Introduction to Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 5 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Pompton Lakes has a population of 10,640.

Pompton Lakes History

Pompton Lakes was originally a part of the Pompton Township. It was officially incorporated as a borough in February, 1895. Pompton Lakes was the first borough to be created in Passaic County. The area was hit by a great flood in 1903, and hundreds of houses where submerged under water and thousands of people lost their jobs.

Pompton Lakes and nearby Attractions

  • Battleship Maine Memorial
  • Silas Condict Park
  • Ramapo Mountain State Forest
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • American Labor Museum
  • High Mountain Golf Club

Things To Do In Pompton Lakes

The best feature of Pompton Lakes are the three rivers in the town, Wanaque, Ramapo and Pequannock, that flow through it. These rivers are spots of recreational activities throughout the year. The borough’s playgrounds, athletic fields, and municipal parks witness competitive and recreational sports events throughout the year. The downtown area has outlets for shopping and dining.

Pompton Lakes Transportation

The Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

Pompton Lakes Higher Education

The Passaic County Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and William Paterson University are nearby.


Total Population 11,179
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,170
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $42,405
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,125


Median Family Income $104,482
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%


People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,367
Median House Value $296,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 1.1%
English 6%
Irish 20.1%

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

Pompton Lakes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07442
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.005
Longitude -74.291

Pompton Lakes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Distance 10.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pompton Lakes, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pompton Falls (07442)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 7,933 $93,053
Butler 7,659 $106,875
Oakland 13,003 $121,671
Pequannock 15,550 $111,359
Riverdale 4,154 $104,975
Wanaque 11,617 $94,112

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

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