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Overview

Introduction to Allendale, New Jersey

Allendale, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 8 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 21 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Allendale History

The area now known as Allendale was a wilderness territory inhabited only by Native Indians until the 1700s. Gradually, a community was established, and named "Allendale" after a surveyor of the Erie Railroad, Col. William C. Allen. The region underwent considerable development and growth following the arrival of the Paterson & Ramapo Railroad in 1848. Allendale was formally established on November 8th, 1894, during the Boroughitis phenomenon which was sweeping through Bergen County. It was created from parts of the Orvil Township, the Hohokus Township, and the Franklin Township.

Allendale and Nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Crestwood Park
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Allendale

Allendale offers easy access to numerous museums and historical sites. The American Museum of Natural History has more than 40 permanent exhibition halls and research laboratories with over 32 million specimens. The American Folk Art Museum features 18th and 19th century paintings and sculptures as well as contemporary works of art. The Old Stone House Museum, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Schoolhouse Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Ringwood Manor, and the Van Riper-Hopper House are also close by. Allendale is home to the Celery Farm, a nature preserve with numerous animals and exotic birds including Pileated Woodpeckers, Bald Eagles, deer, rabbits, and turtles. Crestwood Park, located in the borough, includes a man-made lake, three beaches, a recreational barn, four tennis courts, and baseball, softball, lacrosse, and soccer fields. Among other popular attractions in the area are Bergen County Zoological Park, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, and the Glen Rock Arboretum.

Allendale Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Allendale Higher Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, and Passaic County Community College are among the colleges near Allendale.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,767
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,052
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68.5%
Median Earnings25+$77,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree$76,295

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,088
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation12.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,693
Median House Value$680,000

Ancestry

Irish29.6%
Italian22.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
German13.4%
English9.4%
Dutch4.3%
Polish2.8%
Welsh2.7%
Hungarian2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Greek2.3%
Lithuanian2.1%
US/American2%
Ukrainian1.5%
Russian1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Finnish1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Brazilian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Syrian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Czech0.4%
Serbian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Allendale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7401
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.03
Approximate Longitude-74.13

Allendale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUFFERN
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Saddle River3,241$150,341
Upper Saddle River8,301$190,313
Waldwick9,922$122,109
Woodcliff Lake5,844$181,979
Wyckoff17,119$167,278

Allendale Public Libraries

Lee Memorial Library
500 W. CRESCENT AVENUE
Allendale, New Jersey
(201) 327-4338

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Allendale Public Schools

Brookside
100 Brookside Ave
ZIP: 7401
(201) 327-2020
Middle
Total Enrollment 550
Hillside Elementary School
89 Hillside Avenue
ZIP: 7401
(201) 327-2020
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Northern Highlands Regional High School
298 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 7401
(201) 327-8700
High
Total Enrollment 1373
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