Introduction to Wallington, New Jersey

Wallington, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 1 mile E of Passaic, New Jersey and 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area. About 11,583 people live in Wallington.

Wallington History

On January 2, 1895, Wallington was incorporated as a borough. It was named after Walling Van Winkle, one of the early settlers.

Wallington and nearby Attractions

  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Israel Crane House
  • Dahnert's Lake County Park
  • Lambert Castle Museum
  • Ellis Island

Things To Do In Wallington

There are a number of options for recreational activities near Wallington. Times Square is only a short drive away. One can also opt for a guided tour at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Ellis Island is also nearby.

Wallington Transportation

Flights are available from La Guardia International Airport.

Wallington Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are the Passaic County Community College, Bergen Community College, Hudson County Community College, Montclair State University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


Total Population 11,584
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,928
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $37,400
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,557
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,792


Median Family Income $64,258
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7.9%


People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,109
Median House Value $366,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 1.5%
Irish 6.6%

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

Wallington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles E of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07057
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.853
Longitude -74.114

Wallington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.6 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 9 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 9.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlstadt 6,225 $72,049
East Rutherford 9,076 $103,011
Garfield 31,265 $52,356
Hasbrouck Heights 12,100 $100,423
Passaic 70,618 $35,791
Rutherford 18,434 $103,166

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

Wallington Public Libraries

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Wallington, New Jersey
(973) 471-1692
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Wallington High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 573 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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