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Overview

Introduction to Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey and 8 miles N of New York, New York. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Ridgefield Park History

The Lenni-Lenapes were among the first inhabitants in the area now known as Ridgefield Park. The Dutch began to settle here in the 17th century. The first settlements in the village of Ridgefield Park can be traced back to 1685. Hendrick Jorisen Brinkerhoff is recorded as the first settler in Ridgefield Park.

Ridgefield Park and nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Ridgefield Park Free Public Library
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Dahnert's Lake County Park

Things To Do In Ridgefield Park

Interesting locations in the Ridgefield Park village include the Ridgefield Park Free Public Library, the Ridgefield Park Station, and the West View Station. Apart from this, one can visit the historical sites and museums nearby, like the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the American Museum of Natural History, the New Jersey Naval Museum or the International Center of Photography.

Ridgefield Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from La Guardia Airport.

Ridgefield Park Higher Education

Residents can pursue higher educational opportunities at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Cuny City College, Columbia University, Barnard College and Bergen Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,976
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+6,286
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.8%
Median Earnings25+$45,221
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,881
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation18.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,291
Median House Value$324,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.2%
Italian13.1%
Irish11.1%
German5.8%
Arab2.4%
Polish2.2%
English1.7%
Russian1.6%
French Except Basque1.1%
West Indian0.9%
African0.9%
Greek0.9%
Jordanian0.9%
Brazilian0.8%
Senegalese0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Afghan)0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Ridgefield Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7660
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-74.02

Ridgefield 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
Distance5.9 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
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance8.9 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
Distance11.2 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
Bogota8,348$83,966
Little Ferry10,868$74,375
Moonachie2,756$76,579
Palisades Park20,499$72,598
Ridgefield11,294$79,871
South Hackensack2,724$68,260

Ridgefield Park Public Libraries

Ridgefield Park Public Library
107 CEDAR STREET
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
(201) 641-0689

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Ridgefield Park Public Schools

Grant Elementary School
104 Henry St
ZIP: 7660
(201) 641-0441
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Lincoln Elementary School
712 Lincoln Avenue
ZIP: 7660
(201) 994-1830
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Ridgefield Park Jr Sr High School
1 Ozzie Nelson Drive
ZIP: 7660
(201) 440-1440
High
Total Enrollment 1258
Roosevelt Elementary School
508 Teaneck Road
ZIP: 7660
(201) 440-0808
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Thomas Jefferson Early Learning Center
110 Mt Vernon Street
ZIP: 7660
(201) 888-8888
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
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