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Overview

Introduction to Cresskill, New Jersey

Cresskill, New Jersey, in Bergen County, is 3 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 14 miles N of New York, New York.

Cresskill History

Cresskill was formed from parts of Palisades Township, which was established on March 22, 1871. Palisades Township was originally a part of the Hackensack Township. Cresskill was incorporated as a town on May 8, 1894, named because of the watercress plants that grew in the region.

Cresskill and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Bronx Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Camp Merritt Memorial County Historic Site
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Cresskill

The New Jersey Naval Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, the Old Stone House Museum, Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Hermitage, and the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic are some of the local museums and historical sites. In addition, the town offers easy access to popular destinations like the New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Belmont Park race track, the Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary.

Cresskill Transportation

LaGuardia Airport is nearby.

Cresskill Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Manhattan College, the College of Mount Saint Vincent and CUNY-Lehman College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,745
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+3,788
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married64%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60.4%
Median Earnings25+$73,829
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,214
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,714

Wealth

Median Family Income$133,583
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation11.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.7%
Median Gross Rent$2,054
Median House Value$540,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.2%
Italian16.5%
Irish9.5%
English7.4%
German7%
Polish4.5%
Greek2.7%
Russian2.5%
Israeli1.8%
Scottish1.6%
US/American1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Croatian1%
Brazilian0.8%
Australian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Belgian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Cresskill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7626
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.94
Approximate Longitude-73.96

Cresskill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpine1,522$116,250
Bergenfield27,513$96,662
Demarest5,007$172,381
Dumont17,788$110,517
Haworth3,446$172,989
Tenafly14,821$170,697

Cresskill Public Libraries

Cresskill Public Library
53 UNION AVENUE
Cresskill, New Jersey
(201) 567-3521

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Cresskill Public Schools

Cresskill Middle School
1 Lincoln Dr
ZIP: 7626
(201) 227-7791
Middle
Total Enrollment 421
Edward H. Bryan
51 Brookside Ave
ZIP: 7626
(201) 227-7791
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Cresskill High School
1 Lincoln Dr
ZIP: 7626
(201) 227-7791
High
Total Enrollment 541
Merritt Memorial
1 Dogwood Lane
ZIP: 7626
(201) 227-7791
Primary
Total Enrollment 332

Cresskill Private Schools

Academy Of St Therese Of Lisiuex
220 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 7626
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
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