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Allendale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Allendale
Downtown Allendale
Downtown Allendale
Map highlighting Allendale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Allendale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Allendale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Allendale, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated November 8, 1894
Named for William C. Allen
Area
 • Total 3.119 sq mi (8.076 km2)
 • Land 3.097 sq mi (8.020 km2)
 • Water 0.022 sq mi (0.056 km2)  0.69%
Area rank 328th of 566 in state
25th of 70 in county
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 6,505
 • Estimate (2015) 6,822
 • Rank 328th of 566 in state
53rd of 70 in county
 • Density 2,100.7/sq mi (829.0/km2)
 • Density rank 285th of 566 in state
55th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07401
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400300700
GNIS feature ID 0885135
Website www.allendalenj.gov

Allendale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,505, reflecting a decline of 194 (-2.9%) from the 6,699 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 799 (+13.5%) from the 5,900 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

Allendale was formed on November 8, 1894, from portions of Franklin Township (remainder now Wyckoff), Hohokus Township (now Mahwah) and Orvil Township (remainder now Waldwick). 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. The borough was named for the William C. Allen, a surveyor for the Erie Railroad.

Babe Ruth would frequently vacation at the Allendale Hotel, which remains in use as a rooming house.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.119 square miles (8.076 km2), including 3.097 square miles (8.020 km2) of land and 0.022 square miles (0.056 km2) of water (0.69%).

The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River, Waldwick, and Wyckoff.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 694
1910 937 35.0%
1920 1,165 24.3%
1930 1,730 48.5%
1940 2,058 19.0%
1950 2,409 17.1%
1960 4,092 69.9%
1970 6,240 52.5%
1980 5,901 −5.4%
1990 5,900 0.0%
2000 6,699 13.5%
2010 6,505 −2.9%
Est. 2015 6,822 4.9%
Population sources: 1900-1920
1900-1910 1910-1930
1900-2010 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,505 people, 2,236 households, and 1,798 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,100.7 per square mile (811.1/km2). There were 2,388 housing units at an average density of 771.2 per square mile (297.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 87.41% (5,686) White, 0.51% (33) Black or African American, 0.05% (3) Native American, 9.64% (627) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.83% (54) from other races, and 1.57% (102) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.67% (304) of the population.

There were 2,236 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $131,563 (with a margin of error of +/- $22,630) and the median family income was $150,268 (+/- $26,670). Males had a median income of $121,089 (+/- $19,180) versus $71,534 (+/- $36,833) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $60,466 (+/- $8,969). About 1.0% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 17 households in 2010, an increase from the 1 counted in 2000.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 6,699 people, 2,110 households, and 1,795 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,143.9 people per square mile (829.0/km2). There were 2,143 housing units at an average density of 685.8 per square mile (265.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.48% White, 0.39% African American, 0.06% Native American, 6.09% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.

There were 2,110 households out of which 47.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the borough the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $105,704, and the median income for a family was $113,390. Males had a median income of $88,210 versus $50,781 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,772. About 1.6% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Allendale NJ Artwork
Building In Allendale covered with artwork by local artists

Culture

Allendale is home to the "Celery Farm," a nature preserve that is home to hundreds of animals, including fox, deer, rabbits, frogs, turtles, rodents, and most notably exotic birds. Many rare birds have been observed by ornithologists including a bald eagle, a common raven, and a pileated woodpecker. A full list of birds and their frequency of appearance can be found online.

There is a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the borough, including Crestwood Park, a man-made lake with three diving boards, three beaches, and six swim lanes. Included in the Park is a recreational barn, three baseball / softball fields, two soccer / football fields, a lacrosse field, and four tennis courts.

Several episodes of the television show Ed were filmed in Allendale, including a Thanksgiving Day Parade episode. The movie Presumed Innocent, starring Harrison Ford and Bonnie Bedelia, was partially filmed in Allendale.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 33.47 miles (53.86 km) of roadways, of which 24.99 miles (40.22 km) were maintained by the municipality, 8.10 miles (13.04 km) by Bergen County and 0.38 miles (0.61 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Allendale is accessible from Route 17. The main roads in Allendale are Franklin Turnpike, Allendale Avenue, Brookside Avenue, and Crescent Avenue.

Interstate 287 is accessible in Franklin Lakes and neighboring Mahwah.

Public transportation

Allendale, NJ, train station
The Allendale New Jersey Transit Station is served by both Main Line and Bergen County Line trains.

NJ Transit provides train service at the Allendale station located at Allendale Avenue, Myrtle Avenue and Park Avenue. There are two ticket vending machines and a shelter at the southbound platform, with an underpass to transfer between the northbound and southbound platforms. The station provides service on both Main Line and Bergen County Line trains. The lines offer service to Hoboken Terminal, with transfers available at Secaucus Junction to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan and to most of New Jersey Transit's other train lines.

Coach USA / Short Line offers bus service between Allendale and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.

There is no NJ Transit bus service in Allendale.

Sister city

Allendale is a sister city of Ōmachi, Saga in Japan.

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