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Overview

Introduction to Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 8 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 20 miles N of New York, New York. As of the year 2000 census, 5,745 people lived in Woodcliff Lake.

Woodcliff Lake History

In the 1600s, the Dutch East Indian Company settled near Manhattan. The Dutchmen traded glass beads and other trinkets for Indian beaver pelt. Once the beaver pelt trade diminished, they found new opportunities in New Amsterdam. The Borough of Woodcliff was incorporated on August 31, 1894. Its name was later changed to Woodcliff Lake on March 1, 1910.

Woodcliff Lake and nearby Attractions

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Wood Dale Park
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Central Park Zoo
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Edison National Historic Site

Things To Do In Woodcliff Lake

Local museums include the Old Stone House Museum, the Orangetown Museum and Archives and the Pascack Historical Society Museum. Historic sites in the area include the DeWint House, Hermitage and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Blauvelt State Park, Ramapo Valley County Reservation and Campgaw Mountain Reservation provide opportunities for fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. The Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are also accessible from Woodcliff Lake.

Woodcliff Lake Transportation

Newark International is the nearest major airport.

Woodcliff Lake Higher Education

Bergen Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Dominican College of Blauvelt are some of the local colleges and universities located near Woodside Lake.

People

Total Population 5,785
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,676
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 67.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.1%
Median Earnings25+ $77,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree $74,630

Wealth

Median Family Income $184,178
% Above Poverty Level 98.2%
% Below Poverty Level 1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 12.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.8%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $754,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 3%
Irish 11.9%

Woodcliff Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07677
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.023
Longitude -74.066

Woodcliff Lake 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 SUFFERN
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
Hillsdale 10,381 $130,160
Montvale 8,000 $108,438
Park Ridge 8,763 $125,966
Saddle River 3,176 $158,929
Waldwick 9,808 $122,301
Westwood 11,056 $114,915
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