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Teterboro, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Teterboro
Teterboro Municipal Building in September 2018
Teterboro Municipal Building in September 2018
Map highlighting Teterboro's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Teterboro's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Teterboro, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Teterboro, New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey
Location in Bergen County, New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey is located in the United States
Teterboro, New Jersey
Teterboro, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Bergen County, New Jersey.gif Bergen
Incorporated March 26, 1917
Named for Walter C. Teter
Government
 • Type 1923 Municipal Manager Law
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.11 sq mi (2.88 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water <0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0.36%
Area rank 493rd of 565 in state
63rd of 70 in county
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 • Total 67
 • Estimate 
(2019)
68
 • Rank 563rd of 566 in state
70th of 70 in county
 • Density 57.9/sq mi (22.4/km2)
 • Density rank 553rd of 566 in state
70th of 70 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07608
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400372480
GNIS feature ID 0885418

Teterboro ( TEE-tər-BƏR-oh) is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 67, reflecting an increase of 49 (+272.2%) from the 18 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 4 (−18.2%) from the 22 counted in the 1990 Census. After being ranked as the fourth-smallest municipality, by population, in New Jersey through the 2010 census, the borough is the third-smallest since the combination of Pine Valley into Pine Hill in 2022.

Teterboro is the home of Teterboro Airport (operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) which takes up a majority of the borough, as well as portions of Hasbrouck Heights and Moonachie.

History

Teterboro was incorporated on March 26, 1917, from land taken from the boroughs of Moonachie and Little Ferry and from Lodi Township. The borough was enlarged on July 5, 1918, by the addition of an area annexed from Hasbrouck Heights. The name Teterboro was changed on April 14, 1937, to Bendix Borough, but changed back to Teterboro Borough on June 1, 1943. The borough was named for Walter C. Teter, a New York investment banker, who had purchased land in 1917 to build a racetrack and developed a 700-acre (280 ha) site, reclaiming marshland and building an airport and an 18-hole golf course.

In the past, neighboring municipalities, such as Hasbrouck Heights and South Hackensack, have attempted to dissolve Teterboro, in hopes of absorbing the town's ratables. Some people have reasoned that the population is too small for the borough to justify its own existence. However, all such attempts have met with failure, due to resistance from residents, business owners and municipal officials. In July 2010, a bill was introduced in the New Jersey state senate in a renewed effort to divide Teterboro among neighboring towns. The bill stalled in the state Legislature after its introduction, due to opposition from the borough as well as the neighboring municipalities of Moonachie and Hasbrouck Heights. The legality of a 20-year tax abatement proposed for Teterboro businesses within the bill, which had been included to alleviate concerns of property owners that taxes could spike if the borough was dissolved, was also called into question.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.158 square miles (3.000 km2), including 1.157 square miles (2.997 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of water (0.08%).

The borough borders Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Moonachie and South Hackensack.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 7
1910 20 185.7%
1920 24 20.0%
1930 26 8.3%
1940 40 53.8%
1950 28 −30.0%
1960 22 −21.4%
1970 19 −13.6%
1980 19 0.0%
1990 22 15.8%
2000 18 −18.2%
2010 67 272.2%
2019 (est.) 68 1.5%
Population sources: 1920
1920–1930 1900–2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 67 people, 25 households, and 13 families residing in the borough. The population density was 57.9 per square mile (22.4/km2). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 23.3 per square mile (9.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 67.16% (45) White, 4.48% (3) Black or African American, 2.99% (2) Native American, 2.99% (2) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 8.96% (6) from other races, and 13.43% (9) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.82% (24) of the population.

There were 25 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 96.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,571 (with a margin of error of +/- $31,104) and the median family income was $79,107 (+/- $46,857). Males had a median income of $72,031 (+/- $9,149) versus $24,286 (+/- $75,310) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,446 (+/- $14,230). About none of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed no households in either 2010 or 2000.

Transportation

2020-07-14 17 30 31 View east along Interstate 80 (Bergen-Passaic Expressway) at Exit 65 (Green Street, Teterboro, South Hackensack) on the border of South Hackensack Township and Teterboro in Bergen County, New Jersey
I-80 eastbound on the border of South Hackensack and Teterboro

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 4.65 miles (7.48 km) of roadways, of which 3.28 miles (5.28 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.30 miles (0.48 km) by Bergen County and 1.07 miles (1.72 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

U.S. Route 46 travels east–west through Teterboro to the north of Teterboro Airport, while a small piece of Interstate 80 travels along the northern edge of the borough. Route 17 travels parallel to the Hasbrouck Heights – Teterboro border on the Hasbrouck Heights side.

Teterboro Airport
Teterboro Airport is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Public transportation

Teterboro is served by NJ Transit at the Teterboro train station, located on Williams Avenue near Route 17. The station offers service on the Pascack Valley Line, which runs north–south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service, and at Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

NJ Transit provides bus service on the 161 (on Route 46), 164 and 165 routes to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Newark on the 76 route, with local service on the 772 route.

Education

The Hasbrouck Heights School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Hasbrouck Heights and from Teterboro. Teterboro, a non-operating district, was merged into the Hasbrouck Heights School District following its dissolution on July 1, 2010. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 1,832 students and 140.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) include Euclid Elementary School with 343 students in grades PreK-5, Lincoln Elementary School with 402 students in grades PreK-5, Hasbrouck Heights Middle School with 490 students in grades 6-8 and Hasbrouck Heights High School with 565 students in grades 9-12.

Prior to July 2010, public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade attended Memorial School in South Hackensack, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the South Hackensack School District. High school students had an option to attend Hackensack High School of the Hackensack Public Schools, the receiving district for South Hackensack students, or Hasbrouck Heights High School. Teterboro students already enrolled in South Hackensack or Hackensack schools, prior to July 2010, were given the option to remain in those schools.

Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus and Bergen County Technical High School, Paramus Campus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.

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