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Overview

Introduction to Westwood, New Jersey

Westwood, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 8 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 17 miles N of New York, New York. It is part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Westwood History

The early permanent settlers in this area started arriving in the mid 1700s. Among the first major landowners was Isaac Bogert, who bought 500 acres and settled down here with his family. In the early years of the 19th century, this area was known as Pleasantville. Its name was changed to Westwood in 1875. The borough was officially incorporated in May of 1894 and Isaac Bogert was named as its first mayor.

Westwood and nearby Attractions

  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • Pascack Brook County Park
  • Saddle River County Park
  • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Westwood

There are a number of places which provide opportunities for interesting activities in Westwood, like parks and museums.

Westwood Transportation

Laguardia Airport can be reached within a short drive.

Westwood Higher Education

Places offering higher education nearest to the town are the Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Manhattan College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,170
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+5,501
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.5%
Median Earnings25+$56,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,111

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,528
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation11.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,630
Median House Value$437,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.5%
Italian19.7%
German16.1%
Irish14.1%
Polish5.4%
English5.4%
Russian3.4%
Greek3.1%
Ukrainian2.5%
Slovak2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
West Indian1.9%
Arab1.7%
Jamaican1.6%
Hungarian1.3%
Brazilian1.2%
Austrian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
US/American0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Jordanian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Portuguese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Westwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7675, 7677
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-74

Westwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance14.8 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
Emerson7,621$124,688
Harrington Park4,790$154,471
Hillsdale10,454$134,728
Old Tappan5,942$160,000
Oradell8,160$163,295
River Vale9,970$159,179

Westwood Public Libraries

Westwood Free Public Library
49 PARK AVENUE
Westwood, New Jersey
(201) 664-0583

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Westwood Hospitals

Care One At Humc Pascack Valley
(Proprietary)
250 Old Hook Road, Fourth Floor
(732) 324-6090
Hackensack-umc At Pascack Valley
(Proprietary)
250 Old Hook Road
(201) 383-1074

Westwood Public Schools

Westwood Regional Middle School
23 Third Avenue
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-5560
Middle
Total Enrollment 433
Berkeley Elementary
47 Berkeley Ave
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-7760
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Brookside Elementary School
20 Lake Drive
ZIP: 7675
(201) 664-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 382

Westwood Private Schools

Zion Lutheran School
64 1st Ave
ZIP: 7675
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
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