Maywood, New Jersey facts for kids
|Maywood, New Jersey|
|Borough of Maywood|
NYSW train at the Maywood Station Museum
Map highlighting Maywood's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Maywood, New Jersey
|Incorporated||June 29, 1894|
|• Total||1.287 sq mi (3.335 km2)|
|• Land||1.286 sq mi (3.332 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.004 km2) 0.11%|
|Area rank||475th of 566 in state
60th of 70 in county
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||9,805|
|• Rank||249th of 566 in state
39th of 70 in county
|• Density||7,428.0/sq mi (2,868.0/km2)|
|• Density rank||53rd of 566 in state
14th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885294|
Maywood is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 9,555, reflecting an increase of 32 (+0.3%) from the 9,523 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 50 (+0.5%) from the 9,473 counted in the 1990 Census.
Maywood was incorporated as a borough on June 29, 1894, from portions of Midland Township, based on the results of a referendum held that 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. The borough's name came from the name of a station established in the area by the New Jersey Midland Railroad.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.287 square miles (3.335 km2), including 1.286 square miles (3.332 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.004 km2) of water (0.11%).
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,555 people, 3,649 households, and 2,591 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,428.0 per square mile (2,868.0/km2). There were 3,769 housing units at an average density of 2,930.0 per square mile (1,131.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 74.78% (7,145) White, 5.34% (510) Black or African American, 0.18% (17) Native American, 10.98% (1,049) Asian, 0.02% (2) Pacific Islander, 6.16% (589) from other races, and 2.54% (243) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.68% (1,785) of the population.
There were 3,649 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 87.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,792 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,759) and the median family income was $97,776 (+/- $5,312). Males had a median income of $62,450 (+/- $4,738) versus $54,471 (+/- $7,2865) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,461 (+/- $2,475). About 3.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
Same-sex couples headed 32 households in 2010, an increase from the 24 counted in 2000.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,523 people, 3,710 households, and 2,626 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,326.2 people per square mile (2,828.3/km2). There were 3,777 housing units at an average density of 2,905.7 per square mile (1,121.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.57% White, 2.79% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.71% of the population.
There were 3,710 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $62,113, and the median income for a family was $73,419. Males had a median income of $49,566 versus $38,193 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,117. About 2.5% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
Maywood's Memorial Park is across the street from Memorial School on Grant Avenue and is open to anyone. The park includes multiple baseball fields and a vast open field for soccer, football, running, etc. Further back is a multi-hoop concrete basketball court and two jungle gyms with swings. Around the circumference of the park is a 1/2-mile long bike path.
Maywood is home to Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Zion Lutheran Church, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, and Temple Beth Israel, a Reconstructionist synagogue established in 1928, which moved to its current location in 1931.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 24.91 miles (40.09 km) of roadways, of which 21.06 miles (33.89 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.54 miles (5.70 km) by Bergen County and 0.31 miles (0.50 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Route 17 passes through Maywood. Main roads in Maywood include Maywood Avenue, Central Avenue, Passaic Street, and Spring Valley Road.
NJ Transit bus routes 144, 145, 148, 162, 163 and 164 serve the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; The 175 route serves the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and the 712, 751, 752, 753, 755, 758 and 770 provide local service in New Jersey.
The borough provides a shuttle three days a week operating from the senior center.
The Maywood Train Station was restored after a proposal was made by the borough in 2002 to consider demolishing the landmark. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2003 as Building #03000487. The station was restored by the all-volunteer, non-profit Maywood Station Historical Committee, who now operate the historic site as the Maywood Station Museum.
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