Introduction to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, in Bergen County, is 9 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 22 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town’s population is 7,741.

Upper Saddle River History

The first European settlers in this area were Dutch, arriving in the 1700s and establishing a number of mills along the Saddle River. Upper Saddle River was incorporated as a borough on November 22, 1894. It was formed from portions of Orvil Township and Hohokus Township. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the community was primarily rural. However, Upper Saddle River experienced significant growth during the mid 1900s due to the suburban growth of New Jersey.

Upper Saddle River and nearby Attractions

  • American Irish Historical Society
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Apollo Theater
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • American Labor Museum

Things To Do In Upper Saddle River

Various museums and historical sites are easily accessible from Upper Saddle River. These include the American Labor Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Bergenfield Museum, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the Van Riper-Hopper House. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Palisades Interstate Park and Ramapo Valley County Reservation offer facilities for fishing, boating, camping and various other activities. Darlington County Park features beaches, two lakes, volleyball, tennis and handball courts, and fishing, picnicking and swimming opportunities. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club.

Upper Saddle River Transportation

La Guardia Airport is the closest major airport.

Upper Saddle River Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Bergen Community College.


Total Population 8,335
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,598
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 68.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $188,906
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 11.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%


People Living Alone 11.8%
Median Gross Rent $2,603
Median House Value $882,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
US/American 4.5%
English 7.6%
Irish 19.8%

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

Upper Saddle River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07458
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.058
Longitude -74.098

Upper Saddle River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 14 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 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allendale 6,717 $153,333
Mahwah 26,368 $129,446
Park Ridge 8,820 $128,382
Ramsey 14,889 $160,386
Saddle River 3,229 $138,542
Woodcliff Lake 5,818 $185,650

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

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Upper Saddle River Public Library
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
(201) 327-2583

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