dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Wanaque, New Jersey

Wanaque, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 7 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 21 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Bergen - Passaic area. There are 10,266 residents in Wanaque.

Wanaque History

Until 1918, Wanaque was a part of the Pompton Township. It was incorporated on February 23, 1918 as an independent borough. Wanaque derived its name from an Indian term meaning "place where the sassafras tree grows."

Wanaque and nearby Attractions

  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Silas Condict Park
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • Paterson Museum

Things To Do In Wanaque

The Recreation Department of Wanaque organizes numerous athletic and other recreational activities. The town also offers facilities for skiing and golf courses. You can also visit the Butler Museum, the Fairy Tale Forest and Weis Ecology Center, which are close to Wanaque.

Wanaque Transportation

Teterboro Airport is nearby.

Wanaque Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by William Paterson University of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College.

People

Total Population 11,617
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 23.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,814
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,112
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,414
Median House Value $302,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.3%
US/American 0.4%
English 3.9%
Irish 18%

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

Wanaque Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07465
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.038
Longitude -74.294

Wanaque 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 WANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 11.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Midvale (07465)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 7,933 $93,053
Butler 7,659 $106,875
Franklin Lakes 10,799 $174,444
Oakland 13,003 $121,671
Pompton Lakes 11,179 $104,482
Riverdale 4,154 $104,975

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

Wanaque Public Libraries

Library
Wanaque Borough Free Public Library
616 RINGWOOD AVENUE
Wanaque, New Jersey
(973) 839-4434

library logo

More Information for Librarians

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Programs
  • CDL A: Tractor Trailer Training
  • CDL A: With Passenger Endorsement
  • CDL B: With Passenger Endorsement
  • Get your career on track with training from Smith & Solomon.
camnpus icon
Linden
Request Info
Programs
  • Dental Assisting
  • Administrative Office Professional
  • Computers, Networking and Security
  • At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there.

camnpus icon
Clifton
Request Info
Programs
  • M.S. in Digital Marketing
  • M.A. in Digital Media
  • Concordia College-New York M.S. Degree Programs Online

    Concordia College-New York offers accredited, innovative graduate degrees online to help you advance your career and become a transformative leader.

Wanaque High Schools

LAKELAND REG H
205 CONKLINTOWN ROAD
973-835-1900
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,050 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

Additional Details
Wanaque Colleges
Wanaque colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Wanaque

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Wanaque Government Officials


Are you an official in the Wanaque government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top