Introduction to Mahwah, New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 11 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 24 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Mahwah has a population of 24,062.

Mahwah History

The original inhabitants of Mahwah were the Ramapough Mountain Indians. The area was originally a part of Franklin Township. On April 9, 1849, it was separated from Franklin Township to form the township of Hohokus. On November 7, 1944 it was reincorporated as the Township of Mahwah. From 1955 to 1982 there was an assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah.

Mahwah and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Darlington County Park
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • Saddle River County Park
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Mahwah

Mahwah offers scenic picnic areas, walking paths and a number of parks and playgrounds. Mahwah also includes several restaurants and shopping areas. In addition, the township organizes the Mahwah Day every year at the Commodore Perry Field.

Mahwah Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Mahwah Higher Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College and Sunbridge College offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 26,368
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,579
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.2%
Median Earnings25+ $60,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,246


Median Family Income $129,446
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.5%


People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $1,815
Median House Value $452,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.2%
Irish 20%

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

Mahwah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07430, 07495
Company Zip Codes 07498
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.088
Longitude -74.144

Mahwah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2 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
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Distance 17.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allendale 6,717 $153,333
Franklin Lakes 10,799 $174,444
Ramsey 14,889 $160,386
Ringwood 12,387 $115,140
Saddle River 3,229 $138,542
Upper Saddle River 8,335 $188,906

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

Mahwah Public Libraries

Mahwah Free Public Library
Mahwah, New Jersey
(201) 529-2972
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Mahwah High Schools

Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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