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Overview

Introduction to Mahwah, New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 11 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 24 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Mahwah History

The original inhabitants of Mahwah were the Ramapough Mountain Indians. The area was originally a part of Franklin Township. On April 9, 1849, it was separated from Franklin Township to form the township of Hohokus. On November 7, 1944 it was reincorporated as the Township of Mahwah. From 1955 to 1982 there was an assembly plant of the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah.

Mahwah and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Darlington County Park
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • Saddle River County Park
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Mahwah

Mahwah offers scenic picnic areas, walking paths and a number of parks and playgrounds. Mahwah also includes several restaurants and shopping areas. In addition, the township organizes the Mahwah Day every year at the Commodore Perry Field.

Mahwah Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Mahwah Higher Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College and Sunbridge College offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,434
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+13,443
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.8%
Median Earnings25+$60,573
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,295

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,379
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,809
Median House Value$462,200

Ancestry

Italian23.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.4%
Irish20%
German11.3%
Polish6.6%
English5%
Russian3.6%
Dutch1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Hungarian1.4%
Arab1.4%
Greek1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Slovak1%
Scottish0.8%
Czech0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
African0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
South African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Mahwah Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7430, 7495
Phone Area Codes201
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.08
Approximate Longitude-74.18

Mahwah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUFFERN
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allendale6,767$158,088
Franklin Lakes10,810$179,042
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Ringwood12,398$125,223
Saddle River3,241$150,341
Upper Saddle River8,301$190,313

Mahwah Public Schools

Betsy Ross Elementary
20 Malcolm Rd
ZIP: 7430
(201) 762-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
George Washington School
39 Fardale Avenue
ZIP: 7430
(201) 762-2242
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Joyce Kilmer School
80 Ridge Road
ZIP: 7430
(201) 762-2270
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
Lenape Meadows
160 Ridge Road
ZIP: 7430
(201) 762-2260
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Mahwah High School
50 Ridge Road
ZIP: 7430
(201) 762-2300
High
Total Enrollment 968
Ramapo Ridge
150 Ridge Road
ZIP: 7430
(201) 762-2380
Middle
Total Enrollment 753

Mahwah Private Schools

Apple Montessor School
75 East Ramapo Avenue
ZIP: 7430
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Children's Learning Center Of Wyckoff At Fardale
11 Leighton Pl
ZIP: 7430
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Sage Day School At Mahwah
900 Darlington Ave
ZIP: 7430
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Young World Day School
585 Wyckoff Ave
ZIP: 7430
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
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