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 16,877
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,637
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 62.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.9%
Median Earnings25+ $76,728
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,944


Median Family Income $173,433
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 10.9%


People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,592
Median House Value $709,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 2%
English 7.6%
Irish 22.1%

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 6,666 $150,686
Franklin Lakes 10,726 $171,900
Midland Park 7,229 $118,182
Ramsey 14,650 $149,155
Ridgewood 25,270 $169,490
Waldwick 9,808 $122,301

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