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Overview

Introduction to River Edge, New Jersey

River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 13 miles N of New York, New York. It's part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

River Edge History

River Edge was originally known as Riverside. It was officially incorporated as the Borough of Riverside in June 1894. It was formed from portions of land taken from Midland Township. In December of 1930, its name was changed to River Edge.

River Edge and nearby Attractions

  • New Bridge Landing
  • Campbell-Christie House
  • Steuben House
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science

Things To Do In River Edge

The borough has several parks with gardens, picnic areas and facilities for various sports like tennis, baseball, basketball and softball. There are playgrounds for kids as well. River Edge also has a local swim club.

River Edge Transportation

The La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.

River Edge Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities include Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Yeshiva University and Manhattan College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,586
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+6,032
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56%
Median Earnings25+$61,338
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,172
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$143,309
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation18.8%

Housing

People Living Alone17.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,404
Median House Value$470,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.6%
Italian19.4%
Irish15.7%
German7.9%
Polish5.5%
English4.5%
Russian3.6%
Arab1.8%
Hungarian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Greek1.2%
Scottish1.1%
West Indian1%
Brazilian0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
African0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
Ghanaian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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River Edge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7661
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.92
Approximate Longitude-74.04

River Edge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance10.6 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
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance10.8 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
StationSCARSDALE
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bergenfield27,513$96,662
Dumont17,788$110,517
Maywood9,726$96,667
New Milford16,682$104,795
Oradell8,160$163,295
Paramus26,795$120,960

River Edge Public Libraries

River Edge Free Public Library
685 ELM AVENUE
River Edge, New Jersey
(201) 261-1663

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River Edge Public Schools

Cherry Hill School
410 Bogert Rd
ZIP: 7661
(201) 261-3405
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Roosevelt School
711 Summit Ave
ZIP: 7661
(201) 261-1546
Primary
Total Enrollment 455

River Edge Private Schools

Jewish Education For Special Children
666 Kinderkamack Rd
ZIP: 7661
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Rosenbaum Yeshiva Of North Jersey
666 Kinderkamack Rd
ZIP: 7661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 912
Sinai School At Rynj
666 Kinderkamack Rd
ZIP: 7661
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
St Peter Academy
431 5th Ave
ZIP: 7661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Stepping Stone Learning Center
340 Bogert Rd
ZIP: 7661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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