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Overview

Introduction to Palisades Park, New Jersey

Palisades Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey and 7 miles N of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Palisades Park History

The town of Palisades Park was incorporated on March 22, 1899. It was initially a part of the Ridgefield Township. A portion of this town’s area was taken in April 1909 by the Fort Lee borough. The total population of this town is over 19,000.

Palisades Park and nearby Attractions

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Empire State Building
  • Times Square
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Palisades Park

Travelers to Palisades Park can visit the famous sights and attractions of nearby New York City. Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are all easily accessible. Also close by are the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the historical buildings of Ellis Island.

Palisades Park Transportation

La Guardia Airport is nearby.

Palisades Park Higher Education

Residents of Palisades Park can pursue higher educational opportunities at the Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Cuny City College, Columbia University - New York, the Barnard College, and Yeshiva University.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,499
Male Share of the Population52.2%
Female Share of the Population47.8%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+11,131
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,036
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,116

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,598
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation18.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,401
Median House Value$506,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.1%
Italian5.5%
Irish2.5%
German2%
Greek1.2%
Afghan)1.2%
US/American0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Polish0.7%
English0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Croatian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Czech0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Syrian0.1%
African0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Palisades Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7650
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.84
Approximate Longitude-73.99

Palisades 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)

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance4.8 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
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance12.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cliffside Park24,661$75,607
Edgewater11,998$125,810
Fort Lee36,607$99,435
Leonia9,137$101,381
Ridgefield11,294$79,871
Ridgefield Park12,976$74,881

Palisades Park Public Libraries

Palisades Park Free Public Library
257 SECOND STREET
Palisades Park, New Jersey
(201) 585-4150

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Palisades Park Public Schools

Charles R Smith Early Chilhood Center
271 Second Street
ZIP: 7650
(201) 947-3556
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Lindbergh Elementary School
401 Glen Ave
ZIP: 7650
(201) 947-3556
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Palisades Park Jr-sr High School
Veterans Plaza
ZIP: 7650
(201) 941-1100
High
Total Enrollment 529

Palisades Park Private Schools

New Christian Academy
430 Commercial Ave
ZIP: 7650
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Notre Dame Interparochial School
312 1st St
ZIP: 7650
Elementary
Total Enrollment 225
Sources :
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Historic Palisades Park

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British cruiser Inflexible. c1909
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