Introduction to Haledon, New Jersey

Haledon, New Jersey is 0 miles NW of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 13 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Passaic County and has a population of 8,252.

Haledon History

The town of Haledon, which was incorporated on April 8th, 1908, was initially the Oldham district of the now-defunct Manchester Township. It was named after Haledon in England. During the time of the Red Scare, when the factory workers called for a strike in Paterson, the members of the labor movement held a meeting in the home of Pietro and Maria Botto. The Botto House was declared a national landmark in 1983. The County of Passaic was created on the February 7th, 1837 via inclusion of parts of Bergen and Essex Counties. The name Passaic originated from the Native American word meaning 'valley'.

Haledon and Nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Pietro and Maria Botto House
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion

Things To Do In Haledon

Popular museums near Haledon are the American Labor Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, and the Paterson Museum. Historical sites such as Abyssinian Baptist Church, Liberty Hall, and the Apollo Theater bear testimony to the areas rich heritage. There are also numerous parks near Haledon including Battery Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Blauvelt State Park. All the parks have large playgrounds, bike paths, hiking, trails, and picnic areas.

Haledon Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Haledon Higher Education

The colleges closest to Haledon include Bergen Community College, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State University.


Total Population 8,412
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,689
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,417
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,019
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,317


Median Family Income $69,680
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%


People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,282
Median House Value $257,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57%
US/American 0%
English 1.2%
Irish 6.2%

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

Haledon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles NW of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07508
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07538
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.935
Longitude -74.186

Haledon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.4 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 8.7 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
Distance 12.7 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
Fair Lawn 33,164 $111,367
Hawthorne 18,989 $102,687
North Haledon 8,507 $110,139
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Prospect Park 5,924 $57,246
Totowa 10,931 $101,645

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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