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Norwood, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Norwood
Church of the Holy Communion
Church of the Holy Communion
Map highlighting Norwood's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Norwood's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Norwood, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Norwood, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 21, 1905
Named for "North-woods"
Area
 • Total 2.735 sq mi (7.083 km2)
 • Land 2.728 sq mi (7.066 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.017 km2)  0.24%
Area rank 361st of 566 in state
34th of 70 in county
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 5,711
 • Estimate (2015) 5,869
 • Rank 360th of 566 in state
57th of 70 in county
 • Density 2,093.5/sq mi (808.3/km2)
 • Density rank 286th of 566 in state
56th of 70 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07648
Area code(s) 201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784
FIPS code 3400353610
GNIS feature ID 0885329
Website www.norwoodboro.org

Norwood is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,711, reflecting a decline of 40 (-0.7%) from the 5,751 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 893 (+18.4%) from the 4,858 counted in the 1990 Census.

Norwood was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 14, 1905, from portions of Harrington Township.

History

The territory comprising Norwood was originally settled about 1670 by a dozen or more families mostly from the Dutch Republic, who purchased the land under the Tappan Patent. About that time a grant was also given by Philip Carteret, Governor of the Province of East Jersey, during the reign of King Charles II of England. The Lenni Lenape Native Americans roamed the valley.

The name Norwood emanated from the old description of its location in the "North-Woods". It was a part of Harrington Township, which was formed in 1775 from the northernmost portions of Hackensack Township and New Barbadoes Township, stretching from the Hudson River in the east to the Saddle River in the west.

In 1840, the portions of Harrington Township west of the Hackensack River were taken away to create Washington Township. At that point, Harrington Township was somewhat in the form of a square measuring across each way about 5 miles (8 km), bounded on the north by Rockland County, New York; east by the Hudson River, south by Hackensack Township and west by the Hackensack River. At that time, Norwood, Northvale (once called Neuvy), Old Tappan, Demarest, Closter and Harrington Park were communities within Harrington Township.

On March 14, 1905, Norwood seceded from its parent Harrington Township and was incorporated as an independent borough.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Norwood borough had a total area of 2.735 square miles (7.083 km2), including 2.728 square miles (7.066 km2) of land and 0.007 square miles (0.017 km2) of water (0.24%).

Norwood is in the northeastern part of New Jersey, about 2 miles (3 km) from the New York state line. It is bordered by the boroughs of Northvale, Old Tappan, Harrington Park, Closter, Alpine and Rockleigh.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names within the borough include West Norwood.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 400
1910 564 41.0%
1920 820 45.4%
1930 1,358 65.6%
1940 1,512 11.3%
1950 1,792 18.5%
1960 2,852 59.2%
1970 4,398 54.2%
1980 4,413 0.3%
1990 4,858 10.1%
2000 5,751 18.4%
2010 5,711 −0.7%
Est. 2015 5,869 2.8%
Population sources:
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,711 people, 1,927 households, and 1,542 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,093.5 per square mile (808.3/km2). There were 2,007 housing units at an average density of 735.7 per square mile (284.1/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 69.25% (3,955) White, 1.37% (78) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 27.18% (1,552) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.03% (59) from other races, and 1.16% (66) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% (260) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 20.1% of the population.

There were 1,927 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.23. Same-sex couples headed 7 households in 2010, an increase from the 6 counted in 2000.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.1 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 85.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $102,132 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,413) and the median family income was $107,356 (+/- $10,538). Males had a median income of $80,837 (+/- $8,419) versus $56,429 (+/- $15,763) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,755 (+/- $5,524). About 0.6% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,751 people, 1,857 households, and 1,563 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,091.4 people per square mile (807.4/km2). There were 1,888 housing units at an average density of 686.6 per square mile (265.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.86% Caucasian, 18.99% Asian, 0.83% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.99% of the population.

As of the 2000 Census, 12.69% of Norwood's residents identified themselves as being of Korean ancestry, which was the eighth highest in the United States and sixth highest of any municipality in New Jersey, for all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry.

There were 1,857 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% 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 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $92,447, and the median income for a family was $100,329. Males had a median income of $70,000 versus $37,059 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $40,039. About 2.3% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Norwood Station site
The site of the former Erie Railroad station in Norwood on September 11, 2011

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 25.31 miles (40.73 km) of roadways, of which 18.27 miles (29.40 km) were maintained by the municipality and 7.04 miles (11.33 km) by Bergen County.

County Route 501 and County Route 505 pass through Norwood.

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.

Wildlife

The forests in Norwood house many deciduous species, sheltering deer, wild turkey, turtles, foxes, rabbits, wolves, and even coyote. Suburban sprawl is beginning to interfere with the wildlife. Deer and auto collisions as well as coyote and human interaction is a problem. Wolves have never been seen in Norwood.


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