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Overview

Introduction to Wanaque, New Jersey

Wanaque, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 7 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 21 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Bergen - Passaic area.

Wanaque History

Until 1918, Wanaque was a part of the Pompton Township. It was incorporated on February 23, 1918 as an independent borough. Wanaque derived its name from an Indian term meaning "place where the sassafras tree grows."

Wanaque and nearby Attractions

  • Ringwood Manor House Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Silas Condict Park
  • Van Riper-Hopper House
  • Paterson Museum

Things To Do In Wanaque

The Recreation Department of Wanaque organizes numerous athletic and other recreational activities. The town also offers facilities for skiing and golf courses. You can also visit the Butler Museum, the Fairy Tale Forest and Weis Ecology Center, which are close to Wanaque.

Wanaque Transportation

Teterboro Airport is nearby.

Wanaque Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by William Paterson University of New Jersey, Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,636
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens22.5%
Employed Population 16+5,541
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$50,192
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,548

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,500
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,462
Median House Value$295,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
Italian25.5%
Irish20.4%
German11.9%
Polish8.2%
Dutch5.3%
English4.6%
French Except Basque3.2%
Russian3.2%
Arab2.2%
Portuguese1.5%
Syrian1.4%
Austrian1.2%
Swiss1.2%
West Indian1%
Jamaican0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Jordanian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Albanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Wanaque Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7465
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.04
Approximate Longitude-74.29

Wanaque Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWANAQUE RAYMOND DAM
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance11.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomingdale7,995$81,354
Butler7,773$111,613
Franklin Lakes10,810$179,042
Oakland13,041$123,264
Pompton Lakes11,163$108,867
Riverdale4,206$116,500

Wanaque Public Libraries

Wanaque Borough Free Public Library
616 RINGWOOD AVENUE
Wanaque, New Jersey
(973) 839-4434

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Wanaque Public Schools

Lakeland Regional High School
205 Conklintown Road
ZIP: 7465
(973) 835-1900
High
Total Enrollment 962
Wanaque Elementary School
First Street
ZIP: 7465
(973) 835-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
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