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Overview

Introduction to Norwood, New Jersey

Norwood, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 17 miles N of New York, New York. About 5,751 people live in Norwood.

Norwood History

Norwood was originally home to the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans. During the 1670s, many Dutch settlers arrived in the area. Norwood was once part of the township of Harrington, which was formed in 1775. It became independent on March 14, 1905. Some of the notable residents of Norwood were soap opera actress Colleen Broomall, poet and author Frank Messina, and former Major League Baseball player Gene Michael.

Norwood and nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In Norwood

Norwood’s forests are home to wildlife like deer, wild turkey, turtles, rabbits and coyotes. Local museums include the Orangetown Museum & Archives, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Dyckman House Museum and Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Historic sites include the DeWint House, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Palisades Interstate Park, Tallman Mountain State Park, Pascack Brook County Park, and Van Saun Park are the local parks.

Norwood Transportation

Newark International is accessible from Norwood.

Norwood Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include SUNY Westchester Community College, Dominican College of Blauvelt, College of New Rochelle, Saint Thomas Aquinas College and New York University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,828
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+2,930
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married62.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.2%
Median Earnings25+$61,444
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,688

Wealth

Median Family Income$138,508
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation8.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,663
Median House Value$610,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
Italian19.9%
Irish14.1%
German10.9%
Russian4.3%
Polish3.3%
English3%
Austrian1.9%
Scottish1.4%
Hungarian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Romanian0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Swedish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Czech0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Norwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7648
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.99
Approximate Longitude-73.95

Norwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.7 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
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance14.9 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
Distance20.3 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
Closter8,650$136,146
Harrington Park4,790$154,471
Northvale4,801$103,819
Old Tappan5,942$160,000
River Vale9,970$159,179
Rockleigh588$154,107

Norwood Public Libraries

Norwood Public Library
198 SUMMIT STREET
Norwood, New Jersey
(201) 768-9555

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Norwood Public Schools

Norwood Public School
177 Summit St
ZIP: 7648
(201) 768-6363
Primary
Total Enrollment 586

Norwood Private Schools

Inge Lake Preschool
701 Broadway
ZIP: 7648
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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