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North Arlington, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of North Arlington
Belleville Turnpike Bridge
Belleville Turnpike Bridge
Map highlighting North Arlington's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting North Arlington's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of North Arlington, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of North Arlington, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 9, 1896
Area
 • Total 2.623 sq mi (6.793 km2)
 • Land 2.561 sq mi (6.633 km2)
 • Water 0.062 sq mi (0.160 km2)  2.35%
Area rank 366th of 566 in state
36th of 70 in county
Elevation 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 15,392
 • Estimate (2015) 15,904
 • Rank 164th of 566 in state
20th of 70 in county
 • Density 6,010.3/sq mi (2,320.6/km2)
 • Density rank 84th of 566 in state
24th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07031
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400352320
GNIS feature ID 0885323
Website www.narlington.org

North Arlington is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 15,392, reflecting an increase of 211 (+1.4%) from the 15,181 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,391 (+10.1%) from the 13,790 counted in the 1990 Census.

As the site of Holy Cross Cemetery, which has interred almost 290,000 individuals since its establishment in 1915, and with another Jewish cemetery including several thousand more burials, North Arlington has more than 20 times as many dead people than living, with more burials than the living population of Newark, the state's largest city. Holy Cross has an average of 2,600 interments each year, of which about 65% are burials, with the remainder split between entombment in mausoleums or crypts and burial of cremated remains. Expansion of the mausoleum will bring its capacity to nearly 36,000 interments, with the cemetery's total capacity of about 750,000 expected to last past the year 2090. The cemetery covers 208 acres (84 ha) and was assessed at $185 million, though its non-profit status means that the municipality generates no tax revenue from a property that covers almost an eighth of the borough's land area.

North Arlington was formed by a referendum passed on March 9, 1896, and incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1896, from area taken from Union Township. It was called North Arlington because it was north of the Arlington section of Kearny, which had been named from the Arlington Station on the Erie Railroad.

History

Zadroga 9-11 memorial
North Arlington erected a 9/11 memorial at the James Zadroga Soccer Field.

North Arlington was originally part of an area called "New Barbadoes Neck".

Copper was mined at the Schuyler Copper Mine here in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was one of the first true copper mines in North America.

In 1755, the first steam engine in North American was assembled in North Arlington. The Newcomen steam engine was imported from England by John Schuyler to pump water out of his copper mine. He hired engineer Josiah Hornblower to assemble the machinery.

North Arlington, together with Lyndhurst and Rutherford was the site of the EnCap project, an effort to remediate landfills on the 785-acre (3.18 km2) site and construct homes and golf courses on top of the cleaned up site. On May 27, 2008, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission terminated its agreement with EnCap Golf Holdings, the company that had the contract to redevelop the site, after the company had missed targets to clean up the landfills as part of the project.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.623 square miles (6.793 km2), including 2.561 square miles (6.633 km2) of land and 0.062 square miles (0.160 km2) of water (2.35%).

The borough borders Lyndhurst in Bergen County, Belleville in Essex County and Kearny in Hudson County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 290
1910 437 50.7%
1920 1,767 304.3%
1930 8,263 367.6%
1940 9,904 19.9%
1950 15,970 61.2%
1960 17,477 9.4%
1970 18,096 3.5%
1980 16,587 −8.3%
1990 13,790 −16.9%
2000 15,181 10.1%
2010 15,392 1.4%
Est. 2015 15,904 3.3%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 15,392 people, 6,295 households, and 4,117 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,010.3 per square mile (2,320.6/km2). There were 6,573 housing units at an average density of 2,566.6 per square mile (991.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 82.59% (12,712) White, 1.43% (220) Black or African American, 0.23% (36) Native American, 7.87% (1,211) Asian, 0.01% (2) Pacific Islander, 6.03% (928) from other races, and 1.84% (283) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.86% (3,211) of the population.

There were 6,295 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 88.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $71,232 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,829) and the median family income was $87,854 (+/- $9,834). Males had a median income of $56,437 (+/- $4,127) versus $47,794 (+/- $4,233) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,265 (+/- $2,555). About 4.6% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 39 households in 2010, an increase from the 28 counted in 2000.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 15,181 people, 6,392 households, and 4,129 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,880.7 people per square mile (2,271.9/km2). There were 6,529 housing units at an average density of 2,529.2 per square mile (977.1/km2). The ethnic makeup of the borough was 89.61% White, 0.46% African American, 0.14% Native American, 5.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% of the population.

There were 6,392 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,787, and the median income for a family was $62,483. Males had a median income of $41,512 versus $34,769 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,441. About 3.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

Riverside County Park is a Bergen County Park covering 85 acres (34 ha), located on Riverside Avenue between Lyndhurst and North Arlington. It has a playground, athletic fields, tennis courts, a Bocce ball court and fitness center.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 31.14 miles (50.11 km) of roadways, of which 25.90 miles (41.68 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.06 miles (4.92 km) by Bergen County and 2.18 miles (3.51 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 7 and Route 17 meet at the intersection of Ridge Road (Route 17) and Belleville Turnpike (Route 7), the later of which crosses the Passaic River on the Belleville Turnpike Bridge. The bridge, also known as the Rutgers Street Bridge, connects the borough to Belleville in Essex County. The bridge was formally renamed on July 4, 2013, as the "Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca Memorial Bridge" in memory of a United States Marine Corps infantryman from North Arlington who was killed in February 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus routes 30, 40 and 76 provide service to and from Newark.


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