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.


Total Population 17,706
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,209
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.8%
Median Earnings25+ $54,322
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,855


Median Family Income $112,159
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 8.9%


People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,205
Median House Value $364,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0.8%
English 2.5%
Irish 20.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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


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

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
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
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bergenfield 27,157 $91,988
Cresskill 8,669 $120,139
Haworth 3,419 $166,369
New Milford 16,524 $97,639
River Edge 11,483 $130,972
Tenafly 14,672 $170,163

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dumont Public Libraries

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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