Introduction to Dumont, New Jersey

Dumont, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Dumont History

Dumont was originally established as a part of the Borough of Schraalenburgh. It became a separate borough in 1894. Though it maintained the name Schraalenburgh for a few years, in 1898 it was named Dumont, honoring its first mayor Dumont Clarke. Dumont was originally spread over an area of 3 square miles, but strips of land were later ceded to a couple of its neighboring townships.

Dumont and nearby Attractions

  • The Old North Church
  • Bronx Zoo
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Glen Rock Arboretum

Things To Do In Dumont

There are many museums in and around the area which provide opportunities to learn about the local history and culture of the area. There are many parks in the region which serve as great places for relaxation as well as for participation in different recreational activities.

Dumont Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Dumont Higher Education

The area has numerous colleges and universities situated nearby, some of these are Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bergen Community College, Manhattan College, and Cuny Lehman College.

Dumont Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7628
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.94
Approximate Longitude-73.99

Dumont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance9.5 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
Distance11 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
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Dumont Public Libraries

Dixon Homestead Library
Dumont, New Jersey
(201) 384-2030

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Dumont Public Schools

Dumont High School
101 New Milford Ave
ZIP: 7628
(201) 387-3000
Total Enrollment 809
Grant Elementary School
100 Grant Ave
ZIP: 7628
(201) 387-3050
Total Enrollment 362
Honiss Elementary\middle School
31 Depew St
ZIP: 7628
(201) 387-3020
Total Enrollment 666
Lincoln Elementary School
80 Prospect Ave
ZIP: 7628
(201) 387-3040
Total Enrollment 200
Selzer Elementary\middle School
435 Prospect Ave
ZIP: 7628
(201) 387-3030
Total Enrollment 532

Dumont Private Schools

The French Academy Of Bergen County
21 New Milford Avenue 31
ZIP: 7628
Total Enrollment 74
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