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Overview

Introduction to Emerson, New Jersey

Emerson, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 7 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 16 miles N of New York, New York.

Emerson History

Emerson was originally established as the Borough of Etna. It was named after a railroad station in the area. The community was established on April 8, 1903 from parts of Washington Township. On March 9, 1909, the community was renamed Emerson in honor of writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Emerson and nearby Attractions

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Sprain Ridge Park
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
  • Meadowlands Museum
  • Palisades Interstate Park

Things To Do In Emerson

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic, the DeWint House, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion are some of the historic sites located within 10 miles of Emerson. The town also offers easy access to several museums, including the Schoolhouse Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science and the Pascack Historical Society Museum. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation, the Ramapo Valley County Reservation and the Palisades Interstate Park are some of the popular destinations in the area. Brooklyn Heights Promenade, another popular attraction, offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan.

Emerson Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Emerson Higher Education

Bergen Community College, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, and Manhattan College are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,621
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+3,547
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.8%
Median Earnings25+$54,492
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,083

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,688
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation13.7%

Housing

People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,707
Median House Value$465,000

Ancestry

Italian37.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
Irish21.5%
German11.2%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque3.4%
English3.2%
Scottish3.1%
West Indian3%
Russian2.7%
Greek2.5%
Trinidad Tobago2.4%
Arab2%
Ukrainian1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian1.6%
Syrian1.5%
Croatian1.4%
Slovak1%
Austrian0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
African0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Emerson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7630
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.97
Approximate Longitude-74.02

Emerson 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
Distance10.2 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
StationSCARSDALE
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance13.7 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
Harrington Park4,790$154,471
Haworth3,446$172,989
Hillsdale10,454$134,728
Oradell8,160$163,295
River Vale9,970$159,179
Westwood11,170$114,528

Emerson Public Libraries

Emerson Public Library
20 PALISADE AVENUE
Emerson, New Jersey
(201) 261-5604

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Emerson Public Schools

Patrick M Villano School
175 Linwood Avenue
ZIP: 7630
(201) 262-4049
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Memorial School
1 Haines Avenue
ZIP: 7630
(201) 599-7580
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Emerson Jr Sr High
131 Main Street
ZIP: 7630
(201) 262-4447
High
Total Enrollment 572

Emerson Private Schools

Assumption Academy
35 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 7630
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
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