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.


Total Population 5,769
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,765
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 67.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50%
Median Earnings25+ $53,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,870


Median Family Income $100,893
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 10.8%


People Living Alone 13.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,562
Median House Value $616,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.3%
US/American 1.8%
English 3.4%
Irish 9.9%

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


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

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
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
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 8,519 $130,000
Harrington Park 4,736 $150,500
Northvale 4,725 $104,318
Old Tappan 5,835 $149,632
River Vale 9,841 $155,173
Rockleigh 508 $134,167

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(201) 768-9555

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