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Montvale

Borough of Montvale

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
      County: 
    Bergen County
      City: 
    Montvale
      County FIPS: 
    34003
      Coordinates: 
    41°03′17″N 74°02′50″W
      Area total: 
    4.03 sq mi (10.45 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.02 sq mi (10.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.03 km²)
      Elevation: 
    338 ft (103 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated August 31, 1894
  •   Latitude: 
    41,0507
      Longitude: 
    -74,0451
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    07645
      GMAP: 

    Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
    8,436
      Population density: 
    2,096.9 residents per square mile of area (809.6/km²)
      Household income: 
    $115,474
      Households: 
    2,679
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.90%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.97%

Montvale was incorporated as a borough on August 31, 1894, from portions of Orvil Township and Washington Township. As of the 2010 United States census, the borough's population was 7,844, reflecting an increase of 810 (+11.5%) from the 7,034 counted in the 2000 census. The borough borders six neighboring municipalities: Park Ridge, River Vale, Upper Saddle River and Woodcliff Lake in Bergen County; and both Pearl River (in the Town of Orangetown) and Chestnut Ridge in Rockland County, New York. Montvale is served by the Garden State Parkway at exits 171 and 172, as well as the New York State Thruway inChestnut Ridge. The Borough's name is derived from its topography.Montvale is nicknamed "The Pride of the Pascack Valley" and is located on the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 171, which is also known as the "Pascack River" exit for the Hudson-Bergen County line. It has a population of 7,944, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, with 2,872 housing units at an average density of 718.1 per square mile (277.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.83% (6,654) White, 1.03% (81) Black or African American, 0.08%. (6) Native American, 11.04% (866) Asian,0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, and 1.39% (109) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% (419) of the population.

History

Montvale was incorporated as a borough on August 31, 1894, from portions of Orvil Township and Washington Township. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. On May 20, 1959, portions of Montvale were passed to River Vale, and on December 9 and 14, 1965, territories were exchanged between Montvale and Upper Saddle River. Montvale is nicknamed "The Pride of the Pascack Valley". The borough's name is derived from its topography, and is often referred to as the "Pride of the Valley" and the "Pascack River" The borough has a population of 3,000, with the majority of its residents living in Montvale. It is located in the northern part of the county, near the town of Bergen, and the northern tip of the Bergen River. The town's population is 2,500, with most of its people living in the southern portion of the town, near Montvale's border with Hackensack. It has an area of 2,200 square miles (3,000 square kilometers) and is home to the Montvale High School. The school was founded in 1891. Mont Vale is located on the eastern edge of the borough, and was the first high school in the town to open in 1892. It was the second high school to open, after Bergen High School in 1896.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.03 square miles (10.45 km²) The borough borders six neighboring municipalities: Park Ridge, River Vale, Upper Saddle River and Woodcliff Lake in Bergen County; and both Pearl River (in the Town of Orangetown) and Chestnut Ridge in Rockland County. Montvale is served by the Garden State Parkway at exits 171 and 172, as well as the New York State Thruway inChestnut Ridge. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Chestnut ridge. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New York City. It is also on the Long Island Rail Road, which connects New Jersey with New York and New England. The township is on the West Side of the Hudson River, where it connects to the East Side of New York through the towns of Montvale and Ramapo. It also borders the townships of East Orange and Paramus, New York, and Rockland, New Jersey, which are on the other side of the Hackensack River and the West Branch River, respectively. It has a population of 2,816. The town of Mont Vale is located in the northern part of the borough, and the town of Ramapo is in the southern part of it. The population of the township is 2,715.

Demographics

As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 7,034 people, 2,509 households, and 1,999 families residing in the borough. Same-sex couples headed 10 households in 2010, an increase from the 8 counted in 2010. The median household income was $111,633 (with a margin of error of +/ $13,448) and the median family income was $140,026 (+/ $14,508) The racial makeup of the borough was 92.79% White, 0.44% African American,0.09% Native American, 5.36% Asian and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% (419) of the population. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.22. In the borough, the population was spread out, with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5%. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.1 males. The per capita income for the borough is $53,974 (+ / $7,262). About 3.6%. of families and 5.3% of the residents were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 1.5. of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Mercedes-Benz USA announced that they would be moving their headquarters from New Jersey to the Atlanta area later that year. The borough was the world headquarters for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (parent company of supermarket chains including A&P Markets, Pathmark and Waldbaum's) from the 1970s until its bankruptcy in 2015. Ingersoll Rand, Pentax and KPMG have a large local presence. The international marketing and commercial services headquarters of Western Union are located in Montvale. The Shoppes at DePiero's Farm is a strip mall that opened on September 24, 2017. It is located just off exit 172 of the Garden State Parkway, directly across from the former Mercedes-Benz headquarters office. Due to state blue laws in effect in Bergen County, most retail stores in the strip mall are closed on Sundays except for grocery stores and restaurants. Notable tenants include the first location of Wegmans inBergen County. The former Japanese firm, Sharp Corporation (Sharp US Headquarters) and Benjamin Moore are also located in the borough. The city of Montvale is home to the New Jersey Museum of Art, which was founded in 1872. The museum is located on the site of the former New Jersey State Department of Education building, which dates back to the 18th century. It was the home of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1876. The Museum is now located in New Jersey City, New Jersey.

Government

Montvale is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide. 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 Mayor is the chief executive officer of the Borough, and as such presides over all public meetings, provides leadership in the development of community projects and makes appointments to various boards. The Borough Council exercises all legislative powers including adoption of the municipal budget, bond ordinances and the general business of the community. Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a Board of County Commissioners. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Josh Gottheimer (D, Wyckoff). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025). For the 2022-2023 session, the 39th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature isrepresented in the State Senate by Holly Schepisi (R, River Vale) and in the General Assembly by Robert Auth (R, Old Tappan) and DeAnne DeFuccio (R, Upper Saddle River) Montvale is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New NJ's 39th state legislative district. The Montvale Borough Council's powers include adoption of ordinances; reviewing, revising and adopting the budget; making appropriations; levying taxes; authorizing bond issues; providing by ordinance for the creation and abolition of jobs.

Emergency services

Montvale has a volunteer fire department that was established in 1924. It is part of the Tri-Boro Volunteer Ambulance Corps, founded in 1938. Montvale's Office of Emergency Management participates bi-monthly in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) drills in Bergen County, New Jersey. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located in the Borough Hall on Mercedes Drive. The Montvale OEM consists of one OEM Coordinator, one Deputy OEM coordinator, a team of RACES members and a Community emergency response team. The police station is located at the Borough hall on Mercedes drive. Mont Vale is part the Tri/Boro volunteer ambulance corps, which provides free emergency service to those in the community who need it at any time. Its headquarters are located in Park Ridge near Mill Pond. The town is home to four fire stations: Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4, and Tower 5. It also has its own police department, which is based at the borough hall. The fire department has a chief, an assistant chief, two captain companies, and two lieutenant companies. The borough has a fire marshal, who is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has a police department that is based in the borough Hall. The community has a number of parks, including Mill Pond and Woodcliff Lake, which are home to the Montvale Fire Department's Engine 1 and Engine 2. The village also has a golf course, which was built in the 1950s.

Education

The Montvale Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 980 students and 88.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 11.1:1. Public school students from Montvale in ninth through twelfth grades attend Pascack Hills High School along with students from neighboring Woodcliff Lake. Montvale is the home of Saint Joseph Regional High School, a college preparatory school for young men founded in 1962 in the Xaverian tradition of Catholic education. 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 nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent districts, with two seats assigned to Montvale. The school is part of the Pascack Valley Regional High school District, which also serves students from Hillsdale and River Vale. The district was the 7th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide, in September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 18th in 2012 out of 328 schools. The borough is home to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which offers a variety of programs for high school and college-age students. It is located in the borough and serves students in Hackensack, Paramus, and Teterboro.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 46.82 miles (75.35 km) of roadways, of which 36.54 miles (58.81 km) were maintained by the municipality and 8.49 miles (13.66 km) by Bergen County. Montvale is served by NJ Transit at the Montvale train station, located at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Grand Avenue. Rockland Coaches provides service on routes 11T/AT, 14ET and 45/46/47 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C. The last stop going north on the Garden State Parkway before heading towards New York and the New York Thruway is in Montvale and features a large rest stop area. New York Waterways ferry service is available to the World Financial Center and other destinations. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service is also available at the Hoboken Terminal, with connections to other New Jersey Transit rail lines and the PATH train. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's New Jersey-New York State Line, which runs between New Jersey and New York City. It is the only borough in New Jersey that does not have a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) license plate. The N.J. Department of Motor Vehicles has a license plate that reads "NJM".

Entertainment

Montvale formerly had a roller skating rink called The Rink. It closed in 2007 and was a replaced by a condominium complex.Montvale Lanes includes 38 lanes of bowling. It is located in Montvale, a suburb of San Francisco. It was built in the 1950s and is located on the San Francisco Bay Area's East Side. It has a bowling alley, a restaurant and a bar. It also has a golf course and a swimming pool. It opened in the 1970s. It's located on a former skating rink. It now has 38 bowling lanes and a restaurant. The bowling center is also located in the same building as the skating rink, which closed in2007. It includes a pool, a spa and a fitness center. It will open in the summer of 2014. It features a pro-am bowling alley and a women's bowling alley. The club will also have a pool and a pool for the first time in the city's history, in the spring of 2014, and a spa for the fall. It opens in the fall of 2014 and will be open through the end of the year.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Montvale, 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 Montvale = 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 (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 8,436 individuals with a median age of 41.2 age the population grows by 5.20% in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,096.9 residents per square mile of area (809.6/km²). There are average 2.76 people per household in the 2,679 households with an average household income of $115,474 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 Montvale per 100,000 population = 440.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Montvale = 46.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 27.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 210. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.3 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 Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 81.19%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 42 years with median home cost = $495,890 and home appreciation of -9.49%. 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.

Study

The local school district spends $9,405 per student. There are 12.8 students for each teacher in the school, 711 students for each Librarian and 355 students for each Counselor. 6.12% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 35.55% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 20.18% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Montvale's population in Bergen County, New Jersey of 1,243 residents in 1930 has increased 6,79-fold to 8,436 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.55% female residents and 49.45% male residents live in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 28.54% are single population.

  • 30.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Montvale 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.

    81.63% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.65% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.36% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.81% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey, 81.19% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.46% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.36% are vacant.

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

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