Introduction to Little Ferry, New Jersey

Little Ferry, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles NW of North Bergen, New Jersey and 8 miles NW of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, Little Ferry is home to some 10,800 residents.

Little Ferry History

Little Ferry was initially a part of New Barbados. In 1825, it was included in Lodi Township when it was formed. It was incorporated as a borough in September 1894 and James Pickens was named the first mayor. Pickens also founded the first school of Little Ferry in 1875.

Little Ferry and nearby Attractions

  • Gethsemane Cemetery County Historic Site
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Overpeck County Golf Course
  • Glen Pointe Park

Things To Do In Little Ferry

Little Ferry was ranked by New Jersey Monthly as 35th among the best places to live in New Jersey in 2008. The area provides opportunities for many different kinds of activities as it has a number of excellently maintained parks and golf courses nearby. Moreover, the attractions of New York are also not very far away.

Little Ferry Transportation

Air transportation is available at La Guardia airport.

Little Ferry Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Cuny City College, Columbia University and Bergen Community College are some educational institutions which are close by.


Total Population 10,773
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,983
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $44,699
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $39,117
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,363


Median Family Income $80,581
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 18.4%


People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,309
Median House Value $343,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 0.9%
Irish 6.2%

Little Ferry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of North Bergen, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NW of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07643
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.852
Longitude -74.042

Little Ferry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.2 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
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 10.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bogota 8,277 $83,561
Hasbrouck Heights 11,989 $101,282
Moonachie 2,741 $76,500
Ridgefield 11,191 $80,246
Ridgefield Park 12,875 $78,516
South Hackensack 2,652 $70,789

Little Ferry Public Libraries

Little Ferry Free Public Library
Little Ferry, New Jersey
(201) 641-3721
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