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Montvale, New Jersey
Borough of Montvale
Montvale borough hall
Montvale borough hall
Map highlighting Montvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Montvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Montvale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Montvale, New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey
Location in Bergen County, New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey is located in the United States
Montvale, New Jersey
Montvale, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Bergen County, New Jersey.gif Bergen
Incorporated August 31, 1894
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 4.03 sq mi (10.45 km2)
 • Land 4.02 sq mi (10.42 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.25%
Area rank 298th of 565 in state
21st of 70 in county
338 ft (103 m)
 • Total 7,844
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 292nd of 566 in state
49th of 70 in county
 • Density 1,961.2/sq mi (757.2/km2)
 • Density rank 294th of 566 in state
57th of 70 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 3400347610
GNIS feature ID 0885306

Montvale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,844, reflecting an increase of 810 (+11.5%) from the 7,034 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 88 (+1.3%) from the 6,946 counted in the 1990 Census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.009 square miles (10.383 km2), including 4.000 square miles (10.359 km2) of land and 0.009 square miles (0.024 km2) of water (0.23%).

The borough borders six neighboring municipalities: Woodcliff Lake, Upper Saddle River, Park Ridge, and River Vale in Bergen County; and both Pearl River (in the Town of Orangetown) and Chestnut Ridge (in the Town of Ramapo) in Rockland County, New York.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Chestnut Ridge and Upper Montvale.

Montvale is serviced by the Garden State Parkway at exits 171 and 172, as well as the New York State Thruway in Chestnut Ridge.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 416
1910 522 25.5%
1920 779 49.2%
1930 1,243 59.6%
1940 1,342 8.0%
1950 1,856 38.3%
1960 3,699 99.3%
1970 7,327 98.1%
1980 7,318 −0.1%
1990 6,946 −5.1%
2000 7,034 1.3%
2010 7,844 11.5%
2019 (est.) 8,570 9.3%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,844 people, 2,778 households, and 2,203 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,961.2 per square mile (757.2/km2). There were 2,872 housing units at an average density of 718.1 per square mile (277.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 84.83% (6,654) White, 1.03% (81) Black or African American, 0.08% (6) Native American, 11.04% (866) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.63% (128) from other races, and 1.39% (109) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.34% (419) of the population.

There were 2,778 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $111,633 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,448) and the median family income was $140,026 (+/- $14,508). Males had a median income of $100,000 (+/- $13,987) versus $55,000 (+/- $4,957) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $53,974 (+/- $7,262). About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

Same-sex couples headed 10 households in 2010, an increase from the 8 counted in 2010.


2020-07-11 18 52 14 View north along New Jersey State Route 444 (Garden State Parkway) at Exit 172 (Montvale, Park Ridge) in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway northbound at exit 172 in Montvale

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 46.82 miles (75.35 km) of roadways, of which 36.54 miles (58.81 km) were maintained by the municipality, 8.49 miles (13.66 km) by Bergen County and 1.79 miles (2.88 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The Garden State Parkway and County Route 503 pass through Montvale. The last stop going north on the Garden State Parkway before heading towards New York and the New York Thruway is in Montvale and features a large rest stop area.

Chestnut Ridge Rd - panoramio
The intersection of Chesnut Ridge Road and Grand Avenue

Public transportation

Montvale is served by NJ Transit at the Montvale train station, located at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Grand Avenue. 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. Connections are available at the 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.

Rockland Coaches provides service on routes 11T/AT, 14ET and 45/46/47 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C.

Annual events

Each Memorial Day, the Tri-Boro area consisting of Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, and Park Ridge all participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade.


Montvale is home to the corporate headquarters of numerous major companies including the former Japanese firm, Sharp Corporation (Sharp US Headquarters) and Benjamin Moore. In January 2015, Mercedes-Benz USA announced that they would be moving their headquarters from New Jersey to the Atlanta area later that year. The company had been based in North Jersey since 1972 and has had 1,000 employees on a 37-acre (15 ha) campus in Montvale. Despite incentive offers from the State of New Jersey to remain in Bergen County, Mercedes-Benz cited proximity to manufacturing facilities and a growing customer base in the southeast in addition to as much as $50 million in tax incentives from Georgia governmental agencies. The borough was the world headquarters for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (parent company of supermarket chains including A&P Markets, Pathmark and Waldbaum's) from the 1970s until its bankruptcy in 2015.

Montvale is home to the operational headquarters of Ingersoll Rand, Pentax and KPMG have a large local presence. The international marketing and commercial services headquarters of Western Union are located in Montvale.

The Shoppes at DePiero's Farm is a strip mall located on the former site of DePiero's Farm that opened on September 24, 2017. It is located just off exit 172 of the Garden State Parkway, directly across from the former Mercedes-Benz headquarters office. Notable tenants include the first location of Wegmans in Bergen County. Due to state blue laws in effect in Bergen County, most retail stores in the strip mall are closed on Sundays except for grocery stores and restaurants.


The Montvale Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 980 students and 88.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Memorial Elementary School with 519 students in grades PreK through 4 and Fieldstone Middle School with 451 students in grades 5 to 8.

Public school students from Montvale in ninth through twelfth grades attend Pascack Hills High School along with students from neighboring Woodcliff Lake. The school is part of the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Hillsdale and River Vale. Pascack Hills High School was the 7th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 18th in 2012 out of 328 schools. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 842 students and 70.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Seats on the nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent districts, with two seats assigned to Montvale.

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 the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. 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.

Montvale is the home of Saint Joseph Regional High School, a college preparatory school for young men founded in 1962 in the Xaverian tradition of Catholic education, operating under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Montvale, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Montvale include:

  • Dana Bash (born 1971), CNN Capitol Hill journalist.
  • Marco Capozzoli (born 1988), placekicker for the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League (AFL).
  • Tim Catalfo (born 1959), former amateur wrestling standout, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.
  • Mary Dunleavy (born 1966), operatic soprano.
  • Alecko Eskandarian (born 1982), professional soccer player.
  • Edith Margaret Faulstich (1907–1972), philatelist and philatelic journalist who specialized in postal history and postal covers.
  • Jeff Hafley (born 1979), defensive backs coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
  • Aline Brosh McKenna (born 1967), screenwriter.
  • Zac Moncrief (born 1971), director of Family Guy, Phineas and Ferb and other cartoons.
  • Liliko Ogasawara (born 1972), former international competitor in judo who represented the United States in Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  • Kyle Palmieri (born 1991), NHL right wing who has played for the New Jersey Devils.
  • Scottie Scheffler (born 1996), professional golfer on the PGA Tour, who has been ranked as the World No. 1 Golfer.
  • Kieran Scott (born 1974), author of chick lit and young adult books, including Private and I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader.
  • Charlotte Vandervalk (born 1937), represented Montvale in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1991 to 2012 and served on the Montvale Township Council from 1980 to 1985.
  • Jeffrey Vinokur (born 1990), science educator who combines hip-hop dance popping with live science demonstrations as "The Dancing Scientist".
  • Shaun Weiss (born 1978), actor who played "Goldberg" in The Mighty Ducks film series.
  • Jacob R. Wortendyke (1818-1880), Congressman who represented NJ's 5th congressional district from 1857 to 1859.
  • Heather Zurich (born 1987), assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Long Island University Blackbirds women's basketball team.
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