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Overview

Introduction to West Paterson, New Jersey

West Paterson, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 2 miles NW of Clifton, New Jersey and 10 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

West Paterson History

West Patterson was created from sections of Little Falls Township. It was officially incorporated as a borough in March of 1914. Its name was adapted to honor William Paterson, who did commendable service for the state in its early years.

West Paterson and nearby Attractions

  • Frank D Zaccaria Memorial Park
  • Garrett Mountain Reservation
  • Pearl Brook
  • Great Notch Reservoir
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Paterson Museum

Things To Do In West Paterson

Open spaces constitute a significant portion of West Paterson. There are 2 reservoirs and 2 county parks. Both places are popular for their scenic views and they make for ideal places to relax or participate in recreational activities. One should also visit the Paterson Museum to learn about the local history of the area.

West Paterson Transportation

Air transportation is available at Newark International Airport.

West Paterson Higher Education

Berkeley College is the local educational institution. One can also opt for Passaic County Community College, Montclair State University or William Paterson University of New Jersey, which are all nearby.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

West Paterson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Clifton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07424
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.889
Longitude -74.195

West Paterson 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 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
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 6 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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Great Notch (07424)

Singac (07424)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clifton 85,552 $80,705
Haledon 8,412 $69,680
Little Falls 14,551 $89,940
North Caldwell 6,415 $201,250
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Totowa 10,931 $101,645

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

West Paterson Public Libraries

Library
Alfred Baumann Public Library
7 BROPHY LANE
West Paterson, New Jersey
(973) 345-8120

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