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West Milford, NJ Community Information

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History:

West Milford was settled by the Lenni Lenape Indians, a peaceful tribe, that sold their land to the English and moved south. Later, English, Dutch, and German settlers realized the potential and wealth of West Milford from trapping and mining and began to develop communities. The forest provided fine habitat for wildlife which was prolific. Animal pelts that were extremely valuable in the Old World were easy to come by in West Milford; thus, trapping became a main source of income for the early settlers.

The first industry in West Milford came with the discovery of iron ore. The essential resources necessary for the iron industry were moving water and wood which were in abundant supply and furnaces sprung up throughout the town. A few still remain as testimony of the Township's early development. The Township's development continued as people discovered the beautiful countryside, lakes, streams, and mountains, and West Milford emerged as an early resort community. Summer cottages began to spring up everywhere, particularly along the lakefronts. It remained a summer community until the late 1960's when its potential as a year round residence was realized. Wise planning in the following years will help maximize the Town's growth without sacrificing its semi-rural character.

General Information:

Town Name: West Milford
City Hall: Township of West Milford
Address: 1480 Union Valley Road, West Milford NJ 07480
Phone Number: 973-728-2700
Land Area: 80 square miles
Distance to NYC: 40 miles
Town Website: http://www.westmilford.org/
Library Website: http://www.wmtl.org/
Water Service: Private Wells & Municipal Util. in certain Dvpmts.
Gas & Electric: Rockland Electric, PSE & G, & JCPL
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 26,087 Population Density / Mile: 347
    Median Age: 45.24 Number of Households: 9,672
    Average Household Size: 2.67 Households with Children: 2,961
    Median Household Income: $101,663
  • Population
    Population: 26,087 Population Density / Mile: 347
    % Change in Population Since 2010: -1.49% Male Population: 12,963
    Female Population: 13,124 Median Age: 45.24
  • Households
    Number of Households: 9,672 Average Household Size: 2.67
    Households with Children: 2,961 Households without Children: 4,331
    Family Households: 7,291 Non-Family Households: 318
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $101,663 Average Household Income: $112,688
    Per Capita Income: $42,144 Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,849
  • 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: 51.74 Average January Low Temperature: 15.98
Average January High Temperature: 36.1 Average July Low Temperature: 59.89
Average July High Temperature: 84.1  
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ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  11 Locations
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  18 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  20 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  33 Locations
FARM - RANCH  2 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  9 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  52 Locations
HOSPITALITY  7 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  19 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  152 Locations
PET SERVICES  2 Locations
SHOPPING  91 Locations
TRAVEL  2 Locations
School Information:
APSHAWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MACOPIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
MAPLE ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MARSHALL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
PARADISE KNOLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
UPPER GREENWOOD LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
WEST MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Apshawa (Elementary School) View Report
Macopin (Elementary School) View Report
Maple Road (Elementary School) View Report
Marshall Hill (Elementary School) View Report
Paradise Knoll (Elementary School) View Report
Upper Greenwood Lake (Elementary School) View Report
West Brook (Elementary School) View Report
West Milford High (Secondary School) View Report

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West Milford, NJ Community Information

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