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Overview

Introduction to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, in Bergen County, is 9 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 22 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Upper Saddle River History

The first European settlers in this area were Dutch, arriving in the 1700s and establishing a number of mills along the Saddle River. Upper Saddle River was incorporated as a borough on November 22, 1894. It was formed from portions of Orvil Township and Hohokus Township. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the community was primarily rural. However, Upper Saddle River experienced significant growth during the mid 1900s due to the suburban growth of New Jersey.

Upper Saddle River and nearby Attractions

  • American Irish Historical Society
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Apollo Theater
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • American Labor Museum

Things To Do In Upper Saddle River

Various museums and historical sites are easily accessible from Upper Saddle River. These include the American Labor Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Bergenfield Museum, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the Van Riper-Hopper House. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Palisades Interstate Park and Ramapo Valley County Reservation offer facilities for fishing, boating, camping and various other activities. Darlington County Park features beaches, two lakes, volleyball, tennis and handball courts, and fishing, picnicking and swimming opportunities. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club.

Upper Saddle River Transportation

Laguardia Airport is the closest major airport.

Upper Saddle River Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Bergen Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,301
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+3,613
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married67.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.8%
Median Earnings25+$78,958
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,774

Wealth

Median Family Income$190,313
% Above Poverty Level99.5%
% Below Poverty Level0.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone10.9%
Median Gross Rent$2,414
Median House Value$905,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.4%
Italian20.7%
Irish19.6%
German9.1%
English6.6%
Russian5.7%
Polish4.7%
US/American3.2%
French Except Basque3%
Iranian3%
Greek2.8%
Dutch1.6%
Arab1.5%
West Indian1.1%
Israeli1%
Scottish0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Serbian0.1%
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Upper Saddle River Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7458
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-74.09

Upper Saddle River 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
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance14 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
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance14.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allendale6,767$158,088
Mahwah26,434$132,379
Park Ridge8,854$129,982
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Saddle River3,241$150,341
Woodcliff Lake5,844$181,979

Upper Saddle River Public Libraries

Upper Saddle River Public Library
245 LAKE STREET
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
(201) 327-2583

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Upper Saddle River Public Schools

Edith A. Bogert Elementary School
391 W Saddle River Rd
ZIP: 7458
(201) 961-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Robert D Reynolds Primary School
391 W Saddle River Rd
ZIP: 7458
(201) 961-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Emil A. Cavallini Middle School
392 W Saddle River Rd
ZIP: 7458
(201) 961-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 478
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