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Carlstadt, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Carlstadt
Former firehouse, now home of the Carlstadt Historical Society
Former firehouse, now home of the Carlstadt Historical Society
Map highlighting Carlstadt's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Carlstadt's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Carlstadt, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Carlstadt, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated June 27, 1894
Named for Dr. Carl Klein
Area
 • Total 4.243 sq mi (10.989 km2)
 • Land 3.999 sq mi (10.358 km2)
 • Water 0.244 sq mi (0.632 km2)  5.75%
Area rank 289th of 566 in state
18th of 70 in county
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 6,127
 • Estimate (2015) 6,279
 • Rank 339th of 566 in state
54th of 70 in county
 • Density 1,532.1/sq mi (591.5/km2)
 • Density rank 332nd of 566 in state
63rd of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07072
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400310480
GNIS feature ID 0885180
Website www.carlstadtnj.us

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, which had in turn increased by 407 (+7.4%) from the 5,510 counted in the 1990 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 "Carlstatdt" in German. The Borough of Carlstadt was incorporated on June 27, 1894, formally set off from Bergen 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.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.243 square miles (10.989 km2), including 3.999 square miles (10.358 km2) of land and 0.244 square miles (0.632 km2) of water (5.75%).

Carlstadt 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) to the east by Ridgefield and South Hackensack (Bergen), and to the northwest by Wallington (Bergen). It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) northwest of New York City and 95 miles (153 km) northeast of Philadelphia.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,060
1890 1,549 46.1%
1900 2,920 88.5%
1910 3,807 30.4%
1920 4,472 17.5%
1930 5,425 21.3%
1940 5,644 4.0%
1950 5,591 −0.9%
1960 6,042 8.1%
1970 6,724 11.3%
1980 6,166 −8.3%
1990 5,510 −10.6%
2000 5,917 7.4%
2010 6,127 3.5%
Est. 2015 6,279 2.5%
Population sources: 1880-1890
1890-1920 1890-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,127 people, 2,378 households, and 1,579 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,532.1 per square mile (591.5/km2). There were 2,495 housing units at an average density of 623.9 per square mile (240.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 81.41% (4,988) White, 2.38% (146) Black or African American, 0.16% (10) Native American, 8.23% (504) Asian, 0.07% (4) Pacific Islander, 5.35% (328) from other races, and 2.40% (147) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.02% (1,104) of the population.

There were 2,378 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $62,255 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,455) and the median family income was $71,506 (+/- $5,117). Males had a median income of $50,994 (+/- $7,494) versus $41,333 (+/- $6,468) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,403 (+/- $3,646). About 7.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 14 households in 2010, an increase from the 11 counted in 2000.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,917 people, 2,393 households, and 1,593 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,496.4 people per square mile (578.4/km2). There were 2,473 housing units at an average density of 625.4 per square mile (241.7/km2). 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 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.99% of the population.

There were 2,393 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $55,058, and the median income for a family was $62,040. Males had a median income of $46,540 versus $36,804 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,713. About 3.1% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 27.82 miles (44.77 km) of roadways, of which 21.48 miles (34.57 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.85 miles (4.59 km) by Bergen County and 1.36 miles (2.19 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.13 miles (3.43 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Route 120, County Route 503, and the western spur of the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) serve Carlstadt. No interchange from the turnpike directly serves Carlstadt, but there is an entry and exit point for the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The 18W high-speed tollgate is located in the borough, but the nearest turnpike interchange is in East Rutherford.

Public transportation

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.

Carlstadt once had a rail station on the Hackensack and New York Railroad (later reformed as the New Jersey and New York Railroad), which closed in 1967, and was located on tracks that are used by NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line.


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