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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,456
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+14,094
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,591
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,674
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,365

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,897
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,222
Median House Value$329,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.8%
Polish18.7%
Italian13.9%
Irish3.8%
Macedonian3.5%
German3.3%
Russian2.2%
Albanian1.5%
Ukrainian1.5%
Arab1.4%
Turkish1.3%
Slovak1.1%
Hungarian1%
Greek0.9%
English0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Garfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7026
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.87
Approximate Longitude-74.1

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)

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance6.3 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
Distance9.5 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
Distance10.3 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
Elmwood Park20,135$80,804
Hasbrouck Heights12,124$101,011
Lodi24,654$59,648
Passaic70,536$37,663
Saddle Brook13,980$101,703
Wallington11,618$65,050

Garfield Public Libraries

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

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Garfield Public Schools

Christopher Columbus School #8
147 Cedar Street
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5038
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Woodrow Wilson School #5
205 Outwater Lane
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5035
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Garfield High School
500 Palisade Ave
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5010
High
Total Enrollment 1052
School #4 Annex
30 Madonna Place
ZIP: 7026
(973) 252-2714
Garfield Early Childhood Learning Center
241 Ray Street
ZIP: 7026
(973) 253-6615
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Garfield Middle School
175 Lanza Ave
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5039
Middle
Total Enrollment 981
Bergen Arts And Sciences Cs
200 Macarthur Avenue
ZIP: 7026
(201) 773-9140
Other
Total Enrollment 959
Abraham Lincoln School #6
111 Palisade Ave
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5036
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
James Madison School #10
62 Alpine St
ZIP: 7026
(973) 253-2716
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Washington Irving School #4
12 Madonna Place
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5034
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Roosevelt School #7
225 Lincoln Pl
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5037
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Garfield Public Preschool Annex
454 Outwater Lane
ZIP: 7026
(973) 340-5222
Primary
Total Enrollment 138

Garfield Private Schools

Northeast Christian Academy
145 Main St
ZIP: 7026
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
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