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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Elmwood Park
Van Houten-Hillman House
Van Houten-Hillman House
Map highlighting Elmwood Park's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Elmwood Park's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated April 18, 1916 (as East Paterson)
Renamed January 1, 1973 (to Elmwood Park)
Area
 • Total 2.758 sq mi (7.143 km2)
 • Land 2.648 sq mi (6.858 km2)
 • Water 0.110 sq mi (0.285 km2)  3.99%
Area rank 358th of 566 in state
32nd of 70 in county
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 19,403
 • Estimate (2015) 20,279
 • Rank 133rd of 566 in state
15th of 70 in county
 • Density 7,327.9/sq mi (2,829.3/km2)
 • Density rank 55th of 566 in state
16th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07407
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400321300
GNIS feature ID 0885207
Website www.elmwoodparknj.us
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Marcal paper factory in Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 19,403, reflecting an increase of 478 (+2.5%) from the 18,925 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,302 (+7.4%) from the 17,623 counted in the 1990 Census.

Prior to 1916, the area was known as Dundee Lake, a section of Saddle River Township. Residents of the Dundee Lake area voted on April 18, 1916, to secede from Saddle River Township to form the Borough of East Paterson. In 1917, residents of the Rosemont section of Saddle River Township voted to be annexed to East Paterson. In November 1972, residents voted to change the name of the borough to Elmwood Park. The new name became official on January 1, 1973.

Elmwood Park, being located in Bergen County, has blue laws which require most retailers to be closed on Sunday.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.758 square miles (7.143 km2), including 2.648 square miles (6.858 km2) of land and 0.110 square miles (0.285 km2) of water (3.99%).

The borough borders Clifton, Paterson in Passaic County across the Passaic River to the West; Fair Lawn across Willow Street, Cyril Avenue, New Jersey Route 4 (Broadway), and the Bergen County Line to the North and East; and Saddle Brook across the Bergen County Line (continued from the Fair Lawn / Saddle Brook Border along the extension of Rosario Court) and Dye Avenue continuing to between Garwood Court North and Kipp Avenue to the East and South where it borders Garfield.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names within the borough include Cherry Hill, Dundee Lake, Passaic Junction and Rosemont.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 892
1910 1,396 56.5%
1920 2,441 74.9%
1930 4,779 95.8%
1940 4,937 3.3%
1950 15,386 211.6%
1960 19,344 25.7%
1970 20,511 6.0%
1980 18,377 −10.4%
1990 17,623 −4.1%
2000 18,925 7.4%
2010 19,403 2.5%
Est. 2015 20,279 4.5%
Population sources: 1920
1920-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 19,403 people, 7,032 households, and 5,140 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,327.9 per square mile (2,829.3/km2). There were 7,385 housing units at an average density of 2,789.1 per square mile (1,076.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 75.37% (14,624) White, 5.25% (1,019) Black or African American, 0.33% (65) Native American, 10.72% (2,080) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 5.47% (1,062) from other races, and 2.83% (549) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.22% (4,117) of the population.

There were 7,032 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.3% 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 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 88.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,719 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,506) and the median family income was $75,587 (+/- $4,326). Males had a median income of $50,943 (+/- $1,704) versus $41,654 (+/- $3,193) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,959 (+/- $2,217). About 3.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 49 households in 2010, an increase from the 33 counted in 2000.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 18,925 people, 7,089 households, and 5,075 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,129.8 people per square mile (2,757.4/km2). There were 7,242 housing units at an average density of 2,728.3 per square mile (1,055.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.53% White, 4.16% African American, 0.11% Native American, 7.80% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.44% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.39% of the population.

There were 7,089 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,319, and the median income for a family was $59,131. Males had a median income of $40,684 versus $39,535 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,588. About 4.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 52.86 miles (85.07 km) of roadways, of which 41.87 miles (67.38 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.95 miles (9.58 km) by Bergen County and 3.40 miles (5.47 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.64 miles (2.64 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Route 4, Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and the Garden State Parkway serve Elmwood Park.

Public transportation

Elmwood Park is served by NJ Transit buses 160 and 161 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, with local service on the 702, 712, 758 and 770 routes. NJ Transit's Bergen County Line tracks travel through Elmwood Park, but does not have a station stop in the borough, with the nearest stations being the Radburn and Broadway stations in Fair Lawn.

The Passaic-Bergen Rail Line is a proposed rail system that is planned to have a stop in Elmwood Park.

Points of interest

The Van Houten-Hillman House, named for Cornelius J. Van Houten who constructed the house c. 1782 and Herman Hillman who purchased it in 1898, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 9, 1983.

The House of Loud, recording studio where numerous metalcore, punk and post-hardcore bands recorded such as Pierce the Veil, Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Papa Roach and Bring Me the Horizon.


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