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. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, River Edge is home to some 10,946 residents.

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.


Total Population 11,483
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,890
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.5%
Median Earnings25+ $61,398
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,298


Median Family Income $130,972
% Above Poverty Level 98.8%
% Below Poverty Level 1.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 17.5%


People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,404
Median House Value $455,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.4%
US/American 0.5%
English 4.5%
Irish 19.3%

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


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

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
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
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 27,157 $91,988
Dumont 17,706 $112,159
Maywood 9,651 $98,250
New Milford 16,524 $97,639
Oradell 8,080 $155,086
Paramus 26,612 $114,250

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River Edge Free Public Library
River Edge, New Jersey
(201) 261-1663

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