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New Milford, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of New Milford
Demarest-Bloomer House
Demarest-Bloomer House
Nickname(s): The Birthplace of Bergen County
Map highlighting New Milford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting New Milford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of New Milford, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of New Milford, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 11, 1922
Area
 • Total 2.308 sq mi (5.978 km2)
 • Land 2.274 sq mi (5.890 km2)
 • Water 0.034 sq mi (0.088 km2)  1.47%
Area rank 388th of 566 in state
43rd of 70 in county
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 16,341
 • Estimate (2015) 16,801
 • Rank 153rd of 566 in state
19th of 70 in county
 • Density 7,186.0/sq mi (2,774.5/km2)
 • Density rank 58th of 566 in state
18th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07646
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400351660
GNIS feature ID 0885320
Website www.newmilfordboro.com

New Milford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 16,341, reflecting a decline of 59 (-0.4%) from the 16,400 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 410 (+2.6%) from the 15,990 counted in the 1990 Census.

New Milford was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1922, from what remained of Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 18, 1922. With the creation of New Milford, Palisades Township (which had been created in 1871) was dissolved. The borough is believed to have been named for Milford, Pennsylvania.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, New Milford had a total area of 2.308 square miles (5.978 km2), including 2.274 square miles (5.890 km2) of land and 0.034 square miles (0.088 km2) of water (1.47%).

The borough borders Bergenfield, Dumont, Oradell, River Edge and Teaneck.

New Milford—together with River Edge, Hackensack and Teaneck—is home to historic New Bridge Landing.

New Bridge, Old Bridge and Peetzburgh are unincorporated communities located within New Milford.

During Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011, the Hackensack River crested at 11.84 feet (3.61 m), the second-highest recorded height and almost 6 feet (1.8 m) above flood stage, forcing flooding homes to be evacuated. The record height at the New Milford flood gauge is 12.36 feet (3.77 m) set during a storm on April 16, 2007, and the previous second-highest level of 11.45 feet (3.49 m) had been set during Hurricane Floyd on September 16, 1999.

Demographic

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 860
1910 1,141 32.7%
1920 3,833 235.9%
1930 2,556 −33.3%
1940 3,215 25.8%
1950 6,006 86.8%
1960 18,810 213.2%
1970 19,149 1.8%
1980 16,876 −11.9%
1990 15,990 −5.3%
2000 16,400 2.6%
2010 16,341 −0.4%
Est. 2015 16,801 2.8%
Population sources: 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,341 people, 6,141 households, and 4,207 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,186.0 per square mile (2,774.5/km2). There were 6,362 housing units at an average density of 2,797.7 per square mile (1,080.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 70.51% (11,522) White, 3.72% (608) Black or African American, 0.12% (20) Native American, 19.39% (3,169) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 3.59% (586) from other races, and 2.64% (432) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.63% (2,227) of the population.

There were 6,141 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $75,075 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,822) and the median family income was $96,885 (+/- $5,032). Males had a median income of $62,817 (+/- $4,265) versus $51,630 (+/- $2,640) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,491 (+/- $2,896). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 37 households in 2010, more than double the 16 counted in 2000.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 16,400 people, 6,346 households, and 4,277 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,099.0 people per square mile (2,741.2/km2). There were 6,437 housing units at an average density of 2,786.4 per square mile (1,075.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.59% White, 2.62% African American, 0.12% Native American, 14.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.09% of the population.

There were 6,346 households of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $59,118, and the median income for a family was $77,216. Males had a median income of $46,463 versus $36,987 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,064. About 1.7% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 47.41 miles (76.30 km) of roadways, of which 42.45 miles (68.32 km) were maintained by the municipality and 4.96 miles (7.98 km) by Bergen County.

Main roads in New Milford include River Road, Madison Avenue, Milford Avenue, and Boulevard.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus route 167 offers service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, with local service offered on the 753, 756, 762, and 772 bus routes through New Milford. Coach USA's Rockland Coaches offers service on the 21T route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C.

Commuter rail service is provided by NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line, with service at River Edge and New Bridge Landing stations, which are available across the Hackensack River in River Edge. The Pascack Valley Line offers two-way weekday and weekend service to and from Hoboken Terminal, and connecting service to Penn Station via Secaucus Junction.


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