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GLEN RIDGE, NJ Community Information

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History:

Glen Ridge traces its beginning to 1666 when sixty-four Connecticut families led by Robert Treat bought land from the Lenni Lenape Indians and named it New Ark to reflect a covenant to worship freely without persecution. The territory included the future towns of Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, and Nutley. When Bloomfield seceded in 1812, Glen Ridge was a section "on the hill" composed mostly of farms and woodlands with the exception of a thriving industrial area along the Toney's brook in the Glen. For most of the nineteenth century, three water-powered mills produced lumber, calico, pasteboard boxes and brass fittings. A copper a sandstone quarry and mine were nearby. With the arrival of the Newark and Bloomfield Railroad in 1856 and the New York, Montclair and Greenwood Lake Railroad in 1872, Glen Ridge began its transition to a suburban residential community. Stately homes slowly replaced orchards and wooded fields.

General Information:

Town Name: Glen Ridge
City Hall: 825 Bloomfield Avenue
Address: Box 66, Glen Ridge NJ 07028
Phone Number: 973-748-8400
Land Area: 1.3 square miles
Distance to NYC: 18 miles
Town Website: http://www.glenridgenj.org/
Library Website: http://www.glenridgelibrary.org/
Water Service: Wanaque Water Shed
Gas & Electric: P.S.E. & G.
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 7,550 Population Density / Mile: 5,892
    Median Age: 42.57 Number of Households: 2,487
    Average Household Size: 3.028 Households with Children: 1,352
    Median Household Income: $171,023
  • Population
    Population: 7,550 Population Density / Mile: 5,892
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 4.27% Male Population: 3,697
    Female Population: 3,853 Median Age: 42.57
  • Households
    Number of Households: 2,487 Average Household Size: 3.028
    Households with Children: 1,352 Households without Children: 699
    Family Households: 2,051 Non-Family Households: 65
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $171,023 Average Household Income: $231,111
    Per Capita Income: $76,294 Average Total Household Expenditure: $69,228
  • 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: 51.73 Average January Low Temperature: 19.16
Average January High Temperature: 36.9 Average July Low Temperature: 63.14
Average July High Temperature: 84.81  
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BANKS - FINANCIAL  6 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  6 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  3 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  79 Locations
HOSPITALITY  1 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  7 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  29 Locations
SHOPPING  24 Locations
School Information:
FOREST AVE SCHOOL Details/Map
GLEN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
LINDEN AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
RIDGEWOOD AVENUE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Forest Ave. School (Elementary School) View Report
Glen Ridge High (Secondary School) View Report
Linden Ave (Elementary School) View Report
Ridgewood Avenue School (Elementary School) View Report

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ Community Information

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