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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 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 10,452
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,837
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+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $126,250
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 12.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 17%
Median Gross Rent $1,453
Median House Value $511,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 1.1%
English 3.4%
Irish 25.7%

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

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 7,616 $112,201
Old Tappan 5,922 $147,262
Park Ridge 8,820 $128,382
River Vale 9,883 $159,479
Westwood 11,140 $107,792
Woodcliff Lake 5,818 $185,650

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

Hillsdale Public Libraries

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