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Moonachie, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Moonachie
Map highlighting Moonachie's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Moonachie's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Moonachie, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Moonachie, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated May 3, 1910
Area
 • Total 1.678 sq mi (4.345 km2)
 • Land 1.665 sq mi (4.312 km2)
 • Water 0.013 sq mi (0.033 km2)  0.76%
Area rank 434th of 566 in state
55th of 70 in county
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,708
 • Estimate (2015) 2,788
 • Rank 461st of 566 in state
66th of 70 in county
 • Density 1,626.5/sq mi (628.0/km2)
 • Density rank 320th of 566 in state
61st of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07074
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400347700
GNIS feature ID 0885307
Website www.moonachie.us

Moonachie (/mˈnɑːk/; moo-NAH-kee) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the Hackensack River watershed. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,708, reflecting a decline of 46 (-1.7%) from the 2,754 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 63 (-2.2%) from the 2,817 counted in the 1990 Census.

Moonachie was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1910, from portions of Lodi Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1910. On March 26, 1917, portions of Moonachie were taken to form Teterboro. Legend is that Moonachie was named after Monaghie, a chief of the Native Americans who inhabited the local cedar forests.

The name of the borough is pronounced "moo-NAH-kee;" however, in January 1987, then-Mayor of New York City Ed Koch pronounced it "mah-NOO-chee" when he made his now-famous quip that the New York Giants should hold their victory parade in the borough after the team had just won Super Bowl XXI. Koch had refused to grant the Giants permission to hold a parade within the city limits because the team plays its home games in New Jersey, not in New York City.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.678 square miles (4.345 km2), including 1.665 square miles (4.312 km2) of land and 0.013 square miles (0.033 km2) of water (0.76%).

The borough is approximately 9 miles (14 km) northwest of downtown Manhattan in New York City. Nearby is East Rutherford, in which can be found the Meadowlands Sports Complex, home to the National Football League's New York Giants and New York Jets, and a racetrack at which both thoroughbred horse racing and harness racing are conducted.

The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Carlstadt, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, South Hackensack, Teterboro and Wood-Ridge.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 212
1910 638 200.9%
1920 1,194 87.1%
1930 1,465 22.7%
1940 1,554 6.1%
1950 1,775 14.2%
1960 3,052 71.9%
1970 2,951 −3.3%
1980 2,706 −8.3%
1990 2,817 4.1%
2000 2,754 −2.2%
2010 2,708 −1.7%
Est. 2015 2,788 3.0%
Population sources:
1910-1920 1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,708 people, 1,005 households, and 702.5 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,626.5 per square mile (628.0/km2). There were 1,053 housing units at an average density of 632.5 per square mile (244.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 76.59% (2,074) White, 1.40% (38) Black or African American, 0.11% (3) Native American, 10.04% (272) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 8.57% (232) from other races, and 3.29% (89) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.37% (660) of the population.

There were 1,005 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.4 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 95.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $53,500 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,570) and the median family income was $67,288 (+/- $10,087). Males had a median income of $52,647 (+/- $4,166) versus $42,670 (+/- $7,039) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,918 (+/- $2,593). About 4.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed four households in 2010, the same number as was counted in 2000.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,754 people, 1,041 households, and 707 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,596.5 people per square mile (614.6/km2). There were 1,074 housing units at an average density of 622.6 per square mile (239.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.66% White, 0.94% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.64% Asian, 2.94% from other races, and 3.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.67% of the population.

There were 1,041 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.27.

The population in the borough was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $50,571, and the median income for a family was $62,163. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $32,829 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,654. About 1.7% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 12.83 miles (20.65 km) of roadways, of which 9.83 miles (15.82 km) were maintained by the municipality and 3.00 miles (4.83 km) by Bergen County.

County Route 503 passes through Moonachie as Moonachie Road.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus routes 161, 163, 164 provide service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, service to Newark is offered on the 76 route and local service is available on the 703 (rush hour) and 772 bus routes.

Portions of Teterboro Airport are located in Moonachie.


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