Introduction to Glen Rock, New Jersey

Glen Rock, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 15 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Bergen - Passaic area. There are 11,546 residents in Glen Rock.

Glen Rock History

Glen Rock was incorporated on September 14, 1894. It was named after a large rock that formed at the center of the town. Until 1894, Glen Rock was a part of the Saddle River and Ridgewood Townships.

Glen Rock and nearby Attractions

  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • New Jersey Children's Museum
  • American Labor Museum
  • Saddle River County Park
  • Van Saun Park
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Things To Do In Glen Rock

There are four local parks at Glen Rock that offer a number of recreational facilities. The Glen Rock Arboretum includes a spring fed pond with fountain, a bird sanctuary and an antique Gazebo. You can also visit the Van Saun County Park with your kids.

Glen Rock Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Glen Rock Higher Education

Bergen Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Passaic County Community College and William Paterson University of New Jersey provide higher educational facilities to the residents of Glen Rock.


Total Population 11,859
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,675
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 66.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.6%
Median Earnings25+ $79,773
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,463


Median Family Income $172,330
% Above Poverty Level 98%
% Below Poverty Level 2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 15.6%


People Living Alone 10.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,557
Median House Value $601,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0.6%
English 6.3%
Irish 22.9%

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

Glen Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07452
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.962
Longitude -74.144

Glen Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.2 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
Distance 10.6 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
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fair Lawn 33,164 $111,367
Hawthorne 18,989 $102,687
Midland Park 7,269 $120,045
North Haledon 8,507 $110,139
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Ridgewood 25,370 $176,673

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

Glen Rock Public Libraries

Glen Rock Public Library
Glen Rock, New Jersey
(201) 670-3970
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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