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Overview

Introduction to Wantage, New Jersey

Wantage, New Jersey is 26 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 40 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Sussex county. The town is part of the Newark metro area.

Wantage History

The area that is now referred to as Wantage was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Dutch settlers arrived in the area sometime in the 17th century. Local lore suggests that this township was either named after Wantage in England, or based on an Indian word, which means "wise speaker."

Wantage and nearby Attractions

  • Space Farms Zoological Park and Museum
  • Wallkill Lake
  • Wawayanda State Park
  • Hidden Valley
  • Highland Lake
  • Van Riper-Hopper House

Things To Do In Wantage

People at Wantage have ready access to many diverse and interesting opportunities. One can go skiing at nearby Hidden Valley. It is also home to the Wawayanda Lake, which is popular among those wishing to relax in beautiful surroundings.

Wantage Transportation

Stewart International Airport provides regular flights.

Wantage Higher Education

One can enroll at Orange County Community College or Sussex County Community College for higher studies.

People

Total Population 11,181
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 5,789
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 63.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,042
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,125
Median House Value $299,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 15.6%

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

Wantage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 07461
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.244
Longitude -74.551

Wantage 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 SUSSEX 2 NE
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station HIGH POINT PARK
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 16.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Beemerville (07461)

Colesville (07461)

High Point (07461)

High Point Park (07461)

Wallkill Lake (07461)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 4,944 $70,938
Hamburg 3,209 $93,077
Ogdensburg 2,432 $94,550
Sussex 1,972 $44,509
Vernon 22,955 $96,880
West Milford 26,610 $109,530

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

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