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Northvale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Northvale
Haring-Blauvelt House
Haring-Blauvelt House
Map highlighting Northvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Northvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Northvale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Northvale, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 15, 1916
Area
 • Total 1.298 sq mi (3.362 km2)
 • Land 1.295 sq mi (3.355 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.20%
Area rank 472nd of 566 in state
59th of 70 in county
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 4,640
 • Estimate (2015) 4,859
 • Rank 390th of 566 in state
62nd of 70 in county
 • Density 3,582.3/sq mi (1,383.1/km2)
 • Density rank 177th of 566 in state
37th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07647
Area code(s) 201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784
FIPS code 3400353430
GNIS feature ID 0885327
Website www.boroughofnorthvale.com

Northvale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,640, reflecting an increase of 180 (+4.0%) from the 4,460 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 103 (-2.3%) from the 4,563 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

The borough of Northvale was formed on March 15, 1916, from the remaining portions of Harrington Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 4, 1916. With the creation of Northvale, Harrington Township was dissolved. Portions of Northvale were transferred to create the borough of Rockleigh, as of March 13, 1923. The borough's name derives from its location and topography.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.298 square miles (3.362 km2), including 1.295 square miles (3.355 km2) of land and 0.003 square miles (0.007 km2) of water (0.20%).

The borough borders Norwood, Old Tappan and Rockleigh in Bergen County and Tappan (in the Town of Orangetown) in Rockland County, New York.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 387
1910 588 51.9%
1920 827 40.6%
1930 1,144 * 38.3%
1940 1,159 1.3%
1950 1,455 25.5%
1960 2,892 98.8%
1970 5,177 79.0%
1980 5,046 −2.5%
1990 4,563 −9.6%
2000 4,460 −2.3%
2010 4,640 4.0%
Est. 2015 4,859 4.7%
Population sources: 1920
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,640 people, 1,564 households, and 1,265 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,582.3 per square mile (1,383.1/km2). There were 1,635 housing units at an average density of 1,262.3 per square mile (487.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 71.94% (3,338) White, 1.06% (49) Black or African American, 0.19% (9) Native American, 24.01% (1,114) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.14% (53) from other races, and 1.64% (76) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.15% (378) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 16.3% of the population.

There were 1,564 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.2 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $86,607 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,519) and the median family income was $89,125 (+/- $16,380). Males had a median income of $66,563 (+/- $14,582) versus $31,228 (+/- $7,496) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,404 (+/- $4,301). About 3.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 9 households in 2010, an increase of 50% from the 6 counted in 2000.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,460 people, 1,575 households, and 1,236 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,381.2 people per square mile (1,304.6/km2). There were 1,596 housing units at an average density of 1,210.0 per square mile (466.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.91% White, 0.76% African American, 0.07% Native American, 14.06% Asian, 1.17% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population.

There were 1,575 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $72,500, and the median income for a family was $81,153. Males had a median income of $50,901 versus $37,563 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,206. About 2.4% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 22.67 miles (36.48 km) of roadways, of which 20.11 miles (32.36 km) were maintained by the municipality and 2.56 miles (4.12 km) by Bergen County.

County Route 505 passes through Northvale.

Public transportation

Rockland Coaches provides service on routes 20/20T to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.

Saddle River Tours / Ameribus offers service on the 20 / 84 route to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.

In popular culture

The television show Ed, which ran from 2000–04, was filmed in Northvale. The interior and exterior shots for "Stuckeybowl" were filmed at the now closed and demolished bowling alley, formerly known as "Country Club Lanes". Housing for seniors ages 55+ now exists on the site.

In the 2008 USA Network series In Plain Sight, during the episode, Stan by Me, two FBI agents are murdered and a federally protected witness is kidnapped in Northvale.

Historic sites

Haring-Blauvelt House was built in 1810 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1983.


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