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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.

People

Total Population 9,902
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 5,038
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 60.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.1%
Median Earnings25+ $61,178
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,767
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,295

Wealth

Median Family Income $121,492
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,893
Median House Value $424,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0.6%
English 5%
Irish 26.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Waldwick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07463
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.01
Longitude -74.118

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)

Station SUFFERN
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allendale 6,717 $153,333
Midland Park 7,269 $120,045
Ramsey 14,889 $160,386
Ridgewood 25,370 $176,673
Saddle River 3,229 $138,542
Woodcliff Lake 5,818 $185,650

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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