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Overview

Introduction to New Milford, New Jersey

New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. New Milford contains a population of approximately 16,400.

New Milford History

New Milford was initially a part of the Palisades Township, and was officially incorporated on March 11, 1922. The Palisades Township dissolved at the time of the creation of New Milford. When this town was formed, the population was only 860. Over the years, it has expanded to over 16,000. The town is named after another place in Pennsylvania called Milford.

New Milford and nearby Attractions

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • French Burial Ground
  • French Brook
  • Saint Matthew Church

Things To Do In New Milford

Visitors to New Milford can take a trip to the various historic sites in and around the town, like the Edison National Historic Site, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the American Labor Museum, and the New Jersey Historical Society Museum. The Bergen County Zoological Park is particularly entertaining for children. There is also the picturesque French Brook where one can spend a day out in nature in the company of family and friends.

New Milford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

New Milford Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Bergen Community College, Yeshiva University, the Manhattan College and the Cuny City College.

People

Total Population 16,640
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,383
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,086
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 10.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,219
Median House Value $384,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.3%
US/American 2.5%
English 2.5%
Irish 12.6%

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

New Milford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07646
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.935
Longitude -74.019

New Milford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 10.7 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10.8 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
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 17 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bergenfield 27,339 $93,589
Dumont 17,820 $110,162
Haworth 3,451 $169,013
Oradell 8,146 $154,375
River Edge 11,566 $131,490
Teaneck 40,569 $111,088

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

New Milford Public Libraries

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New Milford Public Library
200 DAHLIA AVENUE
New Milford, New Jersey
(201) 262-1221
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