Introduction to Wantage, New Jersey

Wantage, New Jersey is 26 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 40 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Sussex county. The town is part of the Newark metro area.

Wantage History

The area that is now referred to as Wantage was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Dutch settlers arrived in the area sometime in the 17th century. Local lore suggests that this township was either named after Wantage in England, or based on an Indian word, which means "wise speaker."

Wantage and nearby Attractions

  • Space Farms Zoological Park and Museum
  • Wallkill Lake
  • Wawayanda State Park
  • Hidden Valley
  • Highland Lake
  • Van Riper-Hopper House

Things To Do In Wantage

People at Wantage have ready access to many diverse and interesting opportunities. One can go skiing at nearby Hidden Valley. It is also home to the Wawayanda Lake, which is popular among those wishing to relax in beautiful surroundings.

Wantage Transportation

Stewart International Airport provides regular flights.

Wantage Higher Education

One can enroll at Orange County Community College or Sussex County Community College for higher studies.

Wantage Almanac

County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes7461
Phone Area Codes973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.2
Approximate Longitude-74.6

Wantage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

StationSUSSEX 2 NE
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip48 inches
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
Distance16.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Wantage Public Schools

Clifton E Lawrence
31 Ryan Road
ZIP: 7461
(973) 875-8820
Total Enrollment 377
Wantage Elementary School
815 Route 23
ZIP: 7461
(973) 875-4589
Total Enrollment 358

Wantage Private Schools

Kiddie Academy Of Wantage
9 Boulder Hills Blvd
ZIP: 7461
Total Enrollment 3
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