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: 12,172
Population Density / Mile: 4,113
Median Age: 43.72
Number of Households: 4,806
Average Household Size: 2.515
Households with Children: 1,214
Median Household Income: $77,251

Population

Population: 12,172
Population Density / Mile: 4,113
Change in Population Since 2010: 9.67%
Male Population: 5,832
Female Population: 6,339
Median Age: 43.72

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 751
5-9 years: 705
10-14 years: 714
15-19 years: 610
20-24 years: 656
25-29 years: 654
30-34 years: 662
35-39 years: 752
40-44 years: 782
45-49 years: 761
50-54 years: 780
55-59 years: 860
60-64 years: 845
65-69 years: 787
70-74 years: 688
75-79 years: 522
80-84 years: 352
85+ years: 292

Households

Number of Households: 4,806
Average Household Size: 2.515
Households with Children: 1,214
Households without Children: 2,197
Family Households: 3,411
Non-Family Households: 151

Marital Status

Never Married: 3311
Now Married: 5285
Separated: 161
Widowed: 486
Divorced: 758

Income

Median Household Income: $77,251
Average Household Income: $97,765
Per Capita Income: $38,982
Average Total Household Expenditure: $50,280

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $50,208
25-44 years: $70,518
45-64 years: $103,309
Over 64 years: $62,097

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 111
$10,000-$15,000 89
$15,000-$20,000 120
$20,000-$25,000 206
$25,000-$30,000 125
$30,000-$35,000 234
$35,000-$40,000 201
$40,000-$45,000 283
$45,000-$50,000 169
$50,000-$60,000 339
$60,000-$75,000 453
$75,000-$100,000 678
$100,000-$125,000 566
$125,000-$150,000 291
$150,000-$200,000 499
$200,000-$250,000 247
$250,000-$500,000 106
$500,000 up 88

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: 504
Some High School: 419
High School Grad: 3344
Some College: 1146
Associate Degree: 510
Bachelors Degree: 1640
Graduate Degree: 1173

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 54 Locations
Banks - Financial 85 Locations
Eating - Drinking 151 Locations
Farm - Ranch 3 Locations
Government - Public 13 Locations
Health Care Services 199 Locations
Hospitality 3 Locations
Organizations - Associations 32 Locations
Personal Services 549 Locations
Pet Services 8 Locations
Shopping 303 Locations
Travel 18 Locations

Schools

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

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