Introduction to Palisades Park, New Jersey

Palisades Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey and 7 miles N of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Palisades Park has a population of 17,073.

Palisades Park History

The town of Palisades Park was incorporated on March 22, 1899. It was initially a part of the Ridgefield Township. A portion of this town’s area was taken in April 1909 by the Fort Lee borough. The total population of this town is over 19,000.

Palisades Park and nearby Attractions

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Empire State Building
  • Times Square
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Palisades Park

Travelers to Palisades Park can visit the famous sights and attractions of nearby New York City. Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are all easily accessible. Also close by are the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the historical buildings of Ellis Island.

Palisades Park Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Palisades Park Higher Education

Residents of Palisades Park can pursue higher educational opportunities at the Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Cuny City College, Columbia University - New York, the Barnard College, and Yeshiva University.


Total Population 20,364
Male Share of the Population 52.6%
Female Share of the Population 47.4%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 10,962
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,863
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,067
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,774


Median Family Income $73,622
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.1%
% Using Public Transportation 17.4%


People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,388
Median House Value $513,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.8%
US/American 1.1%
English 0.9%
Irish 2.4%

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

Palisades Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07650
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.848
Longitude -73.998

Palisades Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.8 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
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cliffside Park 24,493 $71,754
Edgewater 11,935 $120,526
Fort Lee 36,251 $90,844
Leonia 9,129 $99,861
Ridgefield 11,256 $79,818
Ridgefield Park 12,969 $75,461

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

Palisades Park Public Libraries

Palisades Park Free Public Library
Palisades Park, New Jersey
(201) 585-4150
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Palisades Park High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 615 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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Historic Palisades Park


British cruiser Inflexible. c1909
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