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Overview

Introduction to Rochelle Park, New Jersey

Rochelle Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 12 miles NW of New York, New York.

Rochelle Park History

Rochelle Park traces its history to the sub-tribe, Minsi of the wolf totem, who were the early inhabitants of the area known as Hackensack. Rochelle Park was originally incorporated as the Township of Midland on March 7, 1871. On November 5, 1929, the area was reincorporated as Rochelle Park, named after the city of La Rochelle in France.

Rochelle Park and nearby Attractions

  • American Labor Museum
  • Brookdale Park
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Campgaw Mountain
  • Belmont Park race track

Things To Do In Rochelle Park

The American Labor Museum, the Belskie Museum of Art and Science, and the Meadowlands Museum are some of the local museums. Local parks and recreational areas include Brookdale Park, Pascack Brook County Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park. The Belmont Park race track, the Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are all accessible from Rochelle as well.

Rochelle Park Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Rochelle Park Higher Education

Bergen Community College, Felician College, Bloomfield College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and William Paterson University are located near Rochelle Park.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,634
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+2,880
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$53,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$52,831

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,446
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,475
Median House Value$351,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.4%
Italian22.6%
Irish13.5%
German11.1%
English5.2%
Polish3.8%
Russian3.6%
US/American2%
Arab1.5%
Egyptian1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Hungarian1%
French Except Basque1%
Greek0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Austrian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Rochelle Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7662
Phone Area Codes201,862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.91
Approximate Longitude-74.08

Rochelle 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)

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance8.4 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
Distance10.3 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
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmwood Park20,135$80,804
Hackensack44,271$67,043
Lodi24,654$59,648
Maywood9,726$96,667
River Edge11,586$143,309
Saddle Brook13,980$101,703

Rochelle Park Public Libraries

Rochelle Park Public Library
151 W. PASSAIC ST.
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
(201) 587-7730

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Rochelle Park Hospitals

Select Specialty Hospital - Northeast New Jersey
(Proprietary)
96 Parkway
(201) 221-2358

Rochelle Park Public Schools

Midland School #1
300 Rochelle Ave
ZIP: 7662
(201) 843-3120
Primary
Total Enrollment 465

Rochelle Park Private Schools

Sage Day At Rochelle Park
295 Rochelle Ave
ZIP: 7662
Secondary
Total Enrollment 88
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