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Overview

Introduction to Garfield, New Jersey

Garfield, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 1 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 10 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The city is in the Bergen - Passaic area.

Garfield History

Prior to 1881, Garfield was known as East Passaic. It was named after James Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States. On March 15, 1898, it was incorporated as a borough. At that time Garfield was a part of Wallington and Saddle River Township. Garfield was eventually incorporated as a city.

Garfield and nearby Attractions

  • Dahnerts Lake County Park
  • Belmont Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Israel Crane House
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Things To Do In Garfield

The city of Garfield offers a number of recreational activities. These include basketball courts, amusement parks, golf courts, restaurants, theaters and shopping areas. The city also includes several historic and cultural attractions.

Garfield Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Garfield Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by the Passaic County Community College.

People

Total Population 31,265
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 13,765
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $35,008
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,051

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,356
% Above Poverty Level 83.7%
% Below Poverty Level 16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 9.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,203
Median House Value $328,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 0.6%
Irish 4.1%

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

Garfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07026
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.881
Longitude -74.113

Garfield 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 LITTLE FALLS
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Garfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Outwater (07026)

Ritz (07026)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmwood Park 19,959 $80,154
Hasbrouck Heights 12,100 $100,423
Lodi 24,590 $56,475
Passaic 70,618 $35,791
Saddle Brook 13,954 $94,047
Wallington 11,584 $64,258

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

Garfield Public Libraries

Library
Garfield Free Public Library
500 MIDLAND AVENUE
Garfield, New Jersey
(973) 478-3800
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Garfield High Schools

GARFIELD HIGH
125 OUTWATER LANE
973-340-5010
Serves 1,181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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