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Overview

Introduction to Tenafly, New Jersey

Tenafly, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 12 miles N of New York, New York. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area.

Tenafly History

During the late 1600s, the present day Tenafly was settled for the first time by the Dutch. It derived its name from the Dutch term "Tiene Vly" meaning "garden meadow." It was incorporated on January 24, 1894 as a borough.

Tenafly and nearby Attractions

  • African Art Museum of the Sma
  • Davis Johnson Park
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
  • Pascack Brook County Park
  • Bergenfield Museum
  • Wave Hill

Things To Do In Tenafly

Tenafly offers many recreational activities. You can visit the museums and historic sites to explore the past of the town. In addition, there are many restaurants, theaters, and art galleries in Tenafly.

Tenafly Transportation

Teterboro Airport is the nearest major airport.

Tenafly Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Yeshiva University, Cuny Bronx Community College, Manhattan College and Monroe College - Bronx Campus are all close to the town.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,821
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+6,050
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married65.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher77.3%
Median Earnings25+$87,774
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$170,697
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time43 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation18.1%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,599
Median House Value$750,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46%
Irish11.9%
Italian9.3%
Russian8.9%
German5.5%
Polish4.7%
English4.1%
Israeli2.7%
Hungarian2.6%
Greek2.6%
West Indian1.1%
Cypriot1.1%
Austrian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Turkish0.8%
Dutch0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
US/American0.6%
Arab0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Tenafly Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7670
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.91
Approximate Longitude-73.95

Tenafly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance9.8 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
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bergenfield27,513$96,662
Cresskill8,745$133,583
Demarest5,007$172,381
Dumont17,788$110,517
Englewood28,184$91,039
Englewood Cliffs5,405$143,636

Tenafly Public Libraries

Tenafly Free Public Library
100 RIVEREDGE ROAD
Tenafly, New Jersey
(201) 568-8680

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Tenafly Public Schools

J Spencer Smith School
101 Downey Drive
ZIP: 7670
(201) 816-7715
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Malcolm S Mackay School
111 Jefferson Avenue
ZIP: 7670
(201) 816-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Ralph S Maugham School
111 Magnolia Avenue
ZIP: 7670
(201) 816-7705
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Tenafly High School
19 Columbus Drive
ZIP: 7670
(201) 166-0100
High
Total Enrollment 1158
Tenafly Middle School
10 Sunset Lane
ZIP: 7670
(201) 816-4530
Middle
Total Enrollment 844
Walter Stillman School
75 Tenafly Road
ZIP: 7670
(201) 816-7710
Primary
Total Enrollment 403

Tenafly Private Schools

Lubavitch On The Palisades
11 Harold St
ZIP: 7670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel
10 County Rd
ZIP: 7670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
The Montessori House
426 Knickerbocker Rd
ZIP: 7670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
The Spring School
67 N Summit St
ZIP: 7670
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
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