Introduction to Little Falls, New Jersey

Little Falls, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 2 miles W of Clifton, New Jersey and 9 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area. About 10,855 people live in Little Falls.

Little Falls History

The history of Little Falls can be traced back as far as 1711, when the first permanent settlers arrived here. Its name was influenced by the Passaic river waterfalls. Little Falls was created on sections of land which were a part of the Acquackanonk Township. It was officially incorporated in April of 1868.

Little Falls and nearby Attractions

  • New York
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Lambert Castle Museum
  • Edgemont Memorial Park

Things To Do In Little Falls

New York lies just 15 miles away and offers opportunities for a multitude of interesting activities. The Passaic River waterfall is a popular recreational spot. One can also visit the local parks which provide facilities for various outdoor activities.

Little Falls Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

Little Falls Higher Education

Montclair State University, Passaic County Community College and William Paterson University of New Jersey are nearby.


Total Population 14,551
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,981
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $89,940
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,235
Median House Value $378,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 4%
Irish 12.6%

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

Little Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Clifton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07424
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -74.208

Little Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.6 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
Distance 4.6 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 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Great Notch (07424)

Singac (07424)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Grove 12,529 $128,092
Clifton 85,552 $80,705
North Caldwell 6,415 $201,250
Totowa 10,931 $101,645
Verona 13,489 $135,350

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

Little Falls Public Libraries

Little Falls Public Library
Little Falls, New Jersey
(973) 256-2784

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Little Falls High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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