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Overview

Introduction to Waldwick, New Jersey

Waldwick, New Jersey is 6 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center) and 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is located in Bergen County.

Waldwick History

The area now known as Waldwick was formerly inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape tribe of Native Americans. The Dutch took control in 1624, following the establishment of the Nieuw Amsterdam colony. Immigration was triggered by the annexation of Nieuw Amsterdam by the English in 1664. Another population boom occurred after the Erie Railroad established a stop in the region in the late 19th century. The community was officially incorporated on April 7th, 1919. The word "Waldwick" means "a place in the woods."

Waldwick and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Ramapo Valley County Reservation
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Kingsland Point County Park

Things To Do In Waldwick

The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum showcases works of art depicting nature and wildlife, while the New Jersey Children's Museum features a medieval castle and a children's-sized grocery. Old Stone House Museum, Pascack Historical Society Museum, and Schoolhouse Museum display artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the history and culture of the region. Several other places of historic interest are nearby including the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the DeWint House, the Van Riper-Hopper House, and the Ringwood Manor. Waldwick, located at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains, offers easy access to the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and Campgaw Mountain Reservation. These areas include nature trails as well as fishing and camping sites. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, George Washington Bridge, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and Bergen County Zoological Park are other popular destinations in the area.

Waldwick Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Waldwick Higher Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, and Rockland Community College are the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,922
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+5,267
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married62.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.7%
Median Earnings25+$61,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,034
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,806

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,109
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation8.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,968
Median House Value$428,600

Ancestry

Italian30.8%
Irish27%
German18.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
Dutch5.2%
English4.9%
Polish4.8%
Hungarian2.8%
French Except Basque1.5%
Russian1.5%
Scottish1.5%
Arab1.4%
Greek1.3%
Slovak1%
African0.8%
Ugandan0.8%
Egyptian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
US/American0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Maltese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Waldwick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7463
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.01
Approximate Longitude-74.12

Waldwick 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
Distance7.5 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
Distance10.7 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
Distance14.9 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
Midland Park7,283$128,125
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Ridgewood25,430$184,213
Saddle River3,241$150,341
Woodcliff Lake5,844$181,979

Waldwick Public Libraries

Waldwick Public Library
19 E. PROSPECT STREET
Waldwick, New Jersey
(201) 652-5104

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Waldwick Public Schools

Crescent Elementary School
165 Crescent Avenue
ZIP: 7463
(201) 445-0690
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Julia A Traphagen School
153 Summit Avenue
ZIP: 7463
(201) 445-0730
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Waldwick High School
155 Wyckoff Avenue
ZIP: 7463
(201) 652-9000
High
Total Enrollment 464
Waldwick Middle School
155 Wyckoff Avenue
ZIP: 7463
(201) 652-9000
Middle
Total Enrollment 346

Waldwick Private Schools

The Forum School
107 Wyckoff Ave
ZIP: 7463
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 107
The Little School Of Waldwick
40 Franklin Tpke Ste C
ZIP: 7463
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Waldwick Seventh-day Adventist School
70 Wyckoff Ave
ZIP: 7463
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 90
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