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Overview

Introduction to Saddle Brook, New Jersey

Saddle Brook, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 12 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Saddle Brook History

Saddle Brook was initially incorporated as Saddle River Township on March 20, 1716. On November 8, 1955 the name was officially changed to Saddle Brook. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, agriculture and small scale dairy farming were the chief occupations of the inhabitants of Saddle Brook. In the 1900s, the town saw a considerable change in both population and commercial growth, and now it is a thriving community.

Saddle Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science
  • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
  • Americus Cemetery
  • Pehle Brook
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Saddle Brook

Saddle Brook provides easy access to many nearby historical sites and museums. Among these are Edison National Historic Site, the Israel Crane House, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, the American Labor Museum and the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum. The Bergen County Zoological Park can make for a fun-filled outing with family and friends.

Saddle Brook Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Saddle Brook Higher Education

The institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Saddle Brook include the Bergen Community College, the Passaic County Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Montclair State University.

People

Total Population 13,954
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,759
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.1%
Median Earnings25+ $51,231
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,348
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,459

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,047
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,421
Median House Value $362,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 1.8%
Irish 13.7%

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

Saddle Brook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07663
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.898
Longitude -74.093

Saddle Brook 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 7.4 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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10.4 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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 13.2 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
Garfield 31,265 $52,356
Hasbrouck Heights 12,100 $100,423
Lodi 24,590 $56,475
Maywood 9,694 $94,402
Rochelle Park 5,624 $74,607

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

Saddle Brook Public Libraries

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Saddle Brook Free Public Library
340 MAYHILL STREET
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
(201) 843-3287
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Saddle Brook High Schools

SADDLE BROOK HIGH
MAYHILL ST
201-843-2880
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 740 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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