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Overview

Introduction to Midland Park, New Jersey

Midland Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 17 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Midland Park History

Dutch settlers were the early inhabitants of the region, but prior to their arrival, Native Americans lived in the area. Midland Park was originally incorporated as a borough on September 6th, 1894, at which time the Boroughitis phenomenon was sweeping through Bergen County. It was created from parts of the Ridgewood Township and the Franklin Township. In April of 1920, another part of the Franklin Township was added and on June 9, 1930, parts of Wyckoff Township were annexed to Midland Park as well.

Midland Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Hudson River Museum of Westchester
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Darlington County Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Queens Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Midland Park

Within 10 miles of Midland Park there are numerous historical sites and museums including the American Labor Museum, the Bergenfield Museum, Fort Lee Historical Park & Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the Van Riper-Hopper House, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, and the New Jersey Naval Museum. Exhibits at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum feature artistic portrayals of nature and wildlife. The 1,351-acre Campgaw Mountain Reservation and the 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation have nature trails and facilities for tent camping and fishing. Other popular destinations are the Bergen County Zoological Park, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, and the Glen Rock Arboretum.

Midland Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Midland Park Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Ramapo College of New Jersey, Passaic County Community College, Bergen Community College, and William Paterson University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,283
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+3,724
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married64.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.5%
Median Earnings25+$56,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,781

Wealth

Median Family Income$128,125
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,514
Median House Value$456,000

Ancestry

Italian28.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
Irish15.9%
Dutch12.9%
English9.5%
Polish5.3%
Russian5%
Norwegian2.7%
Portuguese2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Ukrainian1.9%
Welsh1.7%
Hungarian1.4%
Scottish1.2%
US/American0.7%
Canadian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Icelander0.3%
German0.2%
Czech0.2%
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Midland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7432
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.99
Approximate Longitude-74.14

Midland Park 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
Distance8.8 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
StationSUFFERN
Distance8.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glen Rock11,887$183,864
Hawthorne18,950$107,974
North Haledon8,490$114,554
Ridgewood25,430$184,213
Waldwick9,922$122,109
Wyckoff17,119$167,278

Midland Park Public Libraries

Midland Park Memorial Library
250 GODWIN AVENUE
Midland Park, New Jersey
(201) 444-2390

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Midland Park Public Schools

Godwin Elementary School
41 E. Center Street
ZIP: 7432
(201) 445-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Highland Elementary School
31 Highland Ave
ZIP: 7432
(201) 445-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Midland Park Jr./sr. High School
250 Prospect St
ZIP: 7432
(201) 444-7400
High
Total Enrollment 483

Midland Park Private Schools

Eastern Christian Elementary School
25 Baldin Dr
ZIP: 7432
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
Green Twig School
30 Paterson Ave
ZIP: 7432
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
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