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: 11,757
Population Density / Mile: 1,465
Median Age: 45.51
Number of Households: 4,265
Average Household Size: 2.653
Households with Children: 1,138
Median Household Income: $90,126

Population

Population: 11,757
Population Density / Mile: 1,465
Change in Population Since 2010: 14.35%
Male Population: 5,607
Female Population: 6,150
Median Age: 45.51

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 669
5-9 years: 629
10-14 years: 634
15-19 years: 724
20-24 years: 642
25-29 years: 619
30-34 years: 589
35-39 years: 623
40-44 years: 675
45-49 years: 751
50-54 years: 851
55-59 years: 892
60-64 years: 823
65-69 years: 824
70-74 years: 701
75-79 years: 498
80-84 years: 342
85+ years: 273

Households

Number of Households: 4,265
Average Household Size: 2.653
Households with Children: 1,138
Households without Children: 2,046
Family Households: 3,184
Non-Family Households: 231

Marital Status

Never Married: 2869
Now Married: 5240
Separated: 94
Widowed: 817
Divorced: 806

Income

Median Household Income: $90,126
Average Household Income: $105,052
Per Capita Income: $39,135
Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,080

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $0
25-44 years: $95,969
45-64 years: $110,369
Over 64 years: $67,975

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 101
$10,000-$15,000 84
$15,000-$20,000 102
$20,000-$25,000 64
$25,000-$30,000 76
$30,000-$35,000 168
$35,000-$40,000 137
$40,000-$45,000 174
$45,000-$50,000 138
$50,000-$60,000 227
$60,000-$75,000 361
$75,000-$100,000 814
$100,000-$125,000 458
$125,000-$150,000 419
$150,000-$200,000 622
$200,000-$250,000 177
$250,000-$500,000 77
$500,000 up 63

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: 300
Some High School: 566
High School Grad: 2961
Some College: 1608
Associate Degree: 494
Bachelors Degree: 1701
Graduate Degree: 829

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 7 Locations
Organizations - Associations 7 Locations
Personal Services 42 Locations
Pet Services 1 Locations
Shopping 25 Locations
Travel 3 Locations

Schools

Haskell Elementary
Wanaque Elementary

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