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Overview

Introduction to Little Ferry, New Jersey

Little Ferry, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles NW of North Bergen, New Jersey and 8 miles NW of New York, New York. It is part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Little Ferry History

Little Ferry was initially a part of New Barbados. In 1825, it was included in Lodi Township when it was formed. It was incorporated as a borough in September 1894 and James Pickens was named the first mayor. Pickens also founded the first school of Little Ferry in 1875.

Little Ferry and nearby Attractions

  • Gethsemane Cemetery County Historic Site
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Overpeck County Golf Course
  • Glen Pointe Park

Things To Do In Little Ferry

Little Ferry was ranked by New Jersey Monthly as 35th among the best places to live in New Jersey in 2008. The area provides opportunities for many different kinds of activities as it has a number of excellently maintained parks and golf courses nearby. Moreover, the attractions of New York are also not very far away.

Little Ferry Transportation

Air transportation is available at La Guardia airport.

Little Ferry Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Cuny City College, Columbia University and Bergen Community College are some educational institutions which are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,868
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+5,576
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.4%
Median Earnings25+$43,233
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,836
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,113

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,375
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation16.3%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,291
Median House Value$325,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.6%
Italian16.6%
Irish7.2%
German4.6%
Arab4%
West Indian2.4%
Polish2.3%
Trinidad Tobago1.7%
Jordanian1.7%
Greek1.3%
English1.2%
African0.9%
Palestinian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Egyptian0.8%
Nigerian0.7%
Afghan)0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Guyanese0.6%
Czech0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Little Ferry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7643
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.84
Approximate Longitude-74.04

Little Ferry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance6.2 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
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance10.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bogota8,348$83,966
Hasbrouck Heights12,124$101,011
Moonachie2,756$76,579
Ridgefield11,294$79,871
Ridgefield Park12,976$74,881
South Hackensack2,724$68,260

Little Ferry Public Libraries

Little Ferry Free Public Library
239 LIBERTY STREET
Little Ferry, New Jersey
(201) 641-3721

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Little Ferry Public Schools

Memorial Elementary School
130 Liberty St
ZIP: 7643
(201) 641-6186
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Washington Elementary School
123 Liberty St
ZIP: 7643
(201) 641-6760
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
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