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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
Hillsdale, New Jersey is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Location in Bergen County, New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey is located in the United States
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 25, 1898 as Township
April 24, 1923 as Borough
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 2.94 sq mi (7.61 km2)
 • Land 2.90 sq mi (7.52 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)  1.19%
Area rank 336th of 565 in state
27th of 70 in county
Elevation
62 ft (19 m)
Population
 • Total 10,219
 • Estimate 
(2019)
10,307
 • 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 UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07642
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400331920
GNIS feature ID 0885255

Hillsdale is a borough in the New York City metropolitan area 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%
2019 (est.) 10,307 0.9%
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

2021-06-06 15 38 49 View south along New Jersey State Route 444 (Garden State Parkway) from the overpass for Bergen County Route 71 (Wierimus Avenue) in Hillsdale, Bergen County, New Jersey
View south along the Garden State Parkway in Hillsdale

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 their 11A, 46 and 47 routes from Stony Point, New York. Saddle River Tours provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C.

Education

The Hillsdale Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 1,147 students and 117.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Ann Blanche Smith School with 317 students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, Meadowbrook Elementary School with 291 students in grades Pre-K-4 and George G. White Middle School with 531 students in grades 5–8.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Pascack Valley High School along with students from neighboring River Vale. The school is part of the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Montvale and Woodcliff Lake at Pascack Hills High School. 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 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,209 students and 92.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.1:1.

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.

St. John's Academy is a Catholic school serving children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The school began as St. John the Baptist Parish School in 1955, and its current name was adopted in 1997 to reflect its collective sponsorship by St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale; St. Andrew's Church, Westwood; Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake; St. Gabriel the Archangel, Saddle River; and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Washington Township.

Notable people

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

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

See also

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