Wanaque, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Wanaque was incorporated as an independent Borough on February 23, 1918, when Pompton Township was split up into three Boroughs, along with Bloomingdale and Ringwood. Wanaque is the name given to our valley by the Indians. These early inhabitants had no written language, but pronounced the name Wa na'key or perhaps Wyanockie. This word, in the language of the Lenni Lenape, may come from an Algonquin root meaning "rest and repose." A more popular interpretation is "place of sassafras." Historians have found old deeds and documents which reveal the word Wanaque had many spellings - Wynokie, Wynocky, Wynoky, and Wynockie.

General Information

Town Name: Wanaque
City Hall: Wanaque Borough Hall
Address: 579 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque NJ 07465
Phone Number: 973-839-3000
Land Area: 8 square miles
Distance to NYC: 34.5 miles
Town Website: http://www.wanaqueborough.com/
Library Website: http://www.wanaquelibrary.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric: Gas: PSE & G, Electric: JCP & L

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 11,812
Population Density / Mile: 1,472
Median Age: 45.59
Number of Households: 4,285
Average Household Size: 2.653
Households with Children: 1,314
Median Household Income: $85,552

Population

Population: 11,812
Population Density / Mile: 1,472
Change in Population Since 2010: 14.88%
Male Population: 5,638
Female Population: 6,174
Median Age: 45.59

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 663
5-9 years: 641
10-14 years: 643
15-19 years: 702
20-24 years: 654
25-29 years: 653
30-34 years: 575
35-39 years: 627
40-44 years: 662
45-49 years: 738
50-54 years: 819
55-59 years: 895
60-64 years: 838
65-69 years: 817
70-74 years: 731
75-79 years: 526
80-84 years: 345
85+ years: 284

Households

Number of Households: 4,285
Average Household Size: 2.653
Households with Children: 1,314
Households without Children: 1,960
Family Households: 3,274
Non-Family Households: 157

Marital Status

Never Married: 2817
Now Married: 5227
Separated: 66
Widowed: 767
Divorced: 989

Income

Median Household Income: $85,552
Average Household Income: $106,593
Per Capita Income: $39,598
Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,019

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $137,500
25-44 years: $99,051
45-64 years: $100,161
Over 64 years: $55,014

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 95
$10,000-$15,000 96
$15,000-$20,000 108
$20,000-$25,000 105
$25,000-$30,000 95
$30,000-$35,000 127
$35,000-$40,000 211
$40,000-$45,000 224
$45,000-$50,000 84
$50,000-$60,000 176
$60,000-$75,000 470
$75,000-$100,000 761
$100,000-$125,000 485
$125,000-$150,000 464
$150,000-$200,000 513
$200,000-$250,000 151
$250,000-$500,000 64
$500,000 up 54

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.

Level of Education

No High School: 241
Some High School: 468
High School Grad: 3097
Some College: 1611
Associate Degree: 399
Bachelors Degree: 1861
Graduate Degree: 833

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 55
Blue Collar: 45

Geography

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

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 96
Lead 77
Nitrogen Oxide 152
Ozone 84
Particulate Matter 102
Air Pollution 102

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 6 Locations
Automotive Services 3 Locations
Banks - Financial 3 Locations
Eating - Drinking 15 Locations
Government - Public 3 Locations
Health Care Services 8 Locations
Organizations - Associations 7 Locations
Personal Services 45 Locations
Pet Services 1 Locations
Shopping 27 Locations
Travel 3 Locations

Schools

Haskell Elementary
Wanaque Elementary

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