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Borough of Carlstadt

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Bergen County
      County FIPS: 
    40°49′35″N 74°03′44″W
      Area total: 
    4.21 sq mi (10.90 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.95 sq mi (10.22 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.26 sq mi (0.67 km²)
    13 ft (4 m)
    Incorporated June 27, 1894
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,614.4 residents per square mile of area (623.3/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Carlstadt is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,127, reflecting an increase of 210 (+3.5%) from the 5,917 counted in the 2000 Census. Carlstadt was originally formed as a village by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1860, within Lodi Township. Most sources indicate that the community was named for Dr. Carl Klein, the leader of a group of early German settlers who led the project to establish the community though Henry Gannett stated that the name derived from the city of Karlovac in Croatia, which was known as "Carlstadt" in German. The borough is approximately 8 miles (13 km) northwest of New York City and 95 miles (153 km) northeast of Philadelphia. It is bordered on the south by East Rutherford, Secaucus and North Bergen in Hudson County, on the north by Wood-Ridge and Moonachie (Bergen) to the east by Ridgefield and South Hackensack (Ber gen), and to the northwest by Wallington (Ber Gen) The borough was incorporated on June 27, 1894, formally set off from Bergen Township. The population was 81.41% (4,988) White, 2.38% (146) Black or African American, 0.16% (10) Native American, 8.23% (504) Asian, 5.35% (328) from other races, and 2.40% (147) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.02% (1,104) of the population.


Carlstadt is located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of New York City and 95 miles (153 km) northeast of Philadelphia. The borough is bordered on the south by East Rutherford in Bergen County, Secaucus and North Bergen in Hudson County, on the north by Wood-Ridge and Moonachie (Bergen) and to the east by Ridgefield and South Hackensack. The U.S. Census Bureau says the borough had a total area of 4.21 square miles (10.90 km²) of land and 0.26 square miles of water (6.18%) as of the census of 2000. It is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey's East River and the Hudson River, and runs from Long Island to Long Island. The town of Carlstadt was founded in the 17th century and was named after Carlstadt, New Jersey. It was the first town in the state to have a post office, which opened in 1788. It has been the site of the New York State Department of Health since the 1930s, when it opened a branch in Carlstadt. Carlstadt is a part of the Bergen-Hudson County Joint Council, which also includes the towns of East Rutherford and Wallington. The city of Wallington is located to the northwest of the borough, and is part of Bergen and Hudson Counties. It had a population of 1,788 in the 2000 census.


As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,917 people, 2,393 households, and 1,593 families residing in the borough. Same-sex couples headed 14 households in 2010, an increase from the 11 counted in 2000. The median household income was $62,255 (with a margin of error of +/ $9,455) and the median family Income was $71,506 (+/ $5,117) The racial makeup of the borough was 88.90% White, 1.37% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.19% Asian,0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 7.99% of the population. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04. In the borough the age distribution shows 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7%. The median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 92.1 males. About 7.2% of families and 6.8% of. the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those over 65. The borough's median income for a household in the 2010 census was $55,058. The per capita income for the borough in 2010 was $30,403.


Pantone, corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, supplying color space to the printing industry. Lion Brand Yarns, America's oldest manufacturer of craft yarn. Yoo-hoo, a chocolate drink manufactured by Keurig Dr Pepper. The town's population is about 6,000. It is located on the banks of the Susquehanna River. It has a population of about 5,000 people. The city is located near the town of Carlstadt. It was founded in 1881. It's located on a river. It had a population in 1891. It now has a Population of about 605. It also has a GDP of about $1.2 billion. The area's economy is based on manufacturing. It employs about 6500 people, mostly in the manufacturing industry. The county's economy has grown by about 1.5 percent since the turn of the century. Its population is around 6,500 people. Its economy is centered on manufacturing, which employs about 4,000 workers. The state's economy grew by 1.7 percent in the same period. It grew by 2.2 percent in 2011. It made a profit of $2.1 million in the year. It makes a profit in 2012. It produces about $3.2 million in annual sales. The region's economy makes up about 3% of the state's GDP. It suffers from a high unemployment rate, which is higher than the national average. Its unemployment rate is 1.9 percent.


Carlstadt is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 36th state legislative district. The borough form of government is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members who are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis. In January 2014, Joseph Emerson was appointed from among three nominees offered to fill the vacant seat of Dennis Ritchie that was scheduled to expire in December 2014. As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,420 registered voters in Carlstadt, of which 897 were registered as Democrats, 734 as Republicans and 1,788 as Unaffiliated. Among the borough's 55 residents, 55% (vs. 57% in Bergen county) were aged 18 to 70, including 70% of those ages 18 to 73. In Carlstadt's 2010 Census, 55.8% of the population was under the age of 25, including 73% of over-65s. The town's population was 55,813 (vs 57,1% in county) in 2010 Census. For the 2022-2023 session, the 36th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented.


Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are served by the Carlstadt Public Schools. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 562 students and 45.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 12.5:1. For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford. Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Ber gen County Technical Schools. The Bergen county Technical Schools offer programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district. Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities. Four seats are allocated to Carlstadt, with four seats allocated to East Rutherford, and the borough has one seat on the board of directors for the regional school district, which is based in Hackensack. The high school had anrollment of 491 students and 37.2 classroom teachers as of the 2014-15 school year. The district offers programs on an shared- time or full time basis, and tuition is covered by students' home school districts. The school district also offers programs at the Bergen Tech campuses in Teterboro or Paramus.

Emergency services

The Carlstadt Fire Department (CFD) is an all-volunteer fire department. The Carlstadt Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CVAC) was established on January 1, 1974. CVAC is led by a corps voted Captain and Lieutenant, and are managed by a Board of Officers composed solely of corps members. They currently operate two Ford ambulances and a Ford utility vehicle, also owned by the Borough. They responds to approximately 1,500 emergency calls per year. The Police Department is headed by Police Chief Thomas Cox. The CFD was organized in March 1872 and consists of one Chief, one assistant chief, one deputy chief and one battalion chief. The Chief of the Department for 2022 is Matt Moran, Assistant Chief is John Harr, Deputy Chief is Bob Ruff, and Battalion Chief is James Schmidt. The borough is part of NJ's First Aid Council, District 24. It is located at 424 Hackensack Street in Carlstadt, New Jersey, and has a population of 2,000. It was founded as a borough in 1872, and is now home to a borough council. It has a mayor, a council, a police chief, a fire chief, and a fire marshal. Its fire department is staffed by 80 fully trained firefighters. It currently operates three engines, a ladder truck, a heavy rescue vehicle and a boat. It also has a volunteer ambulance corps, with roughly 25 volunteer members on the roster (Emergency Medical Technicians and First Responders).


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 27.82 miles (44.77 km) of roadways. Route 120, County Route 503, and the western spur of the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) serve Carlstadt. The 18W high-speed tollgate is located in the borough, but the nearest turnpike interchange is in East Rutherford. Carlstadt once had a rail station on the Hackensack and New York Railroad, which closed in 1967, and was located on tracks that are used by NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line.NJ Transit bus service is available to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 161, 163 and 164 routes; to Newark on the 76; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 703 and 772 routes. The borough is home to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which is an entry and exit point for the New York Yankees and New Jersey Giants. The New York City Marathon is held in Carlstadt every year on September 11, with a finish time of 4:30 p.m. (7:30 P.M. ET). Carlstadt is also the home of the Bergen County Fair, which runs through the end of October each year. It is the site of the World Series of Poker, which has been going on since the 1940s. It has also been home to a number of professional sports teams, including New Jersey State College and the University of New York at New York.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey = 15.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Carlstadt = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 6,372 individuals with a median age of 42.1 age the population grows by 2.23% in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,614.4 residents per square mile of area (623.3/km²). There are average 2.45 people per household in the 2,472 households with an average household income of $71,619 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.60% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.90%. The number of physicians in Carlstadt per 100,000 population = 440.7.


The annual rainfall in Carlstadt = 47.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 123. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 54.54%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 59 years with median home cost = $355,410 and home appreciation of 1.37%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.97 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $9,153 per student. There are 13 students for each teacher in the school, 552 students for each Librarian and 552 students for each Counselor. 2.13% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.41% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.77% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Carlstadt's population in Bergen County, New Jersey of 2,920 residents in 1900 has increased 2,18-fold to 6,372 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.91% female residents and 49.09% male residents live in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 45.65% are single population.

  • 26.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Carlstadt require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.15% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 10.25% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.10% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey, 54.54% are owner-occupied homes, another 40.75% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.71% are vacant.

  • The 71.52% of the population in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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