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Overview

Introduction to Wallington, New Jersey

Wallington, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 1 mile E of Passaic, New Jersey and 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area.

Wallington History

On January 2, 1895, Wallington was incorporated as a borough. It was named after Walling Van Winkle, one of the early settlers.

Wallington and nearby Attractions

  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Israel Crane House
  • Dahnert's Lake County Park
  • Lambert Castle Museum
  • Ellis Island

Things To Do In Wallington

There are a number of options for recreational activities near Wallington. Times Square is only a short drive away. One can also opt for a guided tour at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Ellis Island is also nearby.

Wallington Transportation

Flights are available from Laguardia International Airport.

Wallington Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are the Passaic County Community College, Bergen Community College, Hudson County Community College, Montclair State University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,618
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+5,848
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married53.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$38,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,109
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,871

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,050
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,134
Median House Value$359,700

Ancestry

Polish42.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Italian9.9%
Irish6.9%
German4.7%
Arab2.5%
Egyptian2%
English1.8%
Serbian1.3%
Macedonian1.2%
Slovak1.2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Russian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Turkish0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Lebanese0.5%
Haitian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Greek0.4%
US/American0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Australian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Estonian0.1%
African0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Wallington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7057
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-74.1

Wallington 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
Distance6.6 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
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance9.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlstadt6,238$88,281
East Rutherford9,236$92,813
Garfield31,456$54,897
Hasbrouck Heights12,124$101,011
Passaic70,536$37,663
Rutherford18,480$106,961

Wallington Public Libraries

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
92 HATHAWAY STREET
Wallington, New Jersey
(973) 471-1692

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Wallington Public Schools

Frank W. Gavlak Elementary School
106 King St
ZIP: 7057
(973) 777-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Jefferson Elementary School
32 Pine St
ZIP: 7057
(973) 777-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Wallington Junior Senior High School
234 Main Ave
ZIP: 7057
(973) 777-0808
High
Total Enrollment 537

Wallington Private Schools

Most Sacred Heart Jesus School
6 Bond St
ZIP: 7057
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
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