Moonachie, New Jersey

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Moonachie, New Jersey

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High Points

Moonachie strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Moonachie Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Moonachie Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Moonachie Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Moonachie Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Moonachie Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Moonachie People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Moonachie Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Moonachie Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Moonachie Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Moonachie, New Jersey

Comparing Moonachie to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 5
Well-Paid Single Women 10 5
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 5
Portion of People Married 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 6
Median Family Income 10 4
People Above Poverty 10 7
College Educated Adults 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 7
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 10
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 7
Affordability of Rents 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 6
Low Property Crime 4 2

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Moonachie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of North Bergen, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles NW of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07074
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.841
Longitude -74.045

Moonachie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 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 9.4 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
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Moonachie Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,754 100%
Male 1,355 49.2%
Female 1,399 50.8%
Under 18 575 20.9%
18+ 2,179 79.1%
65+ 422 15.3%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.27
White 2,359 85.7%
African-American 26 0.9%
Asian 183 6.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 81 2.9%
Mixed Race 102 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 349 12.7%

Estimated Moonachie Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,812
Growth 58
Growth % 2.1%

Moonachie Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 33.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
German 10.9%
Irish 8.9%
Polish 5%
English 3.9%
Dutch 2.9%
US/American 2.4%
Greek 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Russian 1%
Croatian 0.8%
Syrian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Albanian 0.7%
Egyptian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Maltese 0.2%
European 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Moonachie 2,754 $62,163
Carlstadt 5,917 $62,040
Hasbrouck Heights 11,662 $75,032
Little Ferry 10,800 $59,176
Ridgefield 10,830 $66,330
Ridgefield Park 12,873 $62,414
South Hackensack 2,249 $66,071
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. New Holland, Pennsylvania 81   26% 16.1% 18.9% 19 $50,758 5.5% 9.7% 5,092 5.2% 24.4 0.2% 1.6
2. Westville, New Jersey 79.9   31.7% 14.1% 8.9% 22 $49,005 5.6% 6.5% 4,500 8.7% 28.7 0.1% 1.6
3. Granite Quarry, North Carolina 77   24.6% 13.7% 18.5% 22 $48,750 6.1% 10.7% 2,175 7.8% 40.5 0.1% 1.4
4. Lordstown, Ohio 74.2   21.2% 11% 14.3% 19 $55,305 5.6% 4.2% 3,633 4.4% 17.3 0.1% 1.4
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