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Overview

Introduction to Norwood, New Jersey

Norwood, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 17 miles N of New York, New York. About 5,751 people live in Norwood.

Norwood History

Norwood was originally home to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. During the 1670s, many Dutch settlers arrived in the area. Norwood was once part of the township of Harrington, which was formed in 1775. It became independent on March 14, 1905. Some of the notable residents of Norwood were soap opera actress Colleen Broomall, poet and author Frank Messina, and former Major League Baseball player Gene Michael.

Norwood and nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In Norwood

Norwood’s forests are home to wildlife like deer, wild turkey, turtles, rabbits and coyotes. Local museums include the Orangetown Museum & Archives, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Dyckman House Museum and Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Historic sites include the DeWint House, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Palisades Interstate Park, Tallman Mountain State Park, Pascack Brook County Park, and Van Saun Park are the local parks.

Norwood Transportation

Newark International is accessible from Norwood.

Norwood Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include SUNY Westchester Community College, Dominican College of Blauvelt, College of New Rochelle, Saint Thomas Aquinas College and New York University.

People

Total Population 5,823
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,750
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,327
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,677
Median House Value $576,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.2%
Irish 11.4%

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

Norwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07648
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.998
Longitude -73.962

Norwood 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 6.7 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 14.9 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 ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 20.3 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
Closter 8,582 $131,042
Harrington Park 4,764 $145,417
Northvale 4,763 $107,411
Old Tappan 5,922 $147,262
River Vale 9,883 $159,479
Rockleigh 576 $138,750

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

Norwood Public Libraries

Library
Norwood Public Library
198 SUMMIT STREET
Norwood, New Jersey
(201) 768-9555

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