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Hillsdale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Hillsdale
Garret Durie House
Garret Durie House
Map highlighting Hillsdale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Hillsdale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hillsdale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hillsdale, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 25, 1898 as Township
April 24, 1923 as Borough
Area
 • Total 2.957 sq mi (7.659 km2)
 • Land 2.949 sq mi (7.639 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.020 km2)  0.26%
Area rank 336th of 566 in state
27th of 70 in county
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 10,219
 • Estimate (2015) 10,559
 • Rank 240th of 566 in state
36th of 70 in county
 • Density 3,464.8/sq mi (1,337.8/km2)
 • Density rank 184th of 566 in state
38th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07642
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400331920
GNIS feature ID 0885255
Website www.hillsdalenj.org

Hillsdale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 10,219, reflecting an increase of 132 (+1.3%) from the 10,087 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 337 (+3.5%) from the 9,750 counted in the 1990 Census.

The populated area today known as Hillsdale took form in the mid-to-late 19th century as land speculators, led by David P. Patterson, developed subdivisions to profit from the coming of the Hackensack and New York Railroad (later New Jersey and New York Railroad). The area was incorporated as Hillsdale Township on March 25, 1898, from portions of Washington Township, which had, in turn, been set off from Harrington Township in 1840. Portions of the township were taken on April 30, 1906, to create the township of River Vale. Hillsdale was reincorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1923, based on the results of a referendum held on April 24, 1923. The borough's name derives from its location in a "dale among the hills".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.957 square miles (7.659 km2), including 2.949 square miles (7.639 km2) of land and 0.008 square miles (0.020 km2) of water (0.26%).

A small portion of Woodcliff Lake Reservoir lies inside the borough, at the southeast end of the reservoir, with Church Road following along the southern end of the spillway.

The borough borders Ho-Ho-Kus, Park Ridge, River Vale, Saddle River, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake.

Hillsdale Manor is an unincorporated community located within Hillsdale.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 891
1910 1,072 * 20.3%
1920 1,720 60.4%
1930 2,959 72.0%
1940 3,438 16.2%
1950 4,127 20.0%
1960 8,734 111.6%
1970 11,768 34.7%
1980 10,495 −10.8%
1990 9,750 −7.1%
2000 10,087 3.5%
2010 10,219 1.3%
Est. 2015 10,559 3.3%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,219 people, 3,493 households, and 2,843 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,464.8 per square mile (1,337.8/km2). There were 3,567 housing units at an average density of 1,209.4 per square mile (467.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 89.42% (9,138) White, 1.01% (103) Black or African American, 0.12% (12) Native American, 6.26% (640) Asian, 0.05% (5) Pacific Islander, 2.06% (211) from other races, and 1.08% (110) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.77% (794) of the population.

There were 3,493 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 16.1% 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 2.92 and the average family size was 3.27. Same-sex couples headed 23 households in 2010, an increase from the 19 counted in 2000.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.8 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $116,021 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,848) and the median family income was $132,340 (+/- $8,841). Males had a median income of $91,250 (+/- $6,943) versus $53,190 (+/- $11,522) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,549 (+/- $2,679). About 1.4% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 10,087 people, 3,502 households, and 2,850 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,383.2 people per square mile (1,306.9/km2). There were 3,547 housing units at an average density of 1,189.7 per square mile (459.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.41% White, 0.85% African American, 0.07% Native American, 5.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.25% of the population.

There were 3,502 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $82,904, and the median income for a family was $90,861. Males had a median income of $65,052 versus $43,558 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,651. About 2.5% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

  • Stony Brook Swim Club is a pool complex located on Cedar Lane that includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, kiddie pool, intermediate pool, water slide, picnic area, basketball court, and playground.
  • Beechwood Park, located on Hillsdale Avenue, has an amphitheater, playground, picnic area, and a softball field. In 2014, a group of 70 residents, assisted by a $1,000 grant, worked to rebuild and expand walking trails that run through the park.
  • Hillsdale Memorial Park, located across from Beechwood Park has baseball fields and basketball courts.
  • Hillsdale Recreational Basketball is a youth basketball league that runs from December through mid-April every year, with separate divisions from elementary through high school.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 47.92 miles (77.12 km) of roadways, of which 38.13 miles (61.36 km) were maintained by the municipality, 9.13 miles (14.69 km) by Bergen County and 0.66 miles (1.06 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

County Route 503 (Kinderkamack Road) passes through Hillsdale. While the Garden State Parkway passes through Hillsdale, there is no interchange on the parkway within the borough. It is accessible via nearby interchange 168. The main east–west road in Hillsdale is Hillsdale Avenue, running nearly the length of the borough. Other main roads in Hillsdale include Pascack Road, Broadway and Wierimus Road.

Public transportation

Hillsdale is served by NJ Transit at the Hillsdale train station, located at Broadway and Hillsdale Avenue, on the Pascack Valley Line, a single-track line with passing sidings providing service to and from Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail lines. Connections are available at Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations, along with Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

Rockland Coaches, a unit of Coach USA provides bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 11T / 11AT routes and the 46 / 47 routes from Stony Point, New York. Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C.


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