Introduction to Montvale, New Jersey

Montvale, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 10 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center) and 21 miles N of New York, New York. The town is home to some 7,034 residents.

Montvale History

The community of Montvale was officially incorporated on August 31st, 1894. It was created from parts of Washington Township and Orvil Township. A part of Orvil Township was acquired by Montvale, on February 15th, 1896, and in 1906, more portions of Washington and Orvil Townships were added to Montvale. Parts of Montvale were passed to River Vale on May 20th, 1959. Territories were exchanged between Upper Saddle River and Montvale on December 9th and December 14th.

Montvale and Nearby Attractions

  • Edison National Historic Site
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Rockefeller Center
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Tallman Mountain State Park
  • Central Park Zoo

Things To Do In Montvale

The museums in the area, including American Museum of Natural History, Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, New Jersey Children's Museum, Pascack Historical Society Museum and Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum have historical artifacts on display. There are several parks located nearby such as Edgemont Memorial Park, Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Tallman Mountain State Park, Saxon Woods Park and Old Troy County Park, all of which offer provisions for various types of recreational activities.

Montvale Transportation

Air transportation is available from Teterboro Airport.

Montvale Higher Education

Nearby colleges are Bergen Community College, Manhattan College and Rockland College.


Total Population 8,199
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,669
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $119,663
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.6%


People Living Alone 18.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,691
Median House Value $587,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0.9%
English 3.4%
Irish 18.1%

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

Montvale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07645
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.046
Longitude -74.023

Montvale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.2 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 10.4 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
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillsdale 10,452 $126,250
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/.

Montvale Public Libraries

Montvale Free Public Library
Montvale, New Jersey
(201) 391-5090
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Montvale High Schools

Serves 625 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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