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History:

On the eve of the American Revolutionary War, Waldwick and the surrounding area constituted a small settlement within Franklin Township, an area that encompassed much of northwestern Bergen County. On January 1, 1886, Orvil Township was formed from portions of Hohokus Township and Washington Township, in honor of its chief surveyor. Not long after, the Erie Railroad created a stop in the township, bringing about the first major population boom in the region's history. Still later, around the 1870s, the area constituting modern-day Ridgewood broke away from Orvil; not too long afterwards, Orvil Township as an independent municipality began to fade. On April 7, 1919, a council of citizens voted to incorporate as the borough of "Waldwick" (A Place in the Woods), from the remaining portions of Orvil Township. With the creation of the borough of Waldwick, Orvil Township was dissolved. "Waldwick" is Old English, from "wald" (forest) and "wick" (settlement, place).

General Information:

Town Name: Waldwick
City Hall: Waldwick Administration Building
Address: 63 Franklin Tpk., Waldwick NJ 07463
Phone Number: 201-652-5300
Land Area: 2.1 square miles
Distance to NYC: 23 miles
Town Website: http://www.waldwickpd.org/
Library Website: http://www.bccls.org
Water Service: Borough owned
Gas & Electric: P.S.E.&G.
Population: 9,831 Population Density / Mile: 4,741
Median Age: 42.24 Number of Households: 3,490
Average Household Size: 2.818 Households with Children: 1,295
Median Household Income: $101,429 Annual Residential Turnover: 5.92
Population: 9,831 Population Density / Mile: 4,741
% Change in Population Since 2010: 2.34% Male Population: 4,866
Female Population: 4,965 Median Age: 42.24
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Number of Households: 3,490 Average Household Size: 2.818
Households with Children: 1,295 Households without Children: 1,445
Family Households: 2,740 Non-Family Households: 107
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Median Household Income: $101,429 Average Household Income: $116,536
Per Capita Income: $41,368 Average Total Household Expenditure: $61,370
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Educational Climate Index: 4

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

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Annual Precipitation: 51.55 Average January Low Temperature: 18.2
Average January High Temperature: 36.4 Average July Low Temperature: 62.3
Average July High Temperature: 83.8  
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ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  38 Locations
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  1 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  19 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  43 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  5 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  7 Locations
HOSPITALITY  2 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  8 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  24 Locations
PET SERVICES  2 Locations
SHOPPING  42 Locations
TRAVEL  2 Locations
School Information:
CRESCENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
JULIA A. TRAPHAGEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
WALDWICK MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Crescent (Elementary School) View Report
Julia A Traphagen (Elementary School) View Report
Waldwick High (Secondary School) View Report
Waldwick Middle School (Elementary School) View Report

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