Woodland Park, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson) is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,987. Woodland Park was formed as a borough under the name West Paterson, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 25, 1914, from portions of Little Falls Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1914. On November 4, 2008, the citizens of Woodland Park voted to change the official name of the borough from West Paterson to Woodland Park. The new name retains the initials W.P. The original name of the Borough, of course, comes from its location near the City of Paterson, which was named for William Paterson, who had an illustrious record of service for the state and nation during its early years. Taxation without representation and services, a battle cry of the American Colonists in their struggle with Great Britain, was the battle cry of the residents of the West Park section of the Township of Little Falls. West Park residents felt were “assessed to the limit” and were receiving “no benefits,” while their township neighbors “received all the cream” and “West Park paid for it.” Added to the fact that they felt they were not receiving the improvements they needed, West Park residents were concerned with the fact that practically all the township officials were elected from Little Falls and few, if any, were from West Park. Agitation for the creation of a borough started about 1905, with bills being unsuccessfully introduced in the legislature in 1908 and 1909. A small group of West Park formed an organization to fight for the creation of a borough. On Jan. 7, 1913 the “Borough of West Paterson” was proposed. One of the standard bearers, Anthony Ferrary, later became the first Mayor of West Paterson.

General Information

Town Name: Woodland Park
City Hall: Municipal Building
Address: 5 Brophy Lane, Woodland Park NJ 07424
Phone Number: 973-345-8100
Land Area: 3 sq. miles
Distance to NYC: 23.3 miles
Town Website: http://www.wpnj.us
Library Website: http://www.abwplibrary.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric: PSE & G

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 11,807
Population Density / Mile: 3,990
Median Age: 43.32
Number of Households: 4,646
Average Household Size: 2.523
Households with Children: 1,265
Median Household Income: $84,907

Population

Population: 11,807
Population Density / Mile: 3,990
Change in Population Since 2010: 6.73%
Male Population: 5,656
Female Population: 6,150
Median Age: 43.32

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 742
5-9 years: 671
10-14 years: 691
15-19 years: 595
20-24 years: 639
25-29 years: 632
30-34 years: 671
35-39 years: 751
40-44 years: 771
45-49 years: 739
50-54 years: 788
55-59 years: 837
60-64 years: 820
65-69 years: 752
70-74 years: 634
75-79 years: 467
80-84 years: 326
85+ years: 280

Households

Number of Households: 4,646
Average Household Size: 2.523
Households with Children: 1,265
Households without Children: 2,065
Family Households: 3,330
Non-Family Households: 114

Marital Status

Never Married: 3171
Now Married: 4897
Separated: 229
Widowed: 547
Divorced: 858

Income

Median Household Income: $84,907
Average Household Income: $100,090
Per Capita Income: $39,719
Average Total Household Expenditure: $50,430

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $43,585
25-44 years: $81,684
45-64 years: $103,198
Over 64 years: $66,251

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 103
$10,000-$15,000 71
$15,000-$20,000 106
$20,000-$25,000 190
$25,000-$30,000 116
$30,000-$35,000 200
$35,000-$40,000 170
$40,000-$45,000 230
$45,000-$50,000 199
$50,000-$60,000 303
$60,000-$75,000 411
$75,000-$100,000 591
$100,000-$125,000 660
$125,000-$150,000 403
$150,000-$200,000 396
$200,000-$250,000 279
$250,000-$500,000 119
$500,000 up 101

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: 557
Some High School: 402
High School Grad: 3356
Some College: 1080
Associate Degree: 460
Bachelors Degree: 1588
Graduate Degree: 1027

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 60
Blue Collar: 40

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 51.5
Average January Low Temperature: 19.5
Average January High Temperature: 37.7
Average July Low Temperature: 64.4
Average July High Temperature: 85.5

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 106
Lead 73
Nitrogen Oxide 152
Ozone 79
Particulate Matter 104
Air Pollution 103

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 22 Locations
Automotive Services 53 Locations
Banks - Financial 83 Locations
Eating - Drinking 145 Locations
Farm - Ranch 3 Locations
Government - Public 13 Locations
Health Care Services 195 Locations
Hospitality 3 Locations
Organizations - Associations 32 Locations
Personal Services 537 Locations
Pet Services 9 Locations
Shopping 293 Locations
Travel 18 Locations

Schools

Beatrice Gilmore Elementary
Charles Olbon Elementary
Memorial Elementary
Passaic Valley High Sch Secondary

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