Introduction to Totowa, New Jersey

Totowa, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 2 miles SW of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 11 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Totowa History

The area now known as Totowa was originally purchased as a tract of land by George Willocks, who named it "Willocks Patent." He sold it to Anthony Brockholls and the Van Houtens. It was renamed "Totowa's Patent." Some say that the name "Totowa" is derived from an Indian term which is alternately translated as "where you begin," "between a river and a mountain," and "to dive and disappear." The brothers Joseph and Robert Boyle were instrumental in creating the borough of Totowa which was officially incorporated on March 15th, 1898. It was formed from parts of Wayne Township and Manchester Township.

Totowa and Nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Lambert Castle Museum

Things To Do In Totowa

Lambert Castle Museum features historical artifacts displayed in a 19th century castle. The American Labor Museum is housed in the former home of a silk mill worker, Pietro Botto. Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Van Riper-Hopper House, Israel Crane House, Hamilton House Museum, and Paterson Museum are also located nearby. Passaic County Golf Course, and Blue Course provide opportunities for playing golf. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking at the Saddle River County Park, Edgemont Memorial Park, Brookdale Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park. Among other popular destinations within 10 miles of Totowa are Glen Rock Arboretum, Bergen County Zoological Park, Eagle Rock Reservation, and Turtle Back Zoo.

Totowa Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is the closest major airport.

Totowa Higher Education

Colleges close to Totowa are Passaic County Community College, Montclair State University, and Seton Hall University.


Total Population 10,931
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 4,812
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $101,645
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%


People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $1,466
Median House Value $378,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.4%
Irish 10.1%

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

Totowa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07512
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07511
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.905
Longitude -74.21

Totowa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.9 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 6.3 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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Totowa Boro (07512)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Haledon 8,412 $69,680
Little Falls 14,551 $89,940
North Haledon 8,507 $110,139
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Prospect Park 5,924 $57,246

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

Totowa Public Libraries

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Totowa, New Jersey
(973) 790-3265

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