Introduction to Ringwood, New Jersey

Ringwood, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 13 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 26 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. Ringwood has a population of 12,396.

Ringwood History

Ringwood was originally inhabited by the Ramapough and Lenape Native Americans. Iron was discovered in Ringwood during the early 18th Century. In 1742, a blast furnace was built in Ringwood by the Ogden family. Until the Great Depression, Ringwood was famous for its iron mining. On February 23, 1918, Ringwood was incorporated as a borough.

Ringwood and nearby Attractions

  • Ringwood State Park
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Things To Do In Ringwood

Ringwood offers a number of outdoor and indoor activities for its visitors and residents. The parks and the nearby mountain reservations offer the beauty of several scenic landscapes. There are many museums and historical sites in the area.

Ringwood Transportation

The nearest airport is Teterboro Airport.

Ringwood Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and other colleges.


Total Population 12,387
Male Share of the Population 52.8%
Female Share of the Population 47.2%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,416
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 61.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $115,140
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 13.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,817
Median House Value $356,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 13.1%
Irish 22.2%

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

Ringwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07456
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.113
Longitude -74.245

Ringwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5 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 10.5 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 19.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cupsaw Lake (07456)

Erskine (07456)

Erskine Lakes (07456)

Skyline Lakes (07456)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin Lakes 10,799 $174,444
Mahwah 26,368 $129,446
Oakland 13,003 $121,671
Ramsey 14,889 $160,386
Wanaque 11,617 $94,112
West Milford 26,610 $109,530

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

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