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: 12,090
Population Density / Mile: 1,507
Median Age: 45.82
Number of Households: 4,388
Average Household Size: 2.654
Households with Children: 1,179
Median Household Income: $96,255

Population

Population: 12,090
Population Density / Mile: 1,507
Change in Population Since 2010: 17.49%
Male Population: 5,764
Female Population: 6,326
Median Age: 45.82

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 659
5-9 years: 674
10-14 years: 670
15-19 years: 683
20-24 years: 664
25-29 years: 722
30-34 years: 600
35-39 years: 619
40-44 years: 640
45-49 years: 708
50-54 years: 773
55-59 years: 879
60-64 years: 879
65-69 years: 829
70-74 years: 785
75-79 years: 612
80-84 years: 384
85+ years: 312

Households

Number of Households: 4,388
Average Household Size: 2.654
Households with Children: 1,179
Households without Children: 2,043
Family Households: 3,222
Non-Family Households: 290

Marital Status

Never Married: 3143
Now Married: 5057
Separated: 57
Widowed: 681
Divorced: 1150

Income

Median Household Income: $96,255
Average Household Income: $116,197
Per Capita Income: $43,081
Average Total Household Expenditure: $60,681

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $159,375
25-44 years: $113,029
45-64 years: $107,200
Over 64 years: $68,500

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 124
$10,000-$15,000 53
$15,000-$20,000 121
$20,000-$25,000 163
$25,000-$30,000 68
$30,000-$35,000 104
$35,000-$40,000 110
$40,000-$45,000 119
$45,000-$50,000 74
$50,000-$60,000 200
$60,000-$75,000 316
$75,000-$100,000 855
$100,000-$125,000 587
$125,000-$150,000 439
$150,000-$200,000 671
$200,000-$250,000 216
$250,000-$500,000 91
$500,000 up 77

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: 256
Some High School: 544
High School Grad: 2960
Some College: 1579
Associate Degree: 563
Bachelors Degree: 2031
Graduate Degree: 807

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 60
Blue Collar: 40

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 153
Ozone 84
Particulate Matter 102
Air Pollution 102

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Automotive Services 3 Locations
Eating - Drinking 16 Locations
Shopping 30 Locations
Pet Services 1 Locations
Attractions - Recreation 7 Locations
Travel 3 Locations
Banks - Financial 10 Locations
Personal Services 50 Locations
Organizations - Associations 8 Locations
Government - Public 3 Locations
Health Care Services 13 Locations

Schools

Haskell Elementary
Wanaque Elementary

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