Bloomingdale, New Jersey

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Bloomingdale
Map of Bloomingdale in Passaic County. Inset: Location of Passaic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Bloomingdale in Passaic County. Inset: Location of Passaic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Bloomingdale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Bloomingdale, New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°02′07″N 74°20′01″W / 41.035155°N 74.333581°W / 41.035155; -74.333581Coordinates: 41°02′07″N 74°20′01″W / 41.035155°N 74.333581°W / 41.035155; -74.333581[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Passaic
Incorporated February 23, 1918
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator Vacant[4]
 • Clerk Jane McCarthy[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 7.292 sq mi (18.887 km2)
 • Land 5.396 sq mi (13.975 km2)
 • Water 1.896 sq mi (4.911 km2)  26.01%
Area rank 218th of 566 in state
6th of 16 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 7,656
 • Estimate (2013[11]) 7,742
 • Rank 300th of 566 in state
15th of 16 in county[12]
 • Density 878.6/sq mi (339.2/km2)
 • Density rank 400th of 566 in state
14th of 16 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07403[13][14]
Area code(s) 862/973
FIPS code 3403106340[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885161[17][2]
Website www.bloomingdalenj.org

Bloomingdale is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,656,[8][9][9] reflecting an increase of 46 (+0.6%) from the 7,610 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 80 (+1.1%) from the 7,530 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Geography[edit]

Bloomingdale is located at 41°02′07″N 74°20′01″W / 41.035155°N 74.333581°W / 41.035155; -74.333581 (41.035155,-74.333581). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.166 square miles (23.739 km2), of which, 8.714 square miles (22.570 km2) of it was land and 0.452 square miles (1.170 km2) of it (4.93%) was water.[1][2]

History[edit]

Bloomingdale's Federal Hill was the site of the 1781 Pompton Mutiny, a winter revolt of Continental Army troops that was crushed by General Robert Howe on direct orders of General George Washington.[19]

Growth in Bloomingdale was driven by the development in the late 1860s of a rubber mill and other factories in neighboring Butler. The New Jersey Midland Railroad, later known as the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, laid tracks adjacent to the settlement, with a Bloomingdale station located in what today is Riverdale. The northern section of Riverdale and most of Butler were known as East Bloomingdale and West Bloomingdale respectively during most of the 19th century. Despite crossing a county border, they also shared a school district and residents considered the whole area as "Bloomingdale" until about 1881 when a Post Office named Butler was designated. This began a period of rivalry which caused a schism between the residents of Butler and Bloomingdale resulting in separate schools, churches and even town bands.

Bloomingdale was incorporated as an independent borough on February 23, 1918, when Pompton Township was split up into three new municipalities along with Wanaque and Ringwood.[20] Prior to that, the area was known as Bloomingdale throughout the 19th century and was initially a farming community starting about 1712 with the "Bloomingdale Forge" built shortly thereafter to take advantage of the iron in the hills. The business district along the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike and the Pequannock River began about the middle of the 19th century.

Bloomingdale, like most municipalities in North Jersey, is a suburb of New York City. Some of the things that still link Bloomingdale to its past are its two churches (Methodist and Baptist), the Samuel R. Donald School (originally built in 1886) and the Bloomingdale Cornet Band continuously active since 1884.

DeLazier Field, used by the Triboro Little League, was the home field for the Minor League Baseball team known as the Bloomingdale Troopers of the North Atlantic League from 1946 to 1948.[citation needed]

The History of Bloomingdale can be found in three separate books published by the borough in 1958, 1968 and 1993. Additionally, more history can be found in microfilmed local newspapers located at the Butler Museum, the Morristown Library, the Paterson Library and the New Jersey State Archives.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,193
1930 2,543 16.0%
1940 2,606 2.5%
1950 3,251 24.8%
1960 5,293 62.8%
1970 7,797 47.3%
1980 7,867 0.9%
1990 7,530 −4.3%
2000 7,610 1.1%
2010 7,656 0.6%
Est. 2013 7,742 [11] 1.1%
Population sources: 1920[21]
1920-1930[22] 1930-1990[23]
2000[24][25] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,656 people, 2,935 households, and 2,034 families residing in the borough. The population density was 878.6 per square mile (339.2 /km2). There were 3,089 housing units at an average density of 354.5 per square mile (136.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.97% (7,041) White, 1.14% (87) Black or African American, 0.22% (17) Native American, 2.46% (188) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.03% (232) from other races, and 1.19% (91) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 9.33% (714) of the population.[8]

There were 2,935 households, of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.[8]

In the borough, 21.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $79,044 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,773) and the median family income was $103,972 (+/- $5,906). Males had a median income of $56,974 (+/- $6,604) versus $47,204 (+/- $7,582) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,417 (+/- $3,746). About 3.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Same-sex couples headed 23 households in 2010, up from the 14 counted in 2000.[27]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 7,610 people, 2,847 households, and 2,078 families residing in the borough. The population density was 864.7 people per square mile (333.9/km2). There were 2,940 housing units at an average density of 334.1 per square mile (129.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.55% White, 0.42% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.36% of the population.[24][25]

There were 2,847 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $67,885, and the median income for a family was $75,433. Males had a median income of $46,351 versus $36,607 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,736. 3.4% of the population and 2.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.8% are under the age of 18 and 3.5% are 65 or older.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Bloomingdale is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[6]

As of 2014, the Mayor of the Borough of Bloomingdale is Jonathan Dunleavy. Members of the Bloomingdale Borough Council are Council President Ray Yazdi, Council President Pro-Tem John D'amato and Council members Michael Sondermeyer, Richard Dellaripa, Dawn Hudson and Anthony Costa.[28]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Bloomingdale is located in the 11th Congressional District[29] and is part of New Jersey's 39th state legislative district.[9][30][31] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Bloomingdale had been in the 26th state legislative district.[32] Prior to the 2010 Census, Bloomingdale had been part of the 5th Congressional District and the 11th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[32]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[33] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[34][35] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[36][37]

The 39th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Gerald Cardinale (R, Demarest) and in the General Assembly by Holly Schepisi (R, River Vale) and Bob Schroeder (R, Washington Township, Bergen County).[38] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[39] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[40]

Passaic County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected to staggered three-year terms office on an at-large basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[41] As of 2013, Passaic County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce James (D, term ends December 31, 2014; Clifton),[42] Freeholder Deputy Director Theodore O. Best Jr. (D, 2014; Paterson),[43] John W. Bartlett (D, 2015; Wayne), Ronda Cotroneo (D, 2015; Ringwood), Terry Duffy (D, 2013; West Milford),[44] Pat Lepore (D, 2013; Woodland Park)[45] and Hector C. Lora (D, 2015; Passaic).[46][47] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado (2014),[48] Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik[49] and Surrogate Bernice Toledo.[50]

Highlands protection[edit]

The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act regulates development in portions of Oakland and Mahwah that are included in the New Jersey Highlands geographic region.

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,993 registered voters in Bloomingdale, of which 1,333 (26.7% vs. 31.0% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,154 (23.1% vs. 18.7%) were registered as Republicans and 2,505 (50.2% vs. 50.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[51] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 65.2% (vs. 53.2% in Passaic County) were registered to vote, including 82.7% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.8% countywide).[51][52]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 2,077 votes here (53.1% vs. 37.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,732 votes (44.3% vs. 58.8%) and other candidates with 50 votes (1.3% vs. 0.8%), among the 3,911 ballots cast by the borough's 5,159 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.8% (vs. 70.4% in Passaic County).[53] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 2,078 votes here (55.2% vs. 42.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,603 votes (42.6% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 39 votes (1.0% vs. 0.7%), among the 3,767 ballots cast by the borough's 4,996 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.4% (vs. 69.3% in the whole county).[54]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,401 votes here (54.3% vs. 43.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 934 votes (36.2% vs. 50.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 191 votes (7.4% vs. 3.8%) and other candidates with 30 votes (1.2% vs. 0.9%), among the 2,580 ballots cast by the borough's 4,932 registered voters, yielding a 52.3% turnout (vs. 42.7% in the county).[55]

Education[edit]

Shrubs and boulders on a hill overlooking Bloomingdale.

The Bloomingdale School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[56]) are Martha B. Day Elementary School[57] (162 students; grades K-1), Samuel R. Donald Elementary School[58] (192; 2-4) and Walter T. Bergen Middle School[59] (264; 5-8).[60]

For grades 9-12, high school-aged public school students are bused to adjacent Butler High School in Butler, in Morris County as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Butler Public Schools.[61][62]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Bloomingdale include:

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