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Overview

Introduction to Bloomingdale, New Jersey

Bloomingdale, New Jersey is 5 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 20 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Passaic County.

Bloomingdale History

The area now known as Bloomingdale was originally settled in by Europeans in 1712. The Bloomingdale Forge was constructed soon after. In 1868, a rubber mill and several other factories were built in the neighboring community of Butler. The New Jersey Midland Railroad was laid in the area, and this led to significant development in the community. The mid 19th century also witnessed the growth of a business district along the Pequannock River and the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike. Bloomingdale was officially incorporated on February 23, 1918.

Bloomingdale and nearby Attractions

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Carnegie Hall
  • American Labor Museum
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • George Washington Bridge

Things To Do In Bloomingdale

Local museums and historical sites include the American Labor Museum, the Van Riper-Hopper House, Ringwood Manor, Hamilton House Museum, the Paterson Museum, the Old Stone House Museum and the Lambert Castle Museum. The 1,351-acre Campgaw Mountain Reservation, and the 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation are also close by. Visitors can enjoy camping, fishing and hiking at these reservations. The George Washington Bridge, the Turtle Back Zoo, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Bergen County Zoological Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

Bloomingdale Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Bloomingdale Higher Education

Nearby colleges include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Passaic County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,995
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+3,893
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.3%
Median Earnings25+$46,278
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$50,278
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,342

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,354
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,437
Median House Value$306,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%
Italian24.4%
German16.9%
Irish15.2%
English8.7%
Polish7.4%
Russian3%
Dutch2.5%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Arab1.2%
Greek1%
Hungarian1%
Macedonian0.9%
Bulgarian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Jordanian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
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Bloomingdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7403
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-74.33

Bloomingdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance5.2 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
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance9.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Butler7,773$111,613
Kinnelon10,239$151,984
Oakland13,041$123,264
Pompton Lakes11,163$108,867
Riverdale4,206$116,500
Wanaque11,636$92,500

Bloomingdale Public Libraries

Bloomingdale Free Public Library
101 HAMBURG TURNPIKE
Bloomingdale, New Jersey
(973) 838-0077

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Bloomingdale Public Schools

Martha B. Day Elementary School
225 Rafkind Road
ZIP: 7403
(973) 838-1311
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Samuel R. Donald Elementary School
29 Captolene Avenue
ZIP: 7403
(973) 838-5353
Primary
Total Enrollment 195
Walter T. Bergen Middle School
225 Glenwild Avenue
ZIP: 7403
(973) 838-4835
Middle
Total Enrollment 251
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