Demarest, New Jersey
|Demarest, New Jersey|
|Borough of Demarest|
Map highlighting Demarest's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Demarest, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||April 8, 1903|
|Named for||Ralph S. Demarest|
|• Mayor||Raymond J. Cywinski (term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Clerk||Susan Crosman|
|• Total||2.078 sq mi (5.382 km2)|
|• Land||2.067 sq mi (5.353 km2)|
|• Water||0.011 sq mi (0.029 km2) 0.55%|
|Area rank||406th of 566 in state
47th of 70 in county
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,967|
|• Rank||383rd of 566 in state
60th of 70 in county
|• Density||2,361.8/sq mi (911.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||258th of 566 in state
53rd of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784|
|GNIS feature ID||0885195|
Demarest is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,881, reflecting an increase of 36 (+0.7%) from the 4,845 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 45 (+0.9%) from the 4,800 counted in the 1990 Census.
Demarest was formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township. The borough was named for the Demarest family and for the Demarest train station, which had in turn been named for Ralph S. Demarest, who was a director of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey that built the station and had represented the area in both the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate in the mid-19th century.
Demarest is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.078 square miles (5.382 km2), of which, 2.067 square miles (5.353 km2) of it was land and 0.011 square miles (0.029 km2) of it (0.55%) was water.(40.954576,-73.956563). According to the
At the heart of Demarest is an area known as the Duck Pond, which is a section of the Tenakill Brook.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,881 people, 1,597 households, and 1,404 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,361.8 per square mile (911.9 /km2). There were 1,659 housing units at an average density of 802.7 per square mile (309.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 70.21% (3,427) White, 0.64% (31) Black or African American, 0.02% (1) Native American, 26.41% (1,289) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.74% (36) from other races, and 1.99% (97) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.43% (216) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 17.3% of the population.
There were 1,597 households of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.1% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.29. Same-sex couples headed eight households in 2010, an increase from the four counted in 2000.
In the borough, 27.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $147,714 (with a margin of error of +/- $14,743) and the median family income was $150,208 (+/- $9,154). Males had a median income of $101,085 (+/- $10,254) versus $58,295 (+/- $10,277) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $69,460 (+/- $10,589). About 1.4% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,845 people, 1,601 households, and 1,386 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,343.7 people per square mile (903.7/km2). There were 1,634 housing units at an average density of 790.4 per square mile (304.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.28% White, 0.50% African American, 0.02% Native American, 20.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 3.72% of Demarest's residents identified themselves as being of Japanese ancestry, which was the second highest of any municipality in New Jersey — behind Fort Lee (6.09%) — for all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry. In this same census, 2.3% of Demarest's residents identified themselves as being of Armenian-American ancestry. This was the 19th highest percentage of Armenian American people in any place in the United States with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 1,601 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $103,286, and the median income for a family was $113,144. Males had a median income of $82,597 versus $43,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $51,939. About 0.9% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.
Demarest 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.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Demarest Borough is Republican Raymond J. Cywinski, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Joseph Gray (R, 2013), Theodore Davis (R, 2014), Mary Montagne (R, 2013), Gregg Paster (D, serving an unexpired term), Judy Rosenthal (D, 2015) and Steven Schleim (R, 2014).
Gregg Paster was appointed in October 2013 to fill the vacant seat of Blake Chroman. Chroman's term was due to expire at the end of 2015, and Paster will serve until a special ballot item in November 2014, when voters will select a candidate to serve the balance of Chroman's term of office.
With Democratic incumbents Marianne Bolduc and Steve Conti not running for seats in the November 2011 general election, Republican newcomers Theodore Davis (622 votes) and Steven Schleim (568) defeated Democrats James M. Carroll (475) and William Connelly (542).
Federal, state and county representation
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). 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) and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).
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). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,117 registered voters in Demarest, of which 984 (31.6% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 589 (18.9% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,542 (49.5% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 63.9% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 88.1% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 1,211 votes here (51.0% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 1,127 votes (47.5% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 17 votes (0.7% vs. 0.9%), among the 2,373 ballots cast by the borough's 3,343 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.0% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 1,388 votes here (54.9% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 1,105 votes (43.7% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 14 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 2,526 ballots cast by the borough's 3,212 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.6% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 1,292 votes here (51.4% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 1,204 votes (47.9% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 12 votes (0.5% vs. 0.7%), among the 2,512 ballots cast by the borough's 3,083 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.5% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 823 ballots cast (48.2% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 787 votes (46.1% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 78 votes (4.6% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 10 votes (0.6% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,708 ballots cast by the borough's 3,164 registered voters, yielding a 54.0% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Demarest Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are County Road School with 132 Kindergarten and first grade students, Luther Lee Emerson School with an enrollment of 215 students in grades 2 - 4 and Demarest Middle School which serves 315 students in grades 5 through 8.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, together with students from Closter and Haworth. The high school is part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was the 14th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 9th in 2008 out of 316 schools.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
Roads and highways
The borough had a total of 27.27 miles (43.89 km) of roadways, of which 21.56 miles (34.70 km) are maintained by the municipality and 5.71 miles (9.19 km) by Bergen County.
County Route 501 and County Route 505 travels through Demarest. While Demarest is a small community, there are often traffic jams at around 3:00 pm when all three grammar schools let out for the day. These small traffic jams usually occur at the intersection of County Road and Hardenburgh Avenue, and sometimes require the local police to direct traffic.
Demarest is also served by Rockland Coaches routes 14, 20/20T and 84, with a stop by the Duck Pond on County Route 505 which provides service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and the Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York, a common shopping destination for many residents.
Although there are no passenger rail service, the CSX freight service runs through Demarest.
Demarest was served by the Demarest Railroad Depot until passenger traffic stopped in 1966. After the borough purchased the site in 1978, the station has been restored and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Demarest include:
- Gerald Cardinale (born 1934), member of the New Jersey Senate since 1982 who served as Mayor of Demarest from 1975 to 1979.
- James M. Carroll, member of the Bergen County Board of chosen freeholders from 2003 to 2010 who served as Mayor of Demarest.
- David Einhorn (born 1968), hedge fund manager, Greenlight Capital.
- Halim El-Dabh (born 1921), Egyptian-born composer who made Demarest his home in 1957 and 1958.
- Augustus A. Hardenbergh (1830–1889), represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1875 to 1879, and again from 1881 to 1883.
- Gregory T. Linteris (born 1957), scientist who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997.
- Aline Brosh McKenna (born 1967), screenwriter.
- Bob Menne (born 1942), PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfer.
- Dennis Shulman (born 1950), rabbi, psychologist and politician.
- Richard H. Tedford (c. 1928-2011), paleontologist.
- Lucius Walker (1930–2010), Baptist minister best known for his opposition to the United States embargo against Cuba.
- Barry Weiss (born 1959), music industry executive who has been Chairman and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records.
- Julia Weldon, actress.
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- Curley, Mike. "Paster tapped to replace Chroman on Demarest council", Northern Valley Suburbanite, October 10, 2013. Accessed October 10, 2013. "The borough council appointed Gregg Paster to replace Blake Chroman on the council at the Oct. 7 council meeting. Paster was one of three candidates nominated by the Bergen County Democratic Committee to fill the spot, along with Zoning Board of Adjustment Chairperson Daryl Fox, and former mayor James Carroll."
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- Baskind, Amanda. "Officials celebrate end of downtown project", Northern Valley Suburbanite, November 1, 2010. Accessed December 4, 2013. "DEMAREST — Mayor James M. Carroll cut a ribbon commemorating the completion of the borough's downtown streetscape project on Sunday, Oct. 24."
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- Seachrist, Denise A. "The Musical World of Halim El-Dabh", p. 54, Kent State University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-87338-752-X. Accessed July 8, 2011. "Elated that his wife had finally agreed to join him in New York, El-Dabh sought more suitable accommodations for his family and located a house for rent in Demarest, New Jersey."
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- Salemi, Vicki. "Glorifying Jersey: A noted Hollywood screenwriter uses her Jersey roots to help inform her storytelling.", New Jersey Monthly, December 13, 2010. Accessed October 26, 2011. "“It’s definitely part of who I am,” says the Los Angeles-based scribe, who was born in France and moved with her family to Fort Lee when she was 6 months old. The family later moved to Demarest and then Montvale, where she lived from age seven until college."
- Staff. "MENNE, BROWN LEAD BY ONE", The Palm Beach Post, January 14, 2003. Accessed September 22, 2011. "Bob Menne of Demarest, N.J., and Mark Brown of Oyster Bay, N.Y., combined for an 11-under-par 61 and the first-round lead Monday in the 45th annual PGA Senior-Junior Championship at the PGA Golf Club."
- Carmiel, Oshrat. "Shulman to run against Garrett", The Record (Bergen County), February 29, 2008. Accessed March 6, 2008. "Bergen County Democrats endorsed Dennis Shulman, a legally blind rabbi and psychologist from Demarest, to run against Republican Rep. Scott Garrett, R-Wantage, in the 5th Congressional District."
- Levin, Jay. "Richard H. Tedford, 82; paleontologist and author", The Record (Bergen County), July 21, 2001. Accessed July 22, 2011. "Richard H. Tedford of Demarest, whose eminent, decades-long career as a vertebrate paleontologist took him on fossil explorations of Australia, China and the American West, died last Friday. He was 82."
- Martin, Douglas. "Lucius Walker, Baptist Pastor for Peace, Dies at 80", The New York Times, September 11, 2010. Accessed December 4, 2013. "The Rev. Lucius Walker, a Baptist minister who gained national attention with calls for reparations for the descendants of slaves and with repeated violations of the United States embargo of Cuba through caravans of humanitarian aid, died on Tuesday at his home in Demarest, N.J. He was 80."
- Sisario, Ben. "Hy Weiss, 84, Music Executive From Rock ’n’ Roll’s Early Days, Dies", The New York Times, March 31, 2007. Accessed December 4, 2013. "His death was announced by the Zomba Label Group, of which his son, Barry Weiss, is president and chief executive.... Besides his son, who lives in Demarest, N.J., and his brother Sam, of Manhattan, Mr. Weiss is survived by another brother, George, of Oceanside, N.Y.; two daughters, Maureen Spergel of East Meadow, N.Y., and Pam Katz of Manhattan; and four grandchildren."
- Zambito, Thomas "ACTORS GET THEIR DAYS IN COURT", The Record (Bergen County), November 8, 1995. Accessed November 9, 2008. "Julia Weldon of Demarest plays the sister of the accused, who is played by Edward Furlong, the young co-star of Terminator 2: Judgment Day."
- Demarest official website
- Demarest Public Schools
- Demarest Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for Demarest Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Northern Valley Regional High School District