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Pompton Lakes, NJ Community Information

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History:

Pompton Lakes was originally part of Pompton Township, which covered an area from New York - New Jersey border south to its southwestern boundary along the Wanaque and Pequannock Rivers. It consisted of a long range of mountains. The valleys are fertile and the mountains rich in minerals. Dutch farmers were the first European imiigrants to settle in Pompton. As early as 1964 they purchased large tracts of land from the Indians and began building, farming and mining the rich land.
Captain Arent Schuyler of New York passed through the area and in June, 1694, purchased 5500 acres from the Indians, known as the Lenapi for "wampum and other goods and merchandise to the value of 250 pounds current money of New York". The site was on the Pequannock and Pompton Creeks. In November, 1695, Major Anthony Brockholst, also of New York, acquired title from the Indians to the same land. The territory now comprises most of Wayne Township. Schuyler and Brockholst were granted title to the lands by the East Jersey Proprietors. Part of this land was for mining. Both men settled in Pompton in 1697.
Situated at the junction of roads leading to Hackensack, Bloomingdale, Ringwood, Charlottsburg, Morristown and West Point, Pompton, with its ironworks and mineral wealth, became a busy hub for trade and a crossroads for the American armies.
The American and British armies fought back and forth across New Jersey during the Revolutionary War. General George Washington stayed at several Pompton Lakes Homes. Possibly, because of his friendship with Lt. Colfax, he stayed at the Yellow Cottage, more commonly known as the Yellow Tavern, an overnight stop for stage coaches.

General Information:

Town Name: Pompton Lakes
City Hall:
Address: 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes NJ 07442
Phone Number: 973-835-0143
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 25 miles
Town Website: http://www.pomptonlakesgov.com
Library Website: https://www.pomptonlakeslibrary.org/
Water Service: Municipal Utility Authority
Gas & Electric: PSE & G and Jersey Central Power & Lighting
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 10,893 Population Density / Mile: 3,739
    Median Age: 41.8 Number of Households: 4,114
    Average Household Size: 2.643 Households with Children: 1,309
    Median Household Income: $85,223
  • Population
    Population: 10,893 Population Density / Mile: 3,739
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 2.38% Male Population: 5,308
    Female Population: 5,585 Median Age: 41.8
  • Households
    Number of Households: 4,114 Average Household Size: 2.643
    Households with Children: 1,309 Households without Children: 1,525
    Family Households: 2,834 Non-Family Households: 266
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $85,223 Average Household Income: $93,888
    Per Capita Income: $35,527 Average Total Household Expenditure: $52,911
  • Education
    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.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 48.78 Average January Low Temperature: 18.4
Average January High Temperature: 35.6 Average July Low Temperature: 63.1
Average July High Temperature: 84.1  
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HEALTH CARE SERVICES  61 Locations
HOSPITALITY  3 Locations
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PERSONAL SERVICES  190 Locations
PET SERVICES  5 Locations
SHOPPING  124 Locations
TRAVEL  5 Locations
School Information:
LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
LENOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
POMPTON LAKES HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Lakeside (Elementary School) View Report
Lenox (Elementary School) View Report
Lincoln (Elementary School) View Report
Pompton Lakes High (Secondary School) View Report

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Pompton Lakes, NJ Community Information

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