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Overview

Introduction to Butler, New Jersey

Butler, New Jersey, in Morris county, is 6 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 20 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey.

Butler History

This area was originally known as West Bloomingdale. In the mid 1800s, the Pequannock Valley Paper Company and the Newbrough Hard Rubber Company started their operations in this area. These two manufacturing entities had a significant impact on the economic development of the region. In 1881, the community was renamed Butler after Richard Butler, an entrepreneur and owner of the Hard Rubber Company. Over time, a post office and a larger railroad station were constructed in the area. Butler was officially incorporated on March 13, 1901.

Butler and nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Empire State Building
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Butler

The American Labor Museum and the Lambert Castle Museum house exhibits reflecting the historical and cultural background of the region. Ringwood Manor, which was once to a number of ironmasters, now includes collections of period furniture and paintings. The Van Riper-Hopper House is also accessible from Butler. Darlington County Park has two lakes and beaches, and also offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, volleyball, tennis and handball. Ringwood State Park, spread across 5,237 acres, features manor houses, botanical gardens, nature trails,and picnic areas.

Butler Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.

Butler Higher Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Passaic County Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,773
Male Share of the Population52.8%
Female Share of the Population47.2%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+4,605
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.9%
Median Earnings25+$51,365
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,770

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,613
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone20.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,243
Median House Value$345,100

Ancestry

Italian26.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.1%
Irish24.1%
German18.4%
Polish9.3%
English5.9%
Dutch4.9%
French Except Basque3.1%
Greek2.5%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Slovak1.2%
Macedonian1.1%
Swedish1%
Arab0.8%
Syrian0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Butler Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morris County
Standard Zip Codes7405
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.99
Approximate Longitude-74.34

Butler 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
Distance3.9 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
Distance4.4 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
Distance10.1 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
Bloomingdale7,995$81,354
Kinnelon10,239$151,984
Oakland13,041$123,264
Pompton Lakes11,163$108,867
Riverdale4,206$116,500
Wanaque11,636$92,500

Butler Public Libraries

Butler Public Library
1 ACE ROAD
Butler, New Jersey
(973) 838-3262

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Butler Public Schools

Aaron Decker School
98 Decker Road
ZIP: 7405
(973) 492-2037
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Academy For Law And Public Safety
Butler High School Annex, Bartholdi Avenue
ZIP: 7405
(973) 492-2000
High
Total Enrollment 62
Butler High School
38 Bartholdi Avenue
ZIP: 7405
(973) 492-2000
High
Total Enrollment 475
Richard Butler School
30 Pearl Place
ZIP: 7405
(973) 492-2079
Middle
Total Enrollment 300

Butler Private Schools

St Anthony Of Padua
57 Bartholdi Ave
ZIP: 7405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
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