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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.

People

Total Population 9,694
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,049
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,402
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation 9.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,328
Median House Value $380,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.7%
US/American 0.9%
English 4%
Irish 14.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Maywood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07607
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.902
Longitude -74.062

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)

Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hackensack 44,035 $67,256
Lodi 24,590 $56,475
River Edge 11,566 $131,490
Rochelle Park 5,624 $74,607
Saddle Brook 13,954 $94,047
Teaneck 40,569 $111,088

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Maywood Public Libraries

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Maywood Public Library
459 MAYWOOD AVENUE
Maywood, New Jersey
(201) 845-2916
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