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Woodland Park, NJ Community Information

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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
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 12,478 Population Density / Mile: 4,217
    Median Age: 43.94 Number of Households: 4,925
    Average Household Size: 2.516 Households with Children: 1,381
    Median Household Income: $82,611
  • Population
    Population: 12,478 Population Density / Mile: 4,217
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 13.48% Male Population: 5,984
    Female Population: 6,494 Median Age: 43.94
  • Households
    Number of Households: 4,925 Average Household Size: 2.516
    Households with Children: 1,381 Households without Children: 2,042
    Family Households: 3,424 Non-Family Households: 229
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $82,611 Average Household Income: $109,799
    Per Capita Income: $43,710 Average Total Household Expenditure: $54,998
  • 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: 51.5 Average January Low Temperature: 19.5
Average January High Temperature: 37.7 Average July Low Temperature: 64.4
Average July High Temperature: 85.5  
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SHOPPING  341 Locations
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ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  28 Locations
TRAVEL  16 Locations
FARM - RANCH  4 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  160 Locations
HOSPITALITY  5 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  596 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  40 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  13 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  208 Locations
School Information:
BEATRICE GILMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
CHARLES OLBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Beatrice Gilmore (Elementary School) View Report
Charles Olbon (Elementary School) View Report
Memorial (Elementary School) View Report
Passaic Valley High Sch (Secondary School) View Report

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Woodland Park, NJ Community Information

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