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Borough of Haledon

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Passaic County
      County FIPS: 
    40°56′13″N 74°11′20″W
      Area total: 
    1.22 sq mi (3.15 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.22 sq mi (3.15 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    217 ft (66 m)
    Incorporated May 21, 1908
  •   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
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    Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    7,450.2 residents per square mile of area (2,876.5/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,318, reflecting an increase of 66 (+0.8%) from the 8,252 counted in the 2000 Census. Haledon developed along the northern side of the industrial city of Paterson, New Jersey. It was settled by farmers with colonial Dutch heritage including the Van Riper, Berdan, Banta, Post and Zabriskie families. The borough was incorporated as a borough on April 8, 1908, replacing the now-defunct Manchester Township. In 2008, Councilman Alan Souto, at the time an officer with the Passaic County Sheriff's Department, was arrested stealing heroin and cocaine from the evidence room. After being found guilty, he was replaced in April 2008 by Marc Battleo, a former litigator and litigator for the New Jersey Attorney General's office. The area is home to a Passaic Riverlet known as Molly Ann Brook, which is partially located within the borough and partially located outside of it. The town is also home to the historic Pietro and Maria Botto House, located on the side of a hill surrounded by open spaces. The Botto house is now a National Historic Landmark and the home of the American Labor Museum. It is located in the Oldham district of the former Passaic county municipality of Manchester Township, which was formed in 1871 as a result of land sales by the Cedar Cliff Land Company. The land was sold to immigrants who came as skilled workers from textile centers in Europe. The flat, lower part of the community was laid out in city-sized lots of 25' by 100' while the hillsides were plated as sites for larger Victorian "villas" for such individuals as Vice President Garret A. Hobart.


Haledon developed along the northern side of the industrial city of Paterson, New Jersey. It was settled by farmers with colonial Dutch heritage including the Van Riper, Beriper, Post and Zabriskie families. Many of the trolley company's owners were among the founders of the Cedar Cliff Land Company, which bought up large portions of the area. The flat, lower part of the community was laid out in city-sized lots of 25' by 100' while the hillsides were plated as sites for larger Victorian "villas" for such individuals as Vice President Garret A. Hobart and the Barbour family of linen flax manufacturers. The Botto House, located on the side of a hill surrounded by open spaces, provided a natural amphitheater for labor leaders of the day to address thousands of people who gathered to hear Big Bill Haywood, Big Bill Tresca, John Reed and John Reed. In 2008, Councilman Alan Souto, at the time an officer with the Passaic County Sheriff's Department, was arrested for stealing heroin and cocaine from the evidence room in order to distribute narcotics. After being found guilty, he was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison in May 2009. S outo was replaced in April 2008 by Marc Battle, a commercial litigator and former civil rights attorney. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see for details.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.22 square miles (3.15 km²) The borough is home of a Passaic River inlet known as Molly Ann Brook. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bridges Pond and Valley View. The borough borders the Passaic County communities of North Haledon, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa and Wayne. It is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey's eastern tip. It has a population of 2,788. The population of the borough was 2,856 at the 2010 U.S. Census. It had a land area of 1.22 square miles and 0.01 square miles of water (0.08 square miles) (1.15 sq mi) of land and 0.01 sq miles of water (0 km²) in 2010. It also has a water area of 0.08 square miles and 1.2 square miles. The Borough is home to a river inlet called Molly Ann Brook, which is located near the town of Paterson. The town of Wayne is located in the county and borders the borough on the Passiac County side of the river. The township's population is 2,638. It was 1,738 in 2010, and 1,838 in 2000.


As of the 2000 United States Census there were 8,252 people, 2,820 households, and 1,974 families residing in the borough. Same-sex couples headed 20 households in 2010, an increase from the 13 counted in 2000. In the 2000 Census, 2.6% of Haledon's residents identified themselves as being of Arab American ancestry. In 2010, the median household income was $58,049 (with a margin of error of +/ $11,220) and the median family income was $65,833 (+/ $15,887) The borough has a population of 8,318, with 2,932 people living in 2,000 or more households. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.48. The median age was 33.7 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.3 males. The per capita income for the borough was $20,317. About 3.3% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 2.3%) of those age 65 or over. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike and is part of New Jersey's New Jersey Bay Area. It is also part of the Pennsylvania Bay Area and the Delaware River Valley. The population of the borough is about 8,000, with 4,000 of those living in the New York City area.


Haledon is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 35th state legislative district. The Borough form of government is used in 218 of the 564 municipalities in New Jersey. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) Passaic County is governed by Board of County Commissioners, comprised of seven members who are elected at-large to staggered three-year terms office on a partisan basis. In December 2015, the Borough Council appointed Nereyda Curiel to fill the term expiring in December 2016 that had been held by Maha Kandis until her resignation in October after serving three terms. In the 2014 general election, 22-year-old Tahsina Ahmed was elected to Borough Council, making her the first Bangladeshi-American woman elected into office in the U.S. Haledon's mayor is Democrat Domenick Stampone, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2022, and who first came to office when he defeated incumbent Ken Pengitore in November 2006. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson) and in the General Assembly by Shavonda E. Sumter and Benjie E. Wimberly.


The Haledon School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 1,055 students and 99.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 10.6:1. For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Manchester Regional High School. The Manchester district participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which allows non-resident students to attend the district's schools without cost to their parents, with tuition paid by the state. Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent districts, with three seats assigned to Haledan. The school is located in Haled on. The district's high school had anrollment of 833 students and 62.3 classroom teachers as of the 2014-15 school year. The high school has a student-to-teacher ratios of 13.4:1 and 10.8:1, for a total of 99.3 teachers in the district. It is the only high school in the Manchester district, which also serves students from North and Prospect Park. The state pays tuition for all non-residents to attend Manchester High School, with slots announced annually by grade. It has three seats on the board of Education, which is made up of three members from each of the three constituent districts.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 17.73 miles (28.53 km) of roadways. The only significant road passing through Haledon is County Route 504. NJ Transit provides local bus service on the 703, 744 and the 748 routes. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey City to Paterson. It is the only borough in New Jersey that is not part of the Bergen-Lackawanna Division of the N.J. Department of Motor Vehicles. The Bergen County Sheriff's Office has a substation in the borough, which serves as the town's police station. The town is also home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the Haleson Foundation and the Greater New Jersey Foundation for the Advancement of Science and the Arts, which provide grants to local schools. The Haledan Foundation provides grants to schools and other non-profits in the community. It also provides a scholarship fund for students who want to study at a local college or university. It was founded in the early 1900s and is based in Wayne, New Jersey. It has a population of 3,000, with the majority of its residents living in or near the borough. The city's population is about 2,000. It had a population in the year of 2010, with 2,500 residents living outside of the borough's downtown area and 1,000 residents living elsewhere in the town.

In popular culture

Musical groups from Haledon include the rock band The Feelies. The city is also known for being the site of the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge. The town has also been the subject of several films, including "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Godfather: Part II" The town is also the birthplace of the U.S. television series "The Simpsons" and the TV series "Nancy Grace", which is based on the novel "The Nancyger" by Nancy Ehrlich. It is also home to a number of other notable landmarks, including the town hall, the hospital, and the city centre. The village's name is still used as a place of reference in the city's history, as well as in the film "The Goonies" The city also has its own version of the word "Haledon" in the name of the town, which means "home" or "home of" in local slang. It was also used as the name for a town in the United States during the Second World War, when it was part of the British Army and the British Home Office. The name was used to refer to the town's role in the war, which was fought in the First World War. It also appears in "The Lord of the Rings" and other films, such as "The Hobbit", which was set in the town. It has also appeared in many other films and TV shows, including one starring Tom Hanks, who was born in the area.

Points of interest

The Pietro and Maria Botto House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is home of the American Labor Museum, which tells the story of Italian immigration in the area. Kossuth Street School, constructed in 1894, was added to the Nationalregister of historic Places in 1980. The school is still in use as a school today, and is located on the same block as the Botto house. The Botto family home was built in 1881. It is now the home of a museum that tells the stories of Italian immigrants and the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. The museum is open to the public and is on the second floor of the house, which was built by Italian immigrants in the 1880s and 1890s. It has been on the Register since 1980 and is home to a museum of Italian and Italian-American history. It was also the site of the first public school in New York City, which opened in 1891. The building was later converted into a home for the city's Jewish community, and later into a school for the deaf and disabled. It remains on the register today, as well as a museum for the Italian- and Jewish-American communities in the New York and New Jersey areas of the city.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey = 25.1. 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 20. 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 Haledon = 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 9,052 individuals with a median age of 36.7 age the population grows by 2.70% in Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 7,450.2 residents per square mile of area (2,876.5/km²). There are average 2.95 people per household in the 2,767 households with an average household income of $50,141 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.20% 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 19.60%. The number of physicians in Haledon per 100,000 population = 177.2.


The annual rainfall in Haledon = 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 47, 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 Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 47.54%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 61 years with median home cost = $296,700 and home appreciation of -14.28%. 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 $25.05 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 $8,420 per student. There are 13 students for each teacher in the school, 913 students for each Librarian and 609 students for each Counselor. 4.82% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.34% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.10% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Haledon's population in Passaic County, New Jersey of 4,812 residents in 1930 has increased 1,88-fold to 9,052 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.38% female residents and 47.62% male residents live in Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 45.17% are single population.

  • 24.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Haledon 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.

    77.09% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.31% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.48% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.28% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, 47.54% are owner-occupied homes, another 47.78% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.68% are vacant.

  • The 46.93% of the population in Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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