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Overview

Introduction to River Edge, New Jersey

River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 13 miles N of New York, New York. It's part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

River Edge History

River Edge was originally known as Riverside. It was officially incorporated as the Borough of Riverside in June 1894. It was formed from portions of land taken from Midland Township. In December of 1930, its name was changed to River Edge.

River Edge and nearby Attractions

  • New Bridge Landing
  • Campbell-Christie House
  • Steuben House
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science

Things To Do In River Edge

The borough has several parks with gardens, picnic areas and facilities for various sports like tennis, baseball, basketball and softball. There are playgrounds for kids as well. River Edge also has a local swim club.

River Edge Transportation

The La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.

River Edge Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities include Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Yeshiva University and Manhattan College.

People

Total Population 11,566
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,962
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.6%
Median Earnings25+ $57,859
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $42,379
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,083

Wealth

Median Family Income $131,490
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 18.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,440
Median House Value $460,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0.7%
English 4.2%
Irish 17.8%

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

River Edge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07661
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.928
Longitude -74.04

River Edge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 10.6 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10.8 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
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 13.1 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
Bergenfield 27,339 $93,589
Dumont 17,820 $110,162
Maywood 9,694 $94,402
New Milford 16,640 $102,086
Oradell 8,146 $154,375
Paramus 26,760 $118,960

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

River Edge Public Libraries

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River Edge Free Public Library
ELM & TENNEY AVENUES
River Edge, New Jersey
(201) 261-1663

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