Introduction to Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Lyndhurst, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles S of Passaic, New Jersey and 5 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, Lyndhurst is home to some 19,383 residents.

Lyndhurst History

Union Township was the original name of Lyndhurst when it was formed on February 19, 1852. It was then a part of the Harrison Township. On May 15, 1917, the area was officially incorporated as the Township of Lyndhurst. The town is said to be named after Lord Lyndhurst, who used to visit the area.

Lyndhurst and nearby Attractions

  • Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center
  • Kingsland Station
  • Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
  • New Zion Cemetery
  • Mary Ann Creek
  • Passaic River Park

Things To Do In Lyndhurst

There are quite a few places of interest in and around Lyndhurst like the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several of New York’s attractions are easily accessible from this town. These include Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and even the historical buildings at Ellis Island. Two beautiful creeks, the Mary Ann Creek and the Kingsland Creek run through this town.

Lyndhurst Transportation

La Guardia International is the closest major airport.

Lyndhurst Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are available at Hudson County Community College, Saint Peter's College, Rutgers University-Newark, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex County College and Montclair State University.


Total Population 21,318
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 10,164
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.3%
Median Earnings25+ $50,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,047
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,018


Median Family Income $90,344
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 12.5%


People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,202
Median House Value $367,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31%
US/American 0.4%
English 2.2%
Irish 14.1%

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

Lyndhurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07071
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.811
Longitude -74.124

Lyndhurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 6.9 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
Distance 8.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleville 36,178 $77,704
Carlstadt 6,225 $72,049
East Rutherford 9,076 $103,011
North Arlington 15,734 $86,018
Nutley 28,596 $104,828
Rutherford 18,434 $103,166

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

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