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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 11,487
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,007
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $39,226
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,566
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,533

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,000
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,092
Median House Value $386,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 1.3%
Irish 6.4%

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

Notes:

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

Station LITTLE FALLS
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
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
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
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
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 6,189 $73,707
East Rutherford 9,298 $89,063
Garfield 30,996 $52,598
Hasbrouck Heights 11,989 $101,282
Passaic 70,651 $34,772
Rutherford 18,297 $100,982

Wallington Public Libraries

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

WALLINGTON HIGH
234 MAIN AVE
973-777-0808
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 573 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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