Introduction to North Arlington, New Jersey

North Arlington, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles E of East Orange, New Jersey and 4 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. North Arlington contains a population of approximately 15,181.

North Arlington History

The area was earlier called "New Barbados neck." It was the site of the first real copper mine in the country. During the 18th and 19th centuries, copper mining was a major activity in this region. North Arlington is the place where the first working steam engine was built in North America. A man named John Schulyer imported the Newcomen steam engine from England so that he could pump out water from his copper mine.

North Arlington and nearby Attractions

  • Meadowlands Sports Complex
  • Bergen County Park South
  • Kearny Museum
  • Meadowlands Environment Center
  • Branch Brook Park
  • Brookdale Park

Things To Do In North Arlington

North Arlington is a residential community with a small town feel. There are small parks which provide opportunities for recreational activities. There are also many shopping areas at the Secaucus outlets and Ridge Road.

North Arlington Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Newark International Airport.

North Arlington Higher Education

One can obtain higher education from the New Jersey University Of Medicine And Dentistry, Rutgers University, Essex County College and Hudson County Community College.


Total Population 15,587
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,282
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $50,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,896


Median Family Income $85,858
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 12.1%


People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,249
Median House Value $358,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.3%
Irish 13.4%

North Arlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07031
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.788
Longitude -74.133

North Arlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.1 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 5.3 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 36,201 $78,226
Bloomfield 47,616 $84,746
Kearny 41,538 $67,461
Lyndhurst 21,207 $85,636
Nutley 28,551 $104,727
Rutherford 18,297 $100,982

North Arlington Public Libraries

North Arlington Public Library
North Arlington, New Jersey
(201) 955-5640
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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