Introduction to Wyckoff, New Jersey

Wyckoff, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 18 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,508 people lived in Wyckoff.

Wyckoff History

The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. Wyckoff was initially a part of the Saddle River Township. Most of the early settlers were Dutch, and a major part of the land was used for farming purposes. Rail service began in 1870, and gradually the infrastructure started developing. Wyckoff was officially incorporated on November 2, 1926. The town possibly derives its name from either the Lenape word "wickoff," which means "high ground," or from "wickok", meaning "water." According to other sources, however, the town was named after Brooklyn judge Pieter Claesen Wyckoff.

Wyckoff and nearby Attractions

  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Hartung Lake
  • Sicomac Church
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • High Mountain Golf Course

Things To Do In Wyckoff

Wyckoff is ideally located near many of the attractions in the city of New York. From here one can visit the George Washington Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. A trip to the Bergen County Zoological Park can be perfect for visitors with small children. The town of Wyckoff also has a number of beautiful waterbodies like the Ziegler Pond, the Hartung Lake, the Rambaut Lake, Spring Lake and Maple Lake. One can also spend a day at the Glen Rock Arboretum or the High Mountain Golf Course nearby.

Wyckoff Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Wyckoff Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at a number of colleges and universities nearby, including the Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Passaic County Community College, the William Paterson University of New Jersey, and the Bergen Community College.


Total Population 17,045
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,578
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 63.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.6%
Median Earnings25+ $75,403
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,125


Median Family Income $161,417
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 10.4%


People Living Alone 17.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,425
Median House Value $701,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
US/American 1.6%
English 6.9%
Irish 23.2%

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

Wyckoff Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07481
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.009
Longitude -74.173

Wyckoff Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.2 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
Distance 7.5 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
Distance 12.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allendale 6,717 $153,333
Franklin Lakes 10,799 $174,444
Midland Park 7,269 $120,045
Ramsey 14,889 $160,386
Ridgewood 25,370 $176,673
Waldwick 9,902 $121,492

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

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