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Haworth, New Jersey
Borough of Haworth
Garret Zabriskie House
Garret Zabriskie House
Map highlighting Haworth's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Haworth's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Haworth, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Haworth, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated February 24, 1904
Named for Haworth, England
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 2.34 sq mi (6.05 km2)
 • Land 1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)
 • Water 0.40 sq mi (1.03 km2)  17.01%
Area rank 385th of 565 in state
41st of 70 in county
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total 3,382
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 436th of 566 in state
64th of 70 in county
 • Density 1,739.2/sq mi (671.5/km2)
 • Density rank 308th of 566 in state
58th 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 3400330540
GNIS feature ID 0885248

Haworth ( hah-worth) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,382, reflecting a decline of 8 (-0.2%) from the 3,390 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6 (+0.2%) from the 3,384 counted in the 1990 Census.

Haworth was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 24, 1904, from portions of both Dumont borough and Harrington Township. The borough was named for the historic village of Haworth, England.

In September 2012, Business Insider named Haworth the third-best suburb in America.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.356 square miles (6.102 km2), including 1.945 square miles (5.037 km2) of land and 0.411 square miles (1.065 km2) of water (17.45%).

The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson and Oradell.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 418
1910 588 40.7%
1920 748 27.2%
1930 1,042 39.3%
1940 1,419 36.2%
1950 1,612 13.6%
1960 3,215 99.4%
1970 3,760 17.0%
1980 3,509 −6.7%
1990 3,384 −3.6%
2000 3,390 0.2%
2010 3,382 −0.2%
2019 (est.) 3,393 0.3%
Population sources:
1910-1920 1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,382 people, 1,110 households, and 962 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,739.2 per square mile (671.5/km2). There were 1,136 housing units at an average density of 584.2 per square mile (225.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 84.57% (2,860) White, 1.15% (39) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 11.89% (402) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.47% (16) from other races, and 1.92% (65) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.38% (148) of the population.

There were 1,110 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.3% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.31. Same-sex couples headed 4 households in 2010, an increase from the 3 counted in 2000.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $135,694 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,923) and the median family income was $150,093 (+/- $20,623). Males had a median income of $128,958 (+/- $28,633) versus $62,813 (+/- $14,136) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $61,964 (+/- $8,214). About 3.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

  • White Beeches Country Club features 18 holes of golf. It has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifiers, Met Open qualifiers, and the State Open. The course was built in 1915 and designed by Walter Travis.
  • Haworth Country Club is a private club, featuring 18 holes of golf. Like White Beeches, Haworth has been host to U.S. Open sectional qualifiers. Officially opened in 1965, the original course was designed by designer Toscana Filenti. In 1997, Haworth obtained full ownership of the Country Club's land from the local water company. In 2000, renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. redesigned the course.


2018-09-12 10 38 06 View north along Bergen County Route 39 (Schraalenburgh Road) between Massachusetts Avenue and Bergen County Route 80 (Hardenburgh Avenue) in Haworth, Bergen County, New Jersey
County Route 39 (Schraalenburgh Road) in Haworth

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 23.80 miles (38.30 km) of roadways, of which 19.66 miles (31.64 km) were maintained by the municipality and 4.14 miles (6.66 km) by Bergen County.

The main roads that pass through Haworth are Sunset Avenue and Schraalenburgh Road.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus routes 167 and 177 serve the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, and the 186 serves the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan.

Rockland Coaches provides service on the 14ET route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and on the 14K route to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.


The Haworth Public Schools serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Haworth Public School. As of the 2019–20 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 395 students and 40.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.9:1.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, which serves students from Closter, Demarest and Haworth. The high school is part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. As of the 2019–20 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 959 students and 93.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.3:1.

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.

Notable people

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

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

  • Ruth Margery Addoms (1896-1951), botanist at Duke University specializing in the study of plant anatomy and plant physiology.
  • Steven Blane, Universalist rabbi and cantor who is the founder and dean of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute, an online, one-year rabbinical school, and founder and spiritual leader of Sim Shalom Synagogue, an interactive Universalist cyber-synagogue.
  • Philip Bosco (1930-2018), actor.
  • Charles Abel Corwin (1857-1938), staff artist at the Field Museum of Natural History from 1903 to 1938.
  • John Dalley (born 1935), second violinist of the Guarneri Quartet.
  • Churchill Ettinger (1903-1984), painter, whose work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • Denman Fink (1880–1956), artist and illustrator.
  • Raymond Garramone (1926-1998), politician who served in the New Jersey State Senate representing the 39th Legislative District and as mayor of Haworth.
  • Donald Genaro (born 1932), industrial designer.
  • J. Christopher Giancarlo (born 1959), chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (born 1993), actress who appeared in the Nickelodeon show Victorious.
  • Dick Hall (born 1930), former MLB relief pitcher.
  • Charles O'Connor Hennessy (1860-1936), member of the New Jersey Senate who played a major role in the borough's development.
  • Carl Hubbell (1903–1988), pitcher for the New York Giants.
  • James Gordon Irving (1913-2012), commercial illustrator and painter, best known for illustrating the early Golden Guide series of nature books.
  • Rudolph Isley (born 1939), founding member of The Isley Brothers.
  • Judith LeClair (born 1958), bassoonist.
  • Armin K. Lobeck (1886-1958), cartographer, geomorphologist and landscape artist.
  • Conal O'Brien (born 1956), soap opera director whose work has included All My Children.
  • Vince O'Brien (1919–2010), character actor who appeared in Annie Hall and as the Shell Answer Man.
  • Maureen Orcutt (1907–2007), pioneer golfer and reporter for The New York Times.
  • Frank C. Osmers Jr. (1907–1977), served on the Haworth Borough Council from 1930 to 1934 and as mayor in 1935 and 1936, before representing New Jersey's 9th congressional district from 1939 to 1943 and 1951–1965.
  • Ned Potter, ABC News correspondent.
  • Becky Quick (born 1972), CNBC Host.
  • Henry Martyn Robert (1837-1923), military engineer and Brigadier general in the United States Army who was the author of Robert's Rules of Order.
  • Brooke Shields (born 1965), actress.
  • Omoyele Sowore (born 1971), Nigerian human rights activist and political prisoner
  • Clark Terry (1920-2015), jazz trumpeter.
  • Myrtle Vail (1888-1978), radio fixture from 1932 to 1946 who performed the role of "Myrt" on the soap opera Myrt and Marge.

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