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Overview

Introduction to Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Lyndhurst, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles S of Passaic, New Jersey and 5 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. It is part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Lyndhurst History

Union Township was the original name of Lyndhurst when it was formed on February 19, 1852. It was then a part of the Harrison Township. On May 15, 1917, the area was officially incorporated as the Township of Lyndhurst. The town is said to be named after Lord Lyndhurst, who used to visit the area.

Lyndhurst and nearby Attractions

  • Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center
  • Kingsland Station
  • Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
  • New Zion Cemetery
  • Mary Ann Creek
  • Passaic River Park

Things To Do In Lyndhurst

There are quite a few places of interest in and around Lyndhurst like the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several of New York’s attractions are easily accessible from this town. These include Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and even the historical buildings at Ellis Island. Two beautiful creeks, the Mary Ann Creek and the Kingsland Creek run through this town.

Lyndhurst Transportation

La Guardia International is the closest major airport.

Lyndhurst Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are available at Hudson County Community College, Saint Peter's College, Rutgers University-Newark, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex County College and Montclair State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,582
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+10,470
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.3%
Median Earnings25+$50,110
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,233
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,700

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,677
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation14.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,244
Median House Value$362,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.7%
Italian29.5%
Irish13.8%
Polish8.5%
German8.4%
Turkish2.5%
English2.2%
Portuguese1.6%
Arab1.4%
Scottish1.1%
Russian0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Lyndhurst Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7071
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-74.11

Lyndhurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJERSEY CITY
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance6.9 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance8.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleville36,122$75,880
Carlstadt6,238$88,281
East Rutherford9,236$92,813
North Arlington15,788$89,549
Nutley28,586$109,464
Rutherford18,480$106,961

Lyndhurst Public Libraries

Lyndhurst Free Public Library
355 VALLEY BROOK AVENUE
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
(201) 804-2478

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Lyndhurst Public Schools

Columbus School
640 Lake Ave
ZIP: 7071
(201) 896-2075
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
Franklin School
360 Stuyvesant Ave
ZIP: 7071
(201) 896-2077
Primary
Total Enrollment 199
Jefferson School
336 Lake Ave.
ZIP: 7071
(201) 896-2065
Middle
Total Enrollment 271
Lincoln School
281 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 7071
(201) 438-5683
Middle
Total Enrollment 244
Lyndhurst High School
400 Weart Avenue
ZIP: 7071
(201) 896-2100
High
Total Enrollment 723
Memorial Campus
319 New York Ave.
ZIP: 7071
(201) 438-6390
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Roosevelt School
530 Stuyvesant Ave
ZIP: 7071
(201) 896-2068
Middle
Total Enrollment 390
Washington School
709 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 7071
(201) 896-2072
Primary
Total Enrollment 186

Lyndhurst Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
620 Valley Brook Ave
ZIP: 7071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
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