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Overview

Introduction to Little Falls, New Jersey

Little Falls, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 2 miles W of Clifton, New Jersey and 9 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area.

Little Falls History

The history of Little Falls can be traced back as far as 1711, when the first permanent settlers arrived here. Its name was influenced by the Passaic river waterfalls. Little Falls was created on sections of land which were a part of the Acquackanonk Township. It was officially incorporated in April of 1868.

Little Falls and nearby Attractions

  • New York
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Lambert Castle Museum
  • Edgemont Memorial Park

Things To Do In Little Falls

New York lies just 15 miles away and offers opportunities for a multitude of interesting activities. The Passaic River waterfall is a popular recreational spot. One can also visit the local parks which provide facilities for various outdoor activities.

Little Falls Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

Little Falls Higher Education

Montclair State University, Passaic County Community College and William Paterson University of New Jersey are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,493
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+7,326
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.1%
Median Earnings25+$53,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$50,602
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,086

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,625
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,259
Median House Value$380,000

Ancestry

Italian29.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
Irish14.2%
Polish10.9%
German9.8%
English4.4%
Arab3%
Russian2.9%
Scottish1.6%
Lebanese1.6%
Turkish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Moroccan1.2%
Syrian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Croatian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Iranian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Afghan)0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Welsh0.2%
US/American0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
African0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Czech0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Little Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7424
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.87
Approximate Longitude-74.21

Little Falls 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
Distance1.6 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
Distance4.6 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
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedar Grove12,545$133,704
Clifton85,578$84,795
North Caldwell6,519$194,548
Totowa10,900$110,926
Verona13,481$143,071

Little Falls Public Libraries

Little Falls Public Library
8 WARREN STREET
Little Falls, New Jersey
(973) 256-2784

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Little Falls Public Schools

Little Falls Township Public School # 1
Little Falls School # 1, 32 Stevens Avenue
ZIP: 7424
(973) 256-1033
Middle
Total Enrollment 415
Little Falls Township Public School # 2
Little Falls School # 2, 78 Long Hill Road
ZIP: 7424
(973) 256-1386
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Little Falls Township Public School # 3
Little Falls School # 3, 560 Mainstreet
ZIP: 7424
(973) 256-1034
Primary
Total Enrollment 174
Passaic Valley Regional High School
170 East Main Street
ZIP: 7424
(973) 890-2500
High
Total Enrollment 1355

Little Falls Private Schools

Banyan School
471 Main St
ZIP: 7424
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 107
Monarch Montessori School
2 Newark Pompton Turnpike
ZIP: 7424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Tiny Tiki's Learning Center
601 Main St
ZIP: 7424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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