Introduction to Oradell, New Jersey

Oradell, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 7 miles E of Paterson, New Jersey and 15 miles N of New York, New York. There are an estimated 8,047 people in the town.

Oradell History

Originally established as the Borough of Delford, the city of Oradell was formed by incorporating portions from Palisades, Midland and Harrington. In November of 1920, the borough’s name was changed to Oradell. Bergen County was founded in 1683.

Oradell and nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Ridge Road County Park
  • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Turtle Back Zoo

Things To Do In Oradell

The New Milford Plant, a water filtration and pumping plant owned by the Hackensack Water Company, was located on the artificially created Van Buskirk Island. This is one of the historic sites frequented by a number of visitors. Local museums include the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, and the New Jersey Naval Museum.

Oradell Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Oradell Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bergen Community College, Boricua College and Marymount College.


Total Population 8,146
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,631
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 65%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $154,375
% Above Poverty Level 99.4%
% Below Poverty Level 0.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 14.6%


People Living Alone 14.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,339
Median House Value $549,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
US/American 6.1%
English 5.2%
Irish 21.4%

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

Oradell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07649
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.958
Longitude -74.037

Oradell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11 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 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dumont 17,820 $110,162
Emerson 7,616 $112,201
New Milford 16,640 $102,086
Paramus 26,760 $118,960
River Edge 11,566 $131,490
Westwood 11,140 $107,792

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

Oradell Public Libraries

Oradell Public Library
Oradell, New Jersey
(201) 262-2613
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Oradell High Schools

Serves 886 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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