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Overview

Introduction to Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Fair Lawn, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles E of Paterson, New Jersey and 14 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 31,637 people lived in Fair Lawn.

Fair Lawn History

Fair Lawn was originally known as Slooterdam. Fair Lawn was named after the Estate of David Acker. Fair Lawn was incorporated on 6 March, 1924.

Fair Lawn and nearby Attractions

  • Cadmus House
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Bergen Museum
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Battery Park

Things To Do In Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn offers a number of recreational facilities both for its residents and visitors. One can enjoy leisure time at the local parks and historical sites. In addition, the town features a bowling alley, tennis courts, basketball courts, a golf course, restaurants and shopping areas.

Fair Lawn Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Fair Lawn Higher Education

Bergen Community College is nearby.

People

Total Population 33,164
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 16,930
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.5%
Median Earnings25+ $57,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,519
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,027

Wealth

Median Family Income $111,367
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 14.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,423
Median House Value $390,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.5%
Irish 10.1%

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

Fair Lawn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07410
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.94
Longitude -74.132

Fair Lawn 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 LITTLE FALLS
Distance 6.6 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
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 12.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fairlawn (07410)

Radburn (07410)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmwood Park 19,959 $80,154
Glen Rock 11,859 $172,330
Hawthorne 18,989 $102,687
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Prospect Park 5,924 $57,246
Ridgewood 25,370 $176,673

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

Fair Lawn Public Libraries

Library
Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library
10-01 FAIR LAWN AVENUE
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
(201) 796-3400
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Fair Lawn High Schools

FAIR LAWN HIGH
BERDAN AVE
201-794-5455
Serves 1,485 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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