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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
Coordinates: 40°56′26″N 73°59′48″W / 40.94056°N 73.99667°W / 40.94056; -73.99667Coordinates: 40°56′26″N 73°59′48″W / 40.94056°N 73.99667°W / 40.94056; -73.99667
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated July 20, 1894
Named for Dumont Clarke
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 1.986 sq mi (5.143 km2)
 • Land 1.983 sq mi (5.136 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.14%
Area rank 413th of 566 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-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (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, 1894, 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%
2015 (est.) 18,001 3.0%
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.


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.

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.

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