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Overview

Introduction to Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 5 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Pompton Lakes History

Pompton Lakes was originally a part of the Pompton Township. It was officially incorporated as a borough in February, 1895. Pompton Lakes was the first borough to be created in Passaic County. The area was hit by a great flood in 1903, and hundreds of houses where submerged under water and thousands of people lost their jobs.

Pompton Lakes and nearby Attractions

  • Battleship Maine Memorial
  • Silas Condict Park
  • Ramapo Mountain State Forest
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • American Labor Museum
  • High Mountain Golf Club

Things To Do In Pompton Lakes

The best feature of Pompton Lakes are the three rivers in the town, Wanaque, Ramapo and Pequannock, that flow through it. These rivers are spots of recreational activities throughout the year. The borough’s playgrounds, athletic fields, and municipal parks witness competitive and recreational sports events throughout the year. The downtown area has outlets for shopping and dining.

Pompton Lakes Transportation

The Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

Pompton Lakes Higher Education

The Passaic County Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Montclair State University and William Paterson University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,163
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+6,383
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.9%
Median Earnings25+$47,878
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,099
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,695

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,867
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,440
Median House Value$294,800

Ancestry

Italian25.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
Irish19.1%
German15.5%
Polish8.9%
Dutch5.4%
English5%
Albanian4.2%
Russian3.9%
Norwegian1.3%
US/American1%
Austrian1%
Swedish0.9%
Macedonian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Arab0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Czech0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Scottish0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Pompton Lakes Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7442
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-74.28

Pompton Lakes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance6.8 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
StationSUFFERN
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomingdale7,995$81,354
Butler7,773$111,613
Oakland13,041$123,264
Pequannock15,504$117,533
Riverdale4,206$116,500
Wanaque11,636$92,500

Pompton Lakes Public Libraries

Pompton Lakes Borough Free Public Library
333 WANAQUE AVENUE
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
(973) 835-0482

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Pompton Lakes Public Schools

Lakeside School
316 Lakeside Avenue
ZIP: 7442
(973) 835-2221
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
Lenox School
35 Lenox Avenue
ZIP: 7442
(973) 839-3777
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Lincoln School
40 Mill Street
ZIP: 7442
(973) 835-1910
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Pompton Lakes High School
44 Lakeside Avenue
ZIP: 7442
(973) 835-7100
High
Total Enrollment 662

Pompton Lakes Private Schools

St Marys School
25 Pompton Ave
ZIP: 7442
Elementary
Total Enrollment 210
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