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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.

People

Total Population 7,616
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,581
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,201
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 13.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,748
Median House Value $462,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 19.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Emerson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07630
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.976
Longitude -74.026

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)

Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harrington Park 4,764 $145,417
Haworth 3,451 $169,013
Hillsdale 10,452 $126,250
Oradell 8,146 $154,375
River Vale 9,883 $159,479
Westwood 11,140 $107,792

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Emerson Public Libraries

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

EMERSON JR SR HIGH
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201-262-4447
Serves 441 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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