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Overview

Introduction to Wyckoff, New Jersey

Wyckoff, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 18 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,508 people lived in Wyckoff.

Wyckoff History

The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. Wyckoff was initially a part of the Saddle River Township. Most of the early settlers were Dutch, and a major part of the land was used for farming purposes. Rail service began in 1870, and gradually the infrastructure started developing. Wyckoff was officially incorporated on November 2, 1926. The town possibly derives its name from either the Lenape word "wickoff," which means "high ground," or from "wickok", meaning "water." According to other sources, however, the town was named after Brooklyn judge Pieter Claesen Wyckoff.

Wyckoff and nearby Attractions

  • George Washington Bridge
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Hartung Lake
  • Sicomac Church
  • Glen Rock Arboretum
  • High Mountain Golf Course

Things To Do In Wyckoff

Wyckoff is ideally located near many of the attractions in the city of New York. From here one can visit the George Washington Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. A trip to the Bergen County Zoological Park can be perfect for visitors with small children. The town of Wyckoff also has a number of beautiful waterbodies like the Ziegler Pond, the Hartung Lake, the Rambaut Lake, Spring Lake and Maple Lake. One can also spend a day at the Glen Rock Arboretum or the High Mountain Golf Course nearby.

Wyckoff Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Wyckoff Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at a number of colleges and universities nearby, including the Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Passaic County Community College, the William Paterson University of New Jersey, and the Bergen Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,119
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+7,620
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married62.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.9%
Median Earnings25+$79,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,721

Wealth

Median Family Income$167,278
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,594
Median House Value$711,500

Ancestry

Italian29.6%
Irish22.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
German13.2%
English6.5%
Polish5.6%
Dutch4.9%
Russian3.4%
Arab2.1%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
US/American1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
Austrian1%
Swedish0.9%
Greek0.9%
Albanian0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Iranian0.8%
Jordanian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
African0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
South African0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Wyckoff Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7481
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.99
Approximate Longitude-74.16

Wyckoff 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
Distance7.2 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
StationSUFFERN
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance12.8 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
Allendale6,767$158,088
Franklin Lakes10,810$179,042
Midland Park7,283$128,125
Ramsey15,000$168,125
Ridgewood25,430$184,213
Waldwick9,922$122,109

Wyckoff Public Libraries

Wyckoff Free Public Library
200 WOODLAND AVENUE
Wyckoff, New Jersey
(201) 891-4866

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Wyckoff Hospitals

Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital
(Non-profit)
301 Sicomac Avenue
(201) 848-5200

Wyckoff Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
325 Mason Ave
ZIP: 7481
(201) 848-5720
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
420 Grandview Ave
ZIP: 7481
(201) 848-5710
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
344 Calvin Ct
ZIP: 7481
(201) 848-5750
Middle
Total Enrollment 788
George Washington Elementary School
270 Woodland Ave
ZIP: 7481
(201) 848-5740
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Sicomac Elementary School
356 Sicomac Ave
ZIP: 7481
(201) 848-5730
Primary
Total Enrollment 308

Wyckoff Private Schools

Eastern Christian Middle School
518 Sicomac Ave
ZIP: 7481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
St Elizabeth School
Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 7481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 237
The Apple Tree Child Development Center
545 Goffle Rd Ste 2
ZIP: 7481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Wyckoff Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
485 Wyckoff Ave
ZIP: 7481
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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