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Overview

Introduction to Edgewater, New Jersey

Edgewater, New Jersey, in Bergen County, is 2 miles NE of North Bergen, New Jersey and 6 miles N of New York, New York.

Edgewater History

Lenni-Lenape and Tappan Native Americas originally inhabited this area. Captain David Pietersz Devries, a Dutch navigator, became the first European settler in the region in 1640. He established the community, which was then known as Vriessendael. It was Bergen County's first known colony, but the settlement was destroyed by Kieft's War in 1643. It was later reestablished as a colony of fishermen, and incorporated on December 7, 1894 as Undercliff. Hackensack Turnpike, now known as River Road, was an important route in the region. On November 8, 1899, the area was reincorporated as Edgewater. According to tradition, the community was named because of its location on the Hudson River.

Edgewater and nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • New Jersey Naval Museum
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge

Things To Do In Edgewater

Edgewater offers easy access to a large number of historic sites and museums. The Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum includes a reconstructed 18th century soldier hut, gun batteries, a campsite and a museum. The American Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Jewish Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Museum of the City of New York showcase various exhibits reflecting the history, culture, and art of the region. Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park features a 9-acre waterfront park and the Empire Fulton Ferry. The Van Saun Park and Saddle River County Park provide opportunities for biking, fishing and picnicking.

Edgewater Transportation

Air transportation is available from La Guardia Airport.

Edgewater Higher Education

CUNY City College, Barnard College, Columbia University, and CUNY-Hostos Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Edgewater.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,998
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+6,383
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married58.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.9%
Median Earnings25+$76,814
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,994

Wealth

Median Family Income$125,810
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation39%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$2,174
Median House Value$533,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.5%
Irish6.8%
German6.3%
Italian6%
Russian5.7%
Arab3.3%
Turkish3.2%
Polish2.6%
English2.5%
West Indian1.7%
Romanian1.7%
Greek1.6%
Palestinian1.3%
Albanian1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Iranian1.1%
Austrian1.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Slovak0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.5%
African0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
US Virgin Isl0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Senegalese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Edgewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7020
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.82
Approximate Longitude-73.97

Edgewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance3.1 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
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance14.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cliffside Park24,661$75,607
Fairview14,314$61,639
Fort Lee36,607$99,435
North Bergen62,791$60,401
Palisades Park20,499$72,598
Ridgefield11,294$79,871

Edgewater Public Libraries

Edgewater Free Public Library
49 HUDSON AVENUE
Edgewater, New Jersey
(201) 224-6144

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Edgewater Public Schools

Eleanor Van Gelder
251 Undercliff Ave
ZIP: 7020
(201) 945-4106
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
George Washington School
801 Undercliff Ave
ZIP: 7020
(201) 945-4106
Primary
Total Enrollment 529

Edgewater Private Schools

Apple Montessori School
8 Adelaide Pl
ZIP: 7020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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