was originally established as a part of the Borough of Schraalenburgh. It became a separate borough in 1894. Though it maintained the name Schraalenburgh for a few years, in 1898 it was named Dumont, honoring its first mayor Dumont Clarke. Dumont was originally spread over an area of 3 square miles, but strips of land were later ceded to a couple of its neighboring townships.

Dumont and nearby Attractions

  • The Old North Church
  • Bronx Zoo
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Glen Rock Arboretum

Things To Do In Dumont

There are many museums in and around the area which provide opportunities to learn about the local history and culture of the area. There are many parks in the region which serve as great places for relaxation as well as for participation in different recreational activities.

Dumont Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Dumont Higher Education

The area has numerous colleges and universities situated nearby, some of these are Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bergen Community College, Manhattan College, and Cuny Lehman College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Dumont Public Transportation Use
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Dumont Low Property Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Dumont Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Dumont Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dumont Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Dumont Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Dumont Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Dumont People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Dumont Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Dumont, New Jersey

Comparing Dumont 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
Compared
to State
Racial Diversity 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 4

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 8 7

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 4

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 10 8
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Dumont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07628
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.94
Longitude -73.997

Dumont 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 DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 9.5 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 11 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
Station SUFFERN
Distance 14.6 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
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Dumont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,503 100%
Male 8,416 48.1%
Female 9,087 51.9%
Under 18 4,264 24.4%
18+ 13,239 75.6%
65+ 2,702 15.4%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.24
White 14,663 83.8%
African-American 261 1.5%
Asian 1,918 11%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.1%
Other 339 1.9%
Mixed Race 304 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,463 8.4%

Estimated Dumont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,474
Growth -29
Growth % -0.2%

Dumont 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 23.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
Irish 20.5%
German 9.6%
US/American 3%
English 2.7%
Polish 2.1%
Greek 1.9%
Russian 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
Syrian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dumont 17,503 $73,880
Bergenfield 26,247 $71,187
Cresskill 7,746 $96,245
Haworth 3,390 $112,500
New Milford 16,400 $77,216
River Edge 10,946 $80,422
Tenafly 13,806 $111,029

Dumont Public Libraries

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Dixon Homestead Library
180 WASHINGTON AVE
Dumont, New Jersey
(201) 384-2030

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Dumont High Schools (2004)

DUMONT HIGH
101 NEW MILFORD AVE
201-387-3060
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 764 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Bergenfield, New Jersey 93.9   20.8% 13.5% 32.3% 32 $71,187 6.8% 37.1% 26,247 3.5% 9.9 0.2% 1
2. Maywood, New Jersey 92.1   24.9% 17.5% 31.2% 26 $73,419 6.5% 15.4% 9,523 3.3% 12 0.3% 0.2
3. Middlesex, New Jersey 92   21.7% 14.2% 23.4% 26 $70,343 6.7% 12.7% 13,717 3.6% 9.4 0.1% 1.2
4. River Edge, New Jersey 91.9   22.6% 17% 45.4% 33 $80,422 7.1% 15.9% 10,946 3.1% 10.7 0.3% 0.6
5. Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 91.7   26.2% 17% 29.9% 29 $75,032 5.8% 12.1% 11,662 4.2% 13.1 0.2% 0.3
6. Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 91.7   24.1% 13.4% 28.4% 27 $74,701 6.9% 7% 10,640 3.2% 13 0.2% 1.1
7. Bogota, New Jersey 91.1   21.7% 11.1% 28.4% 32 $69,841 6.5% 24.3% 8,249 4% 13.3 0.1% 1.9
8. Floral Park, New York 91.1   22.8% 15.6% 36.9% 37 $87,243 6.3% 6.4% 15,967 3.1% 4 0.3% 0.9
9. South River, New Jersey 90.9   23.3% 14.6% 20.9% 33 $62,869 6.6% 16.5% 15,322 4.9% 16.1 0.1% 1.7
10. New Providence, New Jersey 90.7   21.4% 15.3% 58.1% 31 $105,013 7.8% 10.2% 11,907 1.8% 8.4 0.2% 0.6
11. Scotch Plains, New Jersey 90.7   20.9% 14.1% 49.7% 35 $96,238 7.8% 21.1% 22,732 3% 11.2 0.2% 0.9
12. Metuchen, New Jersey 90   23.1% 14.9% 49.2% 34 $85,022 6.6% 15.6% 12,840 3.9% 16 0.2% 1.1
13. New Milford, New Jersey 89.5   28.8% 17.6% 32.4% 32 $77,216 6.4% 21.4% 16,400 3.4% 8.4 0.2% 0.4
14. Teaneck, New Jersey 89.3   21.2% 14.2% 47.9% 34 $84,791 6.4% 43.8% 39,260 4.2% 19 0.3% 1.9
15. Leonia, New Jersey 89.2   22.1% 13.7% 49.9% 36 $84,591 5.8% 34.3% 8,914 6.5% 10.3 0.2% 1.4
16. Sayreville, New Jersey 88.9   22.3% 12.4% 25% 36 $66,266 6.7% 23.5% 40,377 4.7% 18 0.1% 2.1
17. Milton, Massachusetts 88.5   21.3% 16.2% 52.2% 31 $94,359 6.3% 14.6% 26,062 2.8% 9 0.2% 0.7
18. Hillsdale, New Jersey 88.5   15.8% 14.8% 45.9% 32 $90,861 7.3% 7.6% 10,087 3.3% 5.8 0.1% 0.9
19. Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 88.3   26.1% 17% 27.7% 27 $72,500 6.1% 9% 7,644 1.6% 7.1 0.2% 0.7
20. San Carlos, California 88.1   25.4% 14.3% 49.8% 27 $103,971 7% 15.5% 27,718 2.7% 21.4 0.3% 0.9
21. Cranford, New Jersey 88.1   22% 17.9% 43% 31 $86,624 6.5% 6.3% 22,578 2.5% 11.5 0.3% 0.4
22. Lincoln Park, New Jersey 87   26.7% 14.8% 32.9% 28 $77,307 5.8% 9.9% 10,930 2.8% 8.7 0.2% 0.4
23. Madison, New Jersey 86.8   25.6% 13% 56.8% 28 $101,798 5.9% 10.3% 16,530 3.4% 8.2 0.3% 0.5
24. Hawthorne, New Jersey 86.7   26.4% 15.5% 25.6% 25 $65,451 6.3% 6.2% 18,218 3.4% 14.1 0.3% 0.6
25. Wanaque, New Jersey 86.7   16.7% 12% 22.3% 30 $71,127 6.7% 9.3% 10,266 3.3% 13.2 0.1% 1.3
26. East Brunswick, New Jersey 86.4   17.2% 11.6% 47.1% 38 $86,863 5.9% 22.4% 46,756 2.8% 17.8 0.1% 0.8
27. Pelham, New York 86.4   21.2% 12% 54.9% 37 $95,929 7.3% 16.8% 6,400 3.3% 20.9 0.2% 2.2
28. Natick, Massachusetts 86.2   28.2% 14.3% 52.5% 31 $85,715 7.4% 8% 32,170 2.8% 22.4 0.2% 1.2
29. Roselle Park, New Jersey 86.1   28.1% 12.7% 25.6% 27 $63,403 5.9% 19.1% 13,281 4.3% 16.3 0.3% 1.8
30. Waldwick, New Jersey 86.1   18.7% 15.2% 36.7% 28 $82,208 7.6% 7.3% 9,622 2.1% 7.7 0.2% 0.5
31. Cresskill, New Jersey 86   15.7% 16.9% 50.1% 36 $96,245 6.8% 21.9% 7,746 3% 12.8 0.3% 0.5
32. Butler, New Jersey 85.7   24.2% 13.2% 24.1% 27 $66,199 6.3% 5.1% 7,420 5% 16.7 0.1% 1.6
33. Emerson, New Jersey 85.7   14.4% 18.8% 40.3% 32 $80,468 6.9% 10.4% 7,197 2.4% 6.1 0.1% 0.6
34. Ramsey, New Jersey 85.5   22.6% 11.2% 54.5% 30 $104,036 7.6% 8.4% 14,351 1.9% 13 0.3% 1.1
35. Malverne, New York 85.4   15.3% 15.6% 36.7% 36 $87,197 6.5% 8% 8,934 1.6% 3.3 0.2% 0.9
36. South San Francisco, California 85.3   19.8% 12.6% 25.2% 28 $66,598 6.5% 56% 60,552 5.2% 23.7 0.3% 2
37. Walpole, Massachusetts 85.2   22.6% 14.4% 39.8% 32 $84,458 6.8% 4.6% 22,824 2.2% 11.4 0.3% 0.9
38. Florence, New Jersey 85.1   24.8% 11.9% 19.9% 28 $67,412 6.1% 14.5% 10,746 6.1% 13.1 0.3% 2.3
39. South Plainfield, New Jersey 85.1   15.3% 14.1% 24% 27 $72,745 6.2% 22.3% 21,810 3.4% 19.4 0.2% 2.2
40. Oradell, New Jersey 85   15.5% 16.6% 51.8% 35 $102,842 6.3% 9.9% 8,047 2.4% 8.3 0.3% 0.4
41. Spotswood, New Jersey 84.6   26.3% 17.4% 18.1% 34 $73,062 6% 6.2% 7,880 4.3% 11.3 0.2% 1.7
42. Closter, New Jersey 84.5   14% 13.1% 49.9% 36 $94,543 6.5% 24.7% 8,383 2.7% 7.5 0.3% 0.5
43. Green Brook, New Jersey 84.5   15.9% 15.6% 39.7% 33 $87,744 6.6% 11.6% 5,654 2.4% 22.3 0.3% 1.2
44. Livingston, New Jersey 84.4   13% 15.4% 57.7% 32 $108,049 7% 17.4% 27,391 1.8% 18.6 0.3% 1.2
45. Holbrook, Massachusetts 84.2   24.7% 16.1% 18.2% 31 $62,532 6% 8.1% 10,785 6.4% 20.8 0.2% 2.2
46. West Caldwell, New Jersey 84.1   19.1% 19.1% 48.1% 28 $94,379 7.2% 6.2% 11,233 2.1% 9.3 0.2% 0.5
47. Methuen, Massachusetts 83.6   25.3% 15.3% 23% 26 $59,831 6.3% 10.6% 43,789 7.4% 18.9 0.2% 1.2
48. Maynard, Massachusetts 83.5   28.6% 12.2% 38.2% 30 $71,875 7.1% 5.4% 10,433 5.6% 2.7 0.2% 0.3
49. Parsippany, New Jersey 83.5   27% 11.2% 43% 27 $81,041 6.1% 25.7% 50,649 3.9% 16.4 0.3% 0.7
50. Belmont, California 83.4   27.2% 13.2% 51.7% 29 $95,722 6% 24.8% 25,123 4% 22.8 0.2% 0.8
51. Bridgewater, New Jersey 83   19.3% 12.7% 49.9% 31 $99,832 7.7% 14.9% 42,940 2.1% 14.8 0.3% 0.4
52. Hazlet, New Jersey 83   17.2% 13.5% 19.2% 38 $71,361 6.5% 6.8% 21,378 3.4% 12.3 0.3% 0.4
53. Old Tappan, New Jersey 81.9   12.2% 14.6% 49.4% 35 $106,772 6.3% 17.3% 5,482 1.8% 5.5 0.3% 0.4
54. West Deptford, New Jersey 81.8   27.3% 12.2% 21.7% 25 $64,477 5.9% 7.7% 19,368 5.3% 22.7 0.2% 1.6
55. East Hanover, New Jersey 81.6   13.5% 14.6% 33.4% 26 $88,348 6.3% 12.9% 11,393 1.7% 17.9 0.2% 0.7
56. Rockland, Massachusetts 81.5   24.7% 12.9% 18.2% 30 $60,088 7.3% 5.2% 17,670 6.8% 18.6 0.3% 1.8
57. Dyer, Indiana 80.6   16% 12.1% 25.4% 33 $68,716 6.2% 4.6% 13,895 3.4% 18.4 0.1% 1
58. Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 80.6   10.6% 13.4% 58.3% 34 $133,925 7.1% 6.2% 5,745 1.5% 7.7 0.2% 0.5
59. Naugatuck, Connecticut 80   24.9% 11.7% 19% 27 $59,216 6.9% 8.2% 30,989 6.4% 17.7 0.2% 1
60. Ellisville, Missouri 79.2   20% 14.6% 37.9% 28 $74,375 6.8% 4.9% 9,104 3.5% 8.8 0.2% 0.7
61. Holmdel, New Jersey 79.2   11% 12.2% 54.8% 37 $122,785 5.8% 19.8% 15,781 3.4% 14.2 0.3% 0.8
62. Ballwin, Missouri 78.9   21.3% 12.1% 46.7% 28 $77,021 7.3% 6.6% 31,283 3.2% 7.8 0.2% 0.6
63. East Greenwich, New Jersey 78   17.4% 14.9% 23.9% 28 $74,455 5.7% 5.3% 5,430 3.9% 14.2 0.3% 1.1
64. Twinsburg, Ohio 77.8   25.3% 11.2% 38.5% 27 $72,634 8% 13.1% 17,006 2.1% 11.2 0.3% 1.1
65. Sterling Heights, Michigan 77.4   24.1% 11.8% 23% 27 $70,140 6.2% 9.3% 124,471 5.2% 23 0.3% 1.9
66. Brandon, Mississippi 75.9   24% 11.5% 34.4% 25 $63,098 6.7% 13.4% 16,436 6% 19.3 0.1% 0.7
67. Scappoose, Oregon 71.8   23.8% 11.5% 19.6% 27 $55,616 7.5% 5.8% 4,976 6.1% 24.5 0.2% 0.4
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