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Overview

Introduction to Ringwood, New Jersey

Ringwood, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 13 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 26 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Ringwood History

Ringwood was originally inhabited by the Ramapough and Lenape Native Americans. Iron was discovered in Ringwood during the early 18th Century. In 1742, a blast furnace was built in Ringwood by the Ogden family. Until the Great Depression, Ringwood was famous for its iron mining. On February 23, 1918, Ringwood was incorporated as a borough.

Ringwood and nearby Attractions

  • Ringwood State Park
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Things To Do In Ringwood

Ringwood offers a number of outdoor and indoor activities for its visitors and residents. The parks and the nearby mountain reservations offer the beauty of several scenic landscapes. There are many museums and historical sites in the area.

Ringwood Transportation

The nearest airport is Teterboro Airport.

Ringwood Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and other colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,398
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+6,652
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married59.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.7%
Median Earnings25+$59,653
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,661
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,526

Wealth

Median Family Income$125,223
% Above Poverty Level97.6%
% Below Poverty Level2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone13.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,216
Median House Value$348,900

Ancestry

Italian24.5%
Irish22.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
German16.4%
English13.2%
Polish5.8%
Dutch5.3%
French Except Basque2.4%
Russian2.4%
Welsh1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Turkish1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Portuguese0.9%
Greek0.9%
Serbian0.7%
Macedonian0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Ringwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7456
Phone Area Codes973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.11
Approximate Longitude-74.27

Ringwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUFFERN
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance10.5 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance19.5 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
Franklin Lakes10,810$179,042
Mahwah26,434$132,379
Oakland13,041$123,264
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Wanaque11,636$92,500
West Milford26,575$113,360

Ringwood Public Libraries

Ringwood Public Library
30 CANNICI DRIVE
Ringwood, New Jersey
(973) 962-6256

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Ringwood Public Schools

Eleanor G. Hewitt
266 Sloatsburg Road
ZIP: 7456
(973) 962-7015
Middle
Total Enrollment 289
Green Rgc
1311 Sloatsburg Road
ZIP: 7456
(973) 962-0646
Other
Martin J. Ryerson School
130 Valley Road
ZIP: 7456
(973) 962-7063
Middle
Total Enrollment 422
Peter Cooper School
54 Roger Court
ZIP: 7456
(973) 835-5844
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Robert Erskine School
88 Erskine Road
ZIP: 7456
(973) 962-7026
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Skylands School Fot The Exceptional
C O Ryerson School, Valley Rd
ZIP: 7456
(973) 962-1122
Other
Total Enrollment 7

Ringwood Private Schools

Countryside Childcare And Learning Center
4 Countryside Lane Ste 1
ZIP: 7456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Kradle 2 Kindergarten - Ringwood
1131 Greenwood Lake Tpke Ste A
ZIP: 7456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Papillon Montessori School
1 Carletondale Rd
ZIP: 7456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Ringwood Christian School
30 Carletondale Rd
ZIP: 7456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St Catherine Of Bologna School
112 Erskine Rd
ZIP: 7456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
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