Introduction to Rochelle Park, New Jersey

Rochelle Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 12 miles NW of New York, New York. The town’s population is 5,528.

Rochelle Park History

Rochelle Park traces its history to the sub-tribe, Minsi of the wolf totem, who were the early inhabitants of the area known as Hackensack. Rochelle Park was originally incorporated as the Township of Midland on March 7, 1871. On November 5, 1929, the area was reincorporated as Rochelle Park, named after the city of La Rochelle in France..

Rochelle Park and nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Brookdale Park
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Campgaw Mountain
  • Belmont Park race track

Things To Do In Rochelle Park

The American Labor Museum, the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, and the Meadowlands Museum are some of the local museums. Local parks and recreational areas include Brookdale Park, Pascack Brook County Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park. The Belmont Park race track, the Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are all accessible from Rochelle as well.

Rochelle Park Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Rochelle Park Higher Education

Bergen Community College, Felician College, Bloomfield College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and William Paterson University are located near Rochelle Park.


Total Population 5,624
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,870
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $74,607
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 8%


People Living Alone 20.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,350
Median House Value $352,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.7%
US/American 2.4%
English 4.5%
Irish 13.7%

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

Rochelle Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07662
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.907
Longitude -74.075

Rochelle 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 8.4 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 10.3 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 14 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmwood Park 19,959 $80,154
Hackensack 44,035 $67,256
Lodi 24,590 $56,475
Maywood 9,694 $94,402
River Edge 11,566 $131,490
Saddle Brook 13,954 $94,047

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

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