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Overview

Introduction to Maywood, New Jersey

Maywood, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center) and 12 miles N of New York, New York.

Maywood History

Several Dutch families who arrived in the early 1600s, settled along the Hackensack River and established an Indian trading post. Initially, the area now known as Maywood was part of the New Barbados Township. The New Jersey Midland Railroad was established in 1871, and a railroad station was built and came to be known as "Maywood." Until the late 1800s, the community was rural. Gustav Peetz began constructing roads, sidewalks, and streetlights in 1892, and the community of Maywood was officially incorporated on June 30, 1894.

Maywood and Nearby Attractions

  • Maywood Station Museum
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • New Jersey Naval Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Valley Stream State Park

Things To Do In Maywood

Maywood Train Station, which was created in the 19th century, is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been restored and now operates a museum which focuses on the history of the station and the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. New Jersey Naval Museum houses the USS Ling 297 submarine, while the Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum features reconstructed gun batteries as well as an 18th century soldier hut and campsite. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Langston Hughes House, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and Apollo Theater are some of the places of historic interest located within 10 miles of Maywood. Visitors to Saddle River County Park, Overpeck County Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park can enjoy recreational activities like fishing, biking, and picnicking. Other destinations nearby are Bergen County Zoological Park, George Washington Bridge, Glen Rock Arboretum, and Central Park Zoo.

Maywood Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Teterboro Airport.

Maywood Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Bergen Community College, CUNY City College, and Passaic County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,726
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+5,053
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.7%
Median Earnings25+$52,194
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,830
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,985

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,667
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,386
Median House Value$373,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38%
Italian23.7%
Irish14%
German9.4%
Polish5.5%
English4.5%
Iranian2.2%
Russian1.7%
Arab1.1%
US/American1%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch1%
African0.9%
Albanian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Ghanaian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
British0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Maywood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7607
Phone Area Codes201,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.9
Approximate Longitude-74.06

Maywood 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
Distance9 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
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance9.6 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance12.5 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
Hackensack44,271$67,043
Lodi24,654$59,648
River Edge11,586$143,309
Rochelle Park5,634$90,446
Saddle Brook13,980$101,703
Teaneck40,668$117,574

Maywood Public Libraries

Maywood Public Library
459 MAYWOOD AVENUE
Maywood, New Jersey
(201) 845-2915

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Maywood Public Schools

Maywood Avenue School
452 Maywood Ave
ZIP: 7607
(201) 845-9114
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Maywood Campus
404 Maywood Avenue
ZIP: 7607
(201) 845-8818
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
Memorial
764 Grant Ave
ZIP: 7607
(201) 845-9113
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
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