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Overview

Introduction to Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Elmwood Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles SE of Paterson, New Jersey and 12 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Elmwood Park History

This area was originally a Dutch colony. The English took it over from the Dutch in 1664. Until 1916 it was known as Dundee Lake and was a part of the Saddle River Township. In 1916 the residents of this area voted to secede from Saddle River and formed the Borough of East Paterson. The name Elmwood Park was officially adapted in January 1973.

Elmwood Park and nearby Attractions

  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science
  • Lambert Castle Museum
  • Brookdale Park
  • Dahnert's Lake County Park

Things To Do In Elmwood Park

The parks of Elmwood Park have huge open spaces which have been beautifully designed and give people the opportunity to relax in the lap of nature. They also serve as excellent picnicking areas, and there are several playgrounds thar have soccer fields, basketball courts, a softball field and also a playing area for younger children.

Elmwood Park Transportation

The nearest major airport is Newark International.

Elmwood Park Higher Education

Passaic County Community College, Bergen Community College, Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,135
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+10,230
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$46,797
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,925

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,804
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone16.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,560
Median House Value$346,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.3%
Italian21.5%
Polish10.7%
Irish6.4%
German5.3%
Macedonian2.6%
Arab2.3%
West Indian2.2%
Greek2%
English1.9%
Russian1.7%
Jamaican1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Syrian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Haitian0.6%
African0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Cypriot0.4%
Turkish0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
US/American0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Elmwood Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7407
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-74.11

Elmwood Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance6.2 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance11.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fair Lawn33,205$117,667
Garfield31,456$54,897
Lodi24,654$59,648
Maywood9,726$96,667
Rochelle Park5,634$90,446
Saddle Brook13,980$101,703

Elmwood Park Public Libraries

Elmwood Park Free Public Library
210 LEE STREET
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
(201) 796-8888

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Elmwood Park Public Schools

Gantner Avenue School
99 Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 7407
(201) 796-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Gilbert Avenue School
151 Gilbert Avenue
ZIP: 7407
(201) 796-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Memorial Middle School
375 River Drive
ZIP: 7407
(201) 796-8700
Middle
Total Enrollment 547
Memorial Senior High School
375 River Dr
ZIP: 7407
(201) 796-8700
High
Total Enrollment 726
Sixteenth Avenue School
73 Sixteenth Avenue
ZIP: 7407
(201) 796-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
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