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Overview

Introduction to Old Tappan, New Jersey

Old Tappan, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 7 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 18 miles N of New York, New York.

Old Tappan History

Old Tappan originally belonged to the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The new settlers purchased land from the tribe on March 7, 1682. In 1687, a legal title of Tappan Patent was granted to thirteen Dutchman and three African Americans by the governor of New York. For 86 years, the area was a part of Orangetown, belonging to the Orange County. The name of the community is taken from an Indian term, meaning cold stream. Old Tappan was incorporated on October 18, 1894 from portions of Harrington Township.

Old Tappan and nearby Attractions

  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Central Synagogue
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Sterling Forest

Things To Do In Old Tappan

Oakes Park, Stone Point Park, Gallagher Field, and Chestnut Field are some of the local parks and recreational spots. Local museums include the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, the Bergen Museum of Art & Science, and the Bergenfield Museum. Historic sites nearby include the DeWint House, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic. The Bergen County Zoological Park and Glen Rock Arboretum are nearby as well.

Old Tappan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Old Tappan Higher Education

Dominican College of Blauvelt, Saint Thomas Aquinas College, and Sunbridge College are some of the colleges accessible from Old Tappan.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,942
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+2,724
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married63.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.2%
Median Earnings25+$60,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,611
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,406

Wealth

Median Family Income$160,000
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,125
Median House Value$740,400

Ancestry

Italian30.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.2%
Irish16.1%
German11%
Polish4.3%
English4.2%
Swedish2.9%
Russian2.3%
Dutch1.9%
US/American1.6%
Greek1.5%
Finnish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Norwegian0.8%
Czech0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Old Tappan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7675
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-74

Old Tappan 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
Distance8.3 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
Distance15.8 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance19.6 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
Harrington Park4,790$154,471
Hillsdale10,454$134,728
Northvale4,801$103,819
Norwood5,828$138,508
River Vale9,970$159,179
Westwood11,170$114,528

Old Tappan Public Libraries

Old Tappan Free Public Library
56 RUSSELL AVENUE
Old Tappan, New Jersey
(201) 664-3499

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Old Tappan Public Schools

Charles Dewolf Middle School
275 Old Tappan Rd
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-1475
Middle
Total Enrollment 387
Norther Valley Reg Old Tappen High Schoo
Central Ave
ZIP: 7675
(201) 784-1600
High
Total Enrollment 1287
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
1 School St
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-7176
Primary
Total Enrollment 351

Old Tappan Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center #1519
176 Old Tappan Rd
ZIP: 7675
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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