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Overview

Introduction to Haledon, New Jersey

Haledon, New Jersey is 0 miles NW of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 13 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Passaic County and has a population of 8,252.

Haledon History

The town of Haledon, which was incorporated on April 8th, 1908, was initially the Oldham district of the now-defunct Manchester Township. It was named after Haledon in England. During the time of the Red Scare, when the factory workers called for a strike in Paterson, the members of the labor movement held a meeting in the home of Pietro and Maria Botto. The Botto House was declared a national landmark in 1983. The County of Passaic was created on the February 7th, 1837 via inclusion of parts of Bergen and Essex Counties. The name Passaic originated from the Native American word meaning 'valley'.

Haledon and Nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Pietro and Maria Botto House
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion

Things To Do In Haledon

Popular museums near Haledon are the American Labor Museum, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, and the Paterson Museum. Historical sites such as Abyssinian Baptist Church, Liberty Hall, and the Apollo Theater bear testimony to the areas rich heritage. There are also numerous parks near Haledon including Battery Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Blauvelt State Park. All the parks have large playgrounds, bike paths, hiking, trails, and picnic areas.

Haledon Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Haledon Higher Education

The colleges closest to Haledon include Bergen Community College, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,399
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+3,814
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,992
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,507

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,633
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone18.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,345
Median House Value$259,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.8%
German8.2%
Arab8.1%
Italian7.6%
Irish4.1%
Syrian3.9%
Polish2.2%
Jordanian2%
Russian1.8%
Turkish1.8%
Portuguese1.7%
Dutch1.6%
English1.6%
Egyptian1.5%
Swiss1.2%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Brazilian1.1%
Palestinian1%
Austrian0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Czech0.1%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Haledon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7508
P.O. Box Zip Codes7538
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.93
Approximate Longitude-74.18

Haledon 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
Distance4.4 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
Distance8.7 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
StationSUFFERN
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fair Lawn33,205$117,667
Hawthorne18,950$107,974
North Haledon8,490$114,554
Paterson146,894$38,006
Prospect Park5,919$60,772
Totowa10,900$110,926

Haledon Public Libraries

Haledon Free Public Library
404 MORRISSEE AVENUE
Haledon, New Jersey
(973) 790-3808

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Haledon Public Schools

Passaic County-manchester Regional High School
70 Church Street
ZIP: 7508
(973) 389-2821
High
Total Enrollment 896
Haledon Public School
91 Henry Street
ZIP: 7508
(973) 790-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1034
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