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Montvale, New Jersey
Borough of Montvale
Corporate headquarters of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, parent company of A&P grocery stores. (A&P ceased operations in 2015.)
Corporate headquarters of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, parent company of A&P grocery stores. (A&P ceased operations in 2015.)
Map highlighting Montvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Montvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Montvale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Montvale, New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°03′17″N 74°02′50″W / 41.054594°N 74.047298°W / 41.054594; -74.047298Coordinates: 41°03′17″N 74°02′50″W / 41.054594°N 74.047298°W / 41.054594; -74.047298
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated August 31, 1894
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 4.009 sq mi (10.383 km2)
 • Land 4.000 sq mi (10.359 km2)
 • Water 0.009 sq mi (0.024 km2)  0.23%
Area rank 298th of 566 in state
21st of 70 in county
338 ft (103 m)
 • Total 7,844
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 292nd of 566 in state
49th of 70 in county
 • Density 1,961.2/sq mi (757.2/km2)
 • Density rank 294th of 566 in state
57th of 70 in county
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400347610
GNIS feature ID 0885306

Montvale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,844, reflecting an increase of 810 (+11.5%) from the 7,034 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 88 (+1.3%) from the 6,946 counted in the 1990 Census.

Montvale was incorporated as a borough on August 31, 1894, from portions of Orvil Township and Washington Township. 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. On February 15, 1896, Montvale acquired part of Orvil Township. In 1906, Montvale added further land from Orvil and Washington townships, and in 1912, Montvale added territory from Upper Saddle River. On May 20, 1959, portions of Montvale were passed to River Vale, and on December 9 and 14, 1965, territories were exchanged between Montvale and Upper Saddle River. The borough's name is derived from its topography.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.009 square miles (10.383 km2), including 4.000 square miles (10.359 km2) of land and 0.009 square miles (0.024 km2) of water (0.23%).

The borough borders six neighboring municipalities: Woodcliff Lake, Upper Saddle River, Park Ridge, and River Vale in Bergen County; and both Pearl River (in the Town of Orangetown) and Chestnut Ridge (in the Town of Ramapo) in Rockland County, New York.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Chestnut Ridge and Upper Montvale.

Montvale is serviced by the Garden State Parkway at exits 171 and 172, as well as the New York State Thruway in Chestnut Ridge.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 416
1910 522 25.5%
1920 779 49.2%
1930 1,243 59.6%
1940 1,342 8.0%
1950 1,856 38.3%
1960 3,699 99.3%
1970 7,327 98.1%
1980 7,318 −0.1%
1990 6,946 −5.1%
2000 7,034 1.3%
2010 7,844 11.5%
2015 (est.) 8,442 7.6%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,844 people, 2,778 households, and 2,203 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,961.2 per square mile (757.2/km2). There were 2,872 housing units at an average density of 718.1 per square mile (277.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 84.83% (6,654) White, 1.03% (81) Black or African American, 0.08% (6) Native American, 11.04% (866) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.63% (128) from other races, and 1.39% (109) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% (419) of the population.

There were 2,778 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $111,633 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,448) and the median family income was $140,026 (+/- $14,508). Males had a median income of $100,000 (+/- $13,987) versus $55,000 (+/- $4,957) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $53,974 (+/- $7,262). About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 10 households in 2010, an increase from the 8 counted in 2010.


Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 46.82 miles (75.35 km) of roadways, of which 36.54 miles (58.81 km) were maintained by the municipality, 8.49 miles (13.66 km) by Bergen County and 1.79 miles (2.88 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The Garden State Parkway and County Route 503 pass through Montvale. The last stop going north on the Garden State Parkway is in Montvale and features a large rest stop area.

Public transportation

Montvale is served by NJ Transit at the Montvale train station, located at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Grand Avenue. The station offers service on the Pascack Valley Line, which runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service. Connections are available at the Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

Rockland Coaches provides service on routes 11T/AT, 14ET and 45/46/47 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C.

Annual events

Each Memorial Day, the Tri-Boro area consisting of Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, and Park Ridge all participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade.

  • Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties) prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.
  • Clayton, W. Woodford; and Nelson, William. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men., Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1882.
  • Harvey, Cornelius Burnham (ed.), Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey. New York: New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Co., 1900.
  • Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey. New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Co., 1900.
  • Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858-1942, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630-1923, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1923.
  • Montvale Public Schools's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
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