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Elmwood Park

Borough of Elmwood Park

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Bergen County
    Elmwood Park
      County all: 
    Bergen | Passaic
      County FIPS: 
    34003 | 34031
    40°54′16″N 74°07′10″W
      Area total: 
    2.72 sq mi (7.06 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.64 sq mi (6.85 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.08 sq mi (0.21 km²)
    46 ft (14 m)
    Incorporated April 18, 1916 (as East Paterson) Renamed January 1, 1973 (to Elmwood Park)
  •   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: 

    Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    8,105.2 residents per square mile of area (3,129.4/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Elmwood Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It is a bedroom suburb located 14 miles (23 km) from New York City. As of the 2010 United States census, the borough's population was 19,403, reflecting an increase of 478 (+2.5%) from the 18,925 counted in the 2000 Census. The borough borders Paterson and Clifton in Passaic County across the Passaic River to the West; Fair Lawn to the North and East; Saddle Brook to the East; and Garfield to the South. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names within the borough include Cherry Hill, Dundee Lake, Passaic Junction and Rosemont. In November 1972, residents voted to change the name of the borough to Elmwood Park. The new name became official on January 1, 1973, and the borough has strict blue laws, which require most businesses to be closed on Sunday. A trip clockwise along the border from the Northwest corner runs along Willow Street, SSE along Cyril Avenue, ENE along New Jersey Route 4 (Broadway) and WSW along Rosario Court, continuing WSW. and between Garwood Court North and Kipp Avenue, and N along the middle of the Passiac River. The Borough of East Paterson was formed on April 18, 1916, when a section of Saddle River Township voted to secede from the township. In 1917, residents of the Rosemont section of the township voted to be annexed to East PatERSON.


The borough borders Paterson and Clifton in Passaic County across the Passaic River to the West; Fair Lawn to the North and East; Saddle Brook to the East; and Garfield to the South. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names within the borough include Cherry Hill, Dundee Lake, Passaic Junction and Rosemont. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.73 square miles (7.06 km²), including 2.64square miles (6.85 km²) of land and 0.08sq mi (0.21sq mi) of water (3.00%). The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from ENE along Willow Street to N along the middle of the Passiac River. It is also on New Jersey Route 4 (Broadway) and the Bergen County Line. The borough has a population of 2,788. The population of the borough as of the 2010 United States Census was 2,816. The Borough's total area is 2,787 square miles, including 2,638 square miles of land (2,836 km² and 0,087 sq mi of water). The borough's population as of 2010 was 1,817. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in the borough, which is on the Turnpikes' eastern edge. It has an area of 1,716 square miles. The United States National Park Service has a ranger station in the Borough.


As of the 2000 United States census there were 18,925 people, 7,089 households, and 5,075 families residing in the borough. Same-sex couples headed 49 households in 2010, an increase from the 33 counted in 2000. The median household income was $66,719 (with a margin of error of +/ $8,506) in 2010. The per capita income for the borough was $29,959 (+/ $2,217). About 3.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3. 7% of those under 18 and 8.2% ofThose 65 and older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25. The population was 75.37% (14,624) White, 5.25% (1,019) Black or African American, 0.33% (65) Native American, 10.72% (2,080) Asian,0.02% (4) Pacific Islander and 2.83% (549) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.22% (4,117) of thePopulation. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household incomes was $75,587 (+/$4,326) The median income for a household in the Borough was $59,131. Males had a median income of $50,943 (-/ $1,704) versus $41,654 (+ / $3,193) for females.

Arts and culture

Musical groups from the borough include the hardcore punk band Adrenalin O.D. The borough is home to the New York City Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry, which was founded in 1903. The city is also home to a number of cultural institutions, such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library, which were established in 1903 and 1903 respectively. It is also the birthplace of the composer Robert Schulder, who was born and raised in the borough. The town is also known for its fine art, particularly in the form of painting and sculpture. It also has a long history of being a popular destination for visitors to the U.S. and the world at large, especially in the early 1900s and early 20th century, when it was known as the "birthplace of American art" and "the birthplace of American culture" The borough has also been the site of several notable sporting events, including the World Series of Boxing, the Olympics, the Summer Olympics, and the Summer Paralympic Games. It was also the home of the American football team, which won a gold medal in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the World Cup in 1968 and the 1988 Summer Olympics. It has been home to many sports teams, including New York Yankees, New York Mets and New York Rangers, and has been the home to several professional sports teams in the last decade, including rugby, football, and basketball. It's also the location of one of the world's oldest football grounds, the Brooklyn Nets, which opened in 1988.


Elmwood Park is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. 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) The borough is located in the 9th Congressional District and the 35th state legislative district. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). As of 2022, the Mayor of Elmwood Park was Republican Robert Colletti, whose term of office expires December 31, 2023. Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members. The County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term) are the other constitutional offices. As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 10,470 registered voters in Elm Wood Park, which means there were 3,256 (1.31% of the total population) registered to vote.


The Elmwood Park Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 202021 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,586 students and 195.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 13.2:1. The district offers 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. Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen county Technical Schools. The Elmwood park High School Crusaders football team went into a lengthy period of decline. The Crusader football team had a 41-game losing streak in effect from 2002 until September 30, 2006, when they defeated the Manchester Regional High School Falcons, 3314, ending the four-year-long losing streak. The school's mascot is the "Crusaders" and the school's colors are blue, white, and yellow. The town's nickname is "Elmwood Park," which means "Tree of Life" in English. The borough has a reputation for having a high school football team that has won several state championship titles in the 1970s and 1980s. It also has a long history of football success, winning the New Jersey State High School Football Championship in the early 1970s, and winning the NJSIAA state championship in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Emergency services

Elmwood Park has four fire stations. It also has a police department. It has a volunteer fire department, which was disbanded in 2019 due to declining numbers of volunteers. Elmwood Park also has an EMS service, which is paid for by the city. It is located on the corner of Grove Street and Market Street. It was established in the 1960s, and has a fire station on Grove Street. There is also a police station on Market Street, and a station on Martha Avenue. There are also two fire stations on Martha Ave. and Veterans Place, which are located at the intersection of Veterans Place and Grove Street, which were established in 2009. It had a volunteer Fire Department in the 60s, but it was disbanded due to decline in volunteers. It now has a paid EMS service. It's located on Market St. and Grove St. it's located at 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street, where it was founded in the 1970s. It used to have a volunteer Police Department, which has since been disbanded. There's also a fire department on Grove St., which is located at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, with a station at 4th Avenue and 4th Street. The fire station is at the junction of 2nd and 3th Avenue. It can be reached by phone at (844) 615-788-8255. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The police department is on 1st Avenue and 1st Street and 1nd Street.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 52.86 miles (85.07 km) of roadways, of which 41.87 miles (67.38 km) were maintained by the municipality. Route 4, Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and the Garden State Parkway serve Elmwood Park. NJ Transit buses 160 and 161 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, with local service on the 702, 712, 758 and 770 routes. The Passaic-Bergen Rail Line is a proposed rail system that is planned to have a stop in Elmwood park. The nearest stations are the Radburn and Broadway stations in Fair Lawn. The borough has a population of 2,816. It is located in the Bergen County portion of the New Jersey Bay Area, which is part of the Hudson County region of New Jersey. It also has a section of the Passaic County area, part of which is the Bay County area. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority maintains 1.64 miles (2.64km) of the state's state-maintained turnpike system. The town's population is 2,715, making it the second-largest borough in New Jersey, after Newark. It has a total population of 3,814. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle of the Civil War, which lasted from April 18, 1871 to April 24, 1875.

Points of interest

Artesian Fields County Park consists of athletic fields, a walking path, a lake beach, a small zoo, and a playground. Parkway Lanes is a bowling alley located at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Route 46 that has been in operation since June 1959. The Marcal Paper Company Plant was a landmark until its destruction by fire in January 2019. In January 2020, one year and one day following the devastating fire that destroyed the Mill, MarCal Paper officially restarted paper manufacturing. The House of Loud, recording studio where numerous metalcore, punk and post-hardcore bands recorded such as Pierce the Veil, Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Papa Roach and Bring Me the Horizon. The Van Houten-Hillman House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 9, 1983. It was named for Cornelius J. Van H outen who constructed the house c.1782 and Herman Hillman who purchased it in 1898. Its parent company, Soundview Paper Company, continues to make Marcal paper products. The Bergen County-owned park is located on Boulevard and Gilbert Street. The park consists of sports fields, an athletic field, a walk path and a beach. It is also home to a zoo, which has been open since the 1970s and is open to the public. It also has a small park with a playground, which was opened in the 1990s. There is also a golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a baseball diamond.


White supremacist groups had been meeting at a local branch of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics since the 1990s. David Duke stopped there during his 1988 presidential campaign. On September 25, 2007, the locks were changed, reported the secretary treasurer of the JOUAM. Numerous boxes containing tapes and books were recovered by the police, which were sent to the FBI. "As soon as we found out, we took action," said the JouAM secretary treasurer, referring to the revelation that some members of the chapter were white power activists. "We are not a white power group. We are a black power group," said a member, "and we are very proud of our history and our heritage." "We don't want to be known as the place where David Duke met with his white supremacists," said another member of the group, "but we do want to make sure that we are known as a place where we have a voice and a place to express our views and opinions" "We want to show that we stand up for what we believe in," said one member. "That's what we're trying to do. We're not trying to be seen as some kind of racist group," he said. "It's just the way it is. We want to stand up and say that we're not a racist group, and that we have the right to have a say in what we want to do." "I don't think it's a good idea for people to meet with white supremacists in the first place," says a member of a Junior Order chapter, "because they're going to try to get you to do things that aren't right.".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Elmwood Park, 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 Elmwood Park = 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 21,422 individuals with a median age of 41.1 age the population dropped by -0.88% in Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 8,105.2 residents per square mile of area (3,129.4/km²). There are average 2.72 people per household in the 6,899 households with an average household income of $62,969 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 Elmwood Park per 100,000 population = 440.7.


The annual rainfall in Elmwood Park = 50.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 30.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 121. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 208. 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 Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 58.54%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 54 years with median home cost = $317,490 and home appreciation of -5.76%. 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 $6,573 per student. There are 22 students for each teacher in the school, 1074 students for each Librarian and 596 students for each Counselor. 4.80% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.56% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.94% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Elmwood Park's population in Bergen County, New Jersey of 17,623 residents in 1990 has increased 1,22-fold to 21,422 residents after 30 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.63% female residents and 48.37% male residents live in Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 42.11% are single population.

  • 27 minutes is the average time that residents in Elmwood Park 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.

    79.81% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.20% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.09% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.96% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, 58.54% are owner-occupied homes, another 38.70% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.76% are vacant.

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

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