Introduction to New Milford, New Jersey

New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. New Milford contains a population of approximately 16,400.

New Milford History

New Milford was initially a part of the Palisades Township, and was officially incorporated on March 11, 1922. The Palisades Township dissolved at the time of the creation of New Milford. When this town was formed, the population was only 860. Over the years, it has expanded to over 16,000. The town is named after another place in Pennsylvania called Milford.

New Milford and nearby Attractions

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • French Burial Ground
  • French Brook
  • Saint Matthew Church

Things To Do In New Milford

Visitors to New Milford can take a trip to the various historic sites in and around the town, like the Edison National Historic Site, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the American Labor Museum, and the New Jersey Historical Society Museum. The Bergen County Zoological Park is particularly entertaining for children. There is also the picturesque French Brook where one can spend a day out in nature in the company of family and friends.

New Milford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

New Milford Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Bergen Community College, Yeshiva University, the Manhattan College and the Cuny City College.

New Milford Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7646
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.93
Approximate Longitude-74.02

New Milford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance10.7 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
Distance10.8 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
Distance17 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

New Milford Public Libraries

New Milford Public Library
New Milford, New Jersey
(201) 262-1221

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New Milford Public Schools

Berkley Street Elementary School
812 Berkley Street
ZIP: 7646
(201) 262-0191
Total Enrollment 436
Bertrand F Gibbs Elementary School
195 Sutton Place
ZIP: 7646
(201) 261-0939
Total Enrollment 450
David E. Owens Middle School
470 Marion Avenue
ZIP: 7646
(201) 265-8661
Total Enrollment 469
New Milford High School
330 River Road
ZIP: 7646
(201) 262-0172
Total Enrollment 632

New Milford Private Schools

Hovnanian School
817 River Rd
ZIP: 7646
Total Enrollment 127
Institute For Educational Achievement
381 Madison Ave
ZIP: 7646
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Ohr Yosef Torah High School
435 River Rd
ZIP: 7646
Total Enrollment 37
Solomon Schechter Day School Of Bergen Co
275 Mckinley Ave
ZIP: 7646
Total Enrollment 382
Yeshivas Ohr Yosef
435 River Rd
ZIP: 7646
Total Enrollment 37
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