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Overview

Introduction to Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 7 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 20 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Franklin Lakes History

The area that is now recognized as Franklin was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans people. Modern European settlers arrived in this area in the late 17th century. Over the years, the area grew into Franklin Township. Franklin Lakes was formed on a section of Franklin Township and incorporated in 1922.

Franklin Lakes and nearby Attractions

  • Lorrimer Sanctuary
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Darlington Golf Course
  • High Mountain Wilderness Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Franklin Lakes

The area in and around Franklin Lakes provides plenty of opportunities for various activities. The nearby parks and lakes are popular spots for recreation. The town’s recreation department organizes programs for adults and youngsters. These include coaching for various sports, as well as cultural and artistic programs.

Franklin Lakes Transportation

Air transport is available from La Guardia Airport.

Franklin Lakes Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued from Bergen Community College, Passaic County Community College and Ramapo College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,810
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+4,870
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married66.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.3%
Median Earnings25+$75,739
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,355

Wealth

Median Family Income$179,042
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone12.9%
Median Gross Rent$2,263
Median House Value$944,900

Ancestry

Italian25.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish12.8%
German11.7%
Polish6.6%
English6%
Russian5.9%
Arab5.7%
Dutch4.4%
Egyptian2.3%
Ukrainian2%
US/American1.6%
Syrian1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Greek0.9%
African0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Jordanian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Serbian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Turkish0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Estonian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Franklin Lakes Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7417
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-74.2

Franklin Lakes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allendale6,767$158,088
Midland Park7,283$128,125
Oakland13,041$123,264
Pompton Lakes11,163$108,867
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Wyckoff17,119$167,278

Franklin Lakes Public Libraries

Franklin Lakes Free Public Library
470 DEKORTE DRIVE
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
(201) 891-2224

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Franklin Lakes Public Schools

Colonial Road School
749 Colonial Road
ZIP: 7417
(201) 337-0336
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
Franklin Avenue Middle School
755 Franklin Avenue
ZIP: 7417
(201) 891-0202
Middle
Total Enrollment 454
High Mountain Road School
765 High Mountain Rd
ZIP: 7417
(201) 891-4433
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Ramapo High School
331 George Street
ZIP: 7417
(201) 891-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1088
Woodside Avenue School
305 Woodside Ave
ZIP: 7417
(201) 891-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 276

Franklin Lakes Private Schools

Academy Of The Most Blessed Sacrament
785 Franklin Lakes Rd
ZIP: 7417
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
Barnert Temple Preschool
747 State Rt 208
ZIP: 7417
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Child Development Center At Parsons Pond
800 Parsons Pond Dr
ZIP: 7417
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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