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Overview

Introduction to West Milford, New Jersey

West Milford, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 15 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 29 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

West Milford History

Originally West Milford was known as New Milford. It was settled by the Dutch. These settlers built another town by the name of New Milford in eastern Bergen County. This eventually led to the renaming of the original New Milford into West Milford, when both towns applied for a post office at the same time in 1828. The area was incorporated as a municipality in March of 1834.

West Milford and nearby Attractions

  • Hidden Valley Resort
  • Campgaw Mountain Ski Area
  • Demarest Hill Winery
  • Franklin Mineral Museum
  • Cardinal Art Gallery
  • Camp Hope

Things To Do In West Milford

West Milford is situated in a beautiful, mountainous region that has over forty lakes. People have opportunity to indulge in many different activities like boating, fishing, biking and hiking. The area has a small town feel and considering its beautiful surroundings, its an ideal place to relax.

West Milford Transportation

Stewart International Airport is a short drive away.

West Milford Higher Education

Higher education facilities are offered nearby at Ramapo College.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,575
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+13,805
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.6%
Median Earnings25+$53,945
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,162
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,517

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,360
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,614
Median House Value$288,800

Ancestry

Irish24.7%
Italian24.1%
German21.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
English7.4%
Polish6.8%
Dutch6.4%
Scottish2.8%
Russian2.3%
French Except Basque2%
Norwegian1.8%
Hungarian1.4%
Slovak0.9%
Arab0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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West Milford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7480
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.1
Approximate Longitude-74.39

West Milford 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
Distance6.6 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
Distance7.2 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
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance18.5 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
Kinnelon10,239$151,984
Ringwood12,398$125,223
Vernon22,783$98,738
Wanaque11,636$92,500

West Milford Public Libraries

West Milford Township Library
1490 UNION VALLEY ROAD
West Milford, New Jersey
(973) 728-2820

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West Milford Public Schools

Apshawa Elementary School
140 High Crest Drive
ZIP: 7480
(973) 838-6515
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Macopin Middle School
70 Highlander Drive
ZIP: 7480
(973) 697-5691
Middle
Total Enrollment 579
Maple Road Elementary School
36 Maple Road
ZIP: 7480
(973) 697-3606
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Marshall Hill Elementary School
210 Marshall Hill Road
ZIP: 7480
(973) 728-3430
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
West Milford High School
67 Highlander Drive
ZIP: 7480
(973) 838-6515
High
Total Enrollment 1175
Westbrook Elementary School
55 Nosenzo Pond Road
ZIP: 7480
(973) 697-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 366

West Milford Private Schools

Apple Montessori School
836 Macopin Rd
ZIP: 7480
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Kiddie Academy
179 Cahill Cross Rd Ste 105
ZIP: 7480
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
New Biginnings Annex
36 Maple Rd
ZIP: 7480
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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