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Overview

Introduction to Hillsdale, New Jersey

Hillsdale, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 8 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 18 miles N of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Hillsdale has a population of 10,087.

Hillsdale History

Hillsdale was originally a part of Washington Township until 1898. It was incorporated on March 25, 1898, as Hillsdale Township. Hillsdale was reincorporated on March 2, 1923, as a borough.

Hillsdale and nearby Attractions

  • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic

Things To Do In Hillsdale

The town organizes several recreational events and programs. You can enjoy boating and fishing on the Woodcliff Lake, a small portion of which lies within Hillsdale. Van Saun Park and Edward Hopper House Art Center are also nearby.

Hillsdale Transportation

Air transportation is available from Teterboro Airport.

Hillsdale Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey are all nearby.

People

Total Population 10,381
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,022
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 60.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.9%
Median Earnings25+ $60,253
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,359
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,707

Wealth

Median Family Income $130,160
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 10.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,153
Median House Value $509,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 1%
English 3.4%
Irish 23.7%

Hillsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07642, 07676
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.002
Longitude -74.04

Hillsdale 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 SUFFERN
Distance 9.7 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
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 10.8 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 15.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Township of Washington (07676)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Emerson 7,538 $119,500
Old Tappan 5,835 $149,632
Park Ridge 8,763 $125,966
River Vale 9,841 $155,173
Westwood 11,056 $114,915
Woodcliff Lake 5,785 $184,178

Hillsdale Public Libraries

Library
Hillsdale Free Public Library
509 HILLSDALE AVENUE
Hillsdale, New Jersey
(201) 358-5072
Library Web Site

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Hillsdale High Schools

PASCACK VALLEY HIGH
PIERMONT AVE
201-358-7060
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 979 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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