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Teterboro, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Teterboro
Teterboro Airport's control tower in 2012.
Teterboro Airport's control tower in 2012.
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
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 26, 1917
Named for Walter C. Teter
Area
 • Total 1.158 sq mi (3.000 km2)
 • Land 1.157 sq mi (2.907 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)
Area rank 490th of 566 in state
62nd of 70 in county
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 67
 • Estimate (2015) 69
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07608
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400372480
GNIS feature ID 0885418
Website Web site

Teterboro (/ttɜːrbɜːr/ TEE-tər-bər-o) 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. As of 2010, it the fourth-smallest municipality, by population, in New Jersey.

Teterboro is the home of Teterboro Airport (operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) which takes up most of the borough, along with 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%
Est. 2015 69 3.0%
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 0.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% 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.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 18 people, 7 households, and 4 families residing in the borough. The population density was 16.2 people per square mile (6.3/km2). There were 8 housing units at an average density of 7.2 per square mile (2.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 83.33% White, and 16.67% from two or more races.

There were 7 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 28.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 14.3% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 50.0% from 25 to 44, 5.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $72,613. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Borough officials stated that the 2000 Census had failed to count any of the residents of the Vincent Place housing units who had moved into the newly built homes in 1999. The uncounted residents, including the Mayor and all four Council members, would help make up a projected tripling of the population enumerated by the census. Previously, the Mayor and Council, as well as several other Vincent Place residents, had all been residents of Huyler Street, the only other street zoned as a residential area in the borough. In a March 2010 article, published in The Record, Teterboro's municipal manager at the time noted that the actual population of the town had grown to approximately 60.

Transportation

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

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.

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.


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