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Dumont, New Jersey
Borough of Dumont
Entering Dumont
Entering Dumont
Map highlighting Dumont's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Dumont's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Dumont, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Dumont, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey
Location in Bergen County, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey is located in the United States
Dumont, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated July 20, 1891
Named for Dumont Clarke
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 1.95 sq mi (5.06 km2)
 • Land 1.95 sq mi (5.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0.15%
Area rank 415th of 565 in state
50th of 70 in county
98 ft (30 m)
 • Total 17,479
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 146th of 566 in state
17th of 70 in county
 • Density 8,814.7/sq mi (3,403.4/km2)
 • Density rank 41st of 566 in state
12th of 70 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400318400
GNIS feature ID 0885197

Dumont is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 17,479, reflecting a decrease of 24 (-0.1%) from the 17,503 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 316 (+1.8%) from the 17,187 counted in the 1990 Census.

The borough was originally formed on July 20, 1891, as the Borough of Schraalenburgh from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. 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 March 7, 1898, portions of the borough were annexed to Palisades Township. On June 13, 1898, the borough's name was changed to Dumont in honor of Dumont Clarke, the borough's first mayor.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.986 square miles (5.143 km2), including 1.983 square miles (5.136 km2) of land and 0.003 square miles (0.007 km2) of water (0.14%).

Areas bordering the borough include Bergenfield, Cresskill, Demarest, Haworth, New Milford and Oradell.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 643
1910 1,783 177.3%
1920 2,537 42.3%
1930 5,861 131.0%
1940 7,556 28.9%
1950 13,013 72.2%
1960 18,882 45.1%
1970 20,155 6.7%
1980 18,334 −9.0%
1990 17,187 −6.3%
2000 17,503 1.8%
2010 17,479 −0.1%
2019 (est.) 17,516 0.2%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,479 people, 6,364 households, and 4,678 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,814.7 per square mile (3,403.4/km2). There were 6,542 housing units at an average density of 3,299.2 per square mile (1,273.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 75.91% (13,268) White, 2.55% (445) Black or African American, 0.18% (32) Native American, 14.99% (2,620) Asian, 0.02% (3) Pacific Islander, 4.06% (709) from other races, and 2.30% (402) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.76% (2,580) of the population.

There were 6,364 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,286 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,515) and the median family income was $93,125 (+/- $6,828). Males had a median income of $62,065 (+/- $8,065) versus $45,965 (+/- $4,364) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,518 (+/- $1,909). About 2.5% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 25 households in 2010, an increase from the 20 counted in 2000.

Parks and recreation

Dumont has two major parks in the borough. Memorial Park is located on the east side of Dumont. It is made up of five ball parks, one tennis court, a basketball court, and a pavilion. The park is used throughout the year mostly for Little League and Dumont High School Baseball. During the summer Memorial Park is used for the Dumont Summer Recreation Program. The other park in Dumont is Twin Boro Field, located on the opposite side of the borough. Twin Boro is a huge field which is used for recreational football and soccer. There is also a softball field that is used for the Dumont Men's Softball League. Right next to Twin Boro is Gina's Field which consists of two girls softball fields and a playground. To the right of Twin Boro Field is the Dumont Swim Club. The Swim Club's parking lot doubles as a roller hockey rink for Dumont's Hockey League. Memorial Park and Twin Boro Fields are two of the largest parks in Dumont.

Dumont recreational sports consist of Dumont Little League, Dumont Girls Softball, Dumont Football, Dumont Soccer, Dumont Basketball, Dumont Roller Hockey, Dumont Swim Team.

Some annual events conducted in the borough include Dumont Day, held in early September, Octoberfest, held in early October, The Dumont Winter Festival, held in December and an annual Memorial Day Parade and celebration held in May.


2018-07-20 16 22 31 View south along Bergen County Route 505 (Knickerbocker Road) at Grant Avenue on the border of Dumont and Cresskill in Bergen County, New Jersey
County Route 505 southbound on the east side of Dumont

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 47.96 miles (77.18 km) of roadways, of which 43.38 miles (69.81 km) were maintained by the municipality and 4.58 miles (7.37 km) by Bergen County.

The most significant road directly serving Dumont is County Route 505, which follows Knickerbocker Road along the right border of the borough. Other main roads in Dumont include Madison Avenue and Washington Avenue.

Public transportation

The NJ Transit 166 and 167 bus routes provides service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 186 serves the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and local service is available on the 753 and 772 routes.


The Dumont Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,538 students and 211.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Grant School with 384 students in grades K-5 (opened 1911), Honiss School with 610 students in grades K-8 (opened 1955), Lincoln School with 150 students in grades K-5 (opened 1911), Selzer School with 527 students in grades PreK-8 (opened 1960) and Dumont High School with 802 students in grades 9-12 (opened 1932).

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, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. 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.

Newbury Academy is a private alternative high school for students in grades 9-12 that was founded in Teaneck in 2001 and moved to Dumont in 2003. As of September 2008, Newbury Academy has become a virtual school with all classes being conducted online, with teachers making weekly visits to students' homes.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Dumont, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Dumont include:

  • Harvey A. Allen (1818-1882), United States Army officer, Commander of the Department of Alaska 1871–1873.
  • Joe Azelby (born 1962), professional football player who played for the Buffalo Bills, businessman and author.
  • Graham Clarke (born 1970), children's entertainer and recording artist.
  • Rich Edson (born 1981), Fox News Channel reporter.
  • Joe Ferriero (born 1957), former Bergen County Democratic Party boss who had been elected to the Dumont Borough Council as a 20-year-old in 1977.
  • Olivia Goldsmith (born Randy Goldfield, 1949–2004), author of the novel The First Wives Club.
  • Michale Graves (born 1975), former singer of The Misfits
  • John "Beatz" Holohan (born 1974), drummer for the band Bayside.
  • Tim Jeffs (born 1965), former guitar player of the band White Zombie.
  • Sean Lissemore (born 1987), defensive end for the San Diego Chargers.
  • Eddie Miller (1895-1965), race car driver who finished fourth at the 1921 Indianapolis 500.
  • Samantha Monahan (born 1988), professional soccer player who plays for Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold of the Danish Elitedivisionen.
  • Thomas Nozkowski (1944–2019), contemporary painter.
  • Jerry Palmieri (born 1958), football strength and conditioning coach, most recently on Tom Coughlin's staff for the New York Giants.
  • Bob Papa (born 1964), play-by-play voice for the New York Giants.
  • Bob Price (born 1955), former head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, now tight end coach and recruiting coordinator for the Virginia Cavaliers.
  • Geoff Rickly (born 1979), lead singer of the band Thursday.
  • Larry Rosen (1940-2015), entrepreneur, musician and recording engineer best known for his work as a modern jazz producer and label owner.
  • Jacob Westervelt (1794-1881), served as New York City Sheriff from 1831 to 1834.

See also

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