Mahwah, New Jersey
|Mahwah, New Jersey|
|Township of Mahwah|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||November 7, 1944|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Mayor||William Laforet (term ends December 31, 2013)|
|• Administrator||Brian Campion|
|• Clerk||Kathrine Coletta|
|• Total||26.191 sq mi (67.835 km2)|
|• Land||25.693 sq mi (66.545 km2)|
|• Water||0.498 sq mi (1.290 km2) 1.90%|
|Area rank||102nd of 566 in state
1st of 70 in county
|Elevation||246 ft (75 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||26,168|
|• Rank||95th of 566 in state
9th of 70 in county
|• Density||1,007.7/sq mi (389.1/km2)|
|• Density rank||380th of 566 in state
66th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||07430, 07495|
|GNIS feature ID||0882312|
Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 25,890. The population increased by 1,828 (+7.6%) from the 24,062 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,157 (+34.4%) from the 17,905 counted in the 1990 Census. The name "Mahwah" is derived from the Lenape word "mawewi" which means "Meeting Place" or "Place Where Paths Meet".
The area that is now Mahwah was originally formed as Hohokus Township on April 9, 1849, from portions of Franklin Township. While known as Hohokus Township, territory was taken to form Orvil Township (on January 1, 1886; remainder of township is now Waldwick), Allendale (November 10, 1894), Upper Saddle River (November 22, 1894) and Ramsey (March 10, 1908). On November 7, 1944, the area was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature as the Township of Mahwah, based on the results of a referendum held that day, replacing Hohokus Township.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Local corporations
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Notable people
- 9 References
- 10 Further reading
- 11 External links
The Lenape and ancestral indigenous peoples were the original inhabitants of Mahwah (the meeting place) and surrounding area. Their descendants have combined with other Native Americans and ethnicities and were recognized in 1980 by the state as the Ramapough Mountain Indians. They number approximately 5,000 people living around the Ramapo Mountains of northern New Jersey and southern New York. The tribe is officially recognized by New Jersey, but does not have federal recognition. Their tribal office is located on Stag Hill Road in Mahwah, and the Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation is Dwaine Perry (as of March 2007).
The 75-room, three-story Crocker Mansion was built in 1901 for George Crocker, son of the railroad magnate Charles Crocker. The estate, located at Crocker Mansion Drive, is one of New Jersey's historical landmarks.
Ford Motor Company operated an assembly plant in Mahwah from 1955, producing 6 million cars in the 25 years it operated before the last car rolled off the line on June 20, 1980. At the time of its completion, it was the largest motor vehicle assembly plant in the United States. The Ford plant, along with other businesses such as American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company, helped contribute to the economic development of the town and its reputation for low home property taxes. The Mahwah town sports teams remain named Thunderbirds in honor of the Ford plant.
Because of contractors dumping of hazardous wastes at the Ringwood Mines landfill site before federal regulation, it has been designated as an EPA Superfund site which needs extensive environmental cleanup. In 2006, some 600 Ramapough Indians filed a mass tort claim against Ford for damages.
Mahwah is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 26.191 square miles (67.835 km2), of which, 25.693 square miles (66.545 km2) of it is land and 0.498 square miles (1.290 km2) of it (1.90%) is water. It is the largest municipality in Bergen County by area, more than 2½ times larger than the next-largest municipality, Paramus, and covering 10.6% of the total area of the entire county.(41.082746,-74.187451). According to the
Mahwah is near the Ramapo Mountains and the Ramapo River. Interstate 287 passes through Mahwah, but the only point of access is at the New Jersey–New York border where 287 meets Route 17. Historic U.S. Route 202 also runs through Mahwah from Oakland, New Jersey, to Suffern, New York.
Several state and county parks are located in Mahwah, due to its large size and scenic terrain. They include Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Darlington County Park and Ramapo Mountain Reservation, all operated by Bergen County, as well as the Ramapo Mountain State Forest. The Ramapo River runs through the western section of Mahwah.
Mahwah is bordered by the towns of Upper Saddle River, Ramsey, Allendale, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, and Oakland in Bergen County, New Jersey; Ringwood in Passaic County, New Jersey; and Ramapo and Suffern in Rockland County, New York.
In addition to an area known as Mahwah Proper that is the township's center, other neighborhoods in Mahwah include the residential areas of Cragmere Park, Fardale and Masonicus, along with the mixed residential and commercial area of West Mahwah.
Mahwah has a temperate mesothermal climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa).
|Climate data for Mahwah|
|Average high °F (°C)||36
|Average low °F (°C)||19
|Precipitation inches (mm)||3.11
|Population sources: 1850-1920
1850-1870 1850 1870
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 25,890 people, 9,505 households, and 6,245 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,007.7 inhabitants per square mile (389.1 /km2). There were 9,868 housing units at an average density of 384.1 per square mile (148.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 85.67% (22,180) White, 2.62% (678) Black or African American, 0.56% (146) Native American, 7.81% (2,021) Asian, 0.01% (2) Pacific Islander, 1.40% (363) from other races, and 1.93% (500) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.26% (1,622) of the population.
There were 9,505 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the township, 19.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 16.2% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.4 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $92,971 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,209) and the median family income was $107,977 (+/- $7,049). Males had a median income of $85,873 (+/- $6,728) versus $54,111 (+/- $3,935) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $53,375 (+/- $3,851). About 2.2% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. Same-sex couples headed 49 households in 2010.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 24,062 people, 9,340 households, and 6,285 families residing in the township. The population density was 927.9 people per square mile (358.3/km²). There were 9,577 housing units at an average density of 369.3 per square mile (142.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.93% White, 2.16% African American, 0.70% Native American, 6.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.27% of the population.
There were 9,340 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $79,500, and the median income for a family was $94,484. Males had a median income of $62,326 versus $42,527 for females. The per capita income for the township was $44,709. About 1.2% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
Mahwah is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government by a mayor and a seven-member Township Council. The legislative power of the municipality is exercised by a seven-member Township Council. Officials are elected to four-year terms of office in non-partisan elections held every other May in even years.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Mahwah is William C. Laforet, who was elected in November 2011 to serve the balance of the term of Richard Martel through December 31, 2013. Members of the Township Council are Council President Harry Williams (R, 2014), Council Vice President Lisa H. DiGiulio (R, 2016), Charles Jandris (R, 2016), Roy B. Larson (R, 2014), John F. Roth (R, 2014) and Steven Sbarra (R, 2016). John Speich resigned from the council in June 2013 from a seat that runs through 2014, but the vacancy will not be filled until the November 2013 general election, as the council was unable to reach consensus on a replacement.
In August 1997, due to personal debt, then-Mayor David J. Dwork shot and killed himself in the town's mayoral offices. There were also unverified allegations of corruption. Dwork was memorialized with a tree dedicated to him at the site of the Mahwah Public Library.
Dwork was succeeded by Richard J. Martel, then a township council member, who served for 14 years until his own death, of natural causes, on March 7, 2011. Martel himself was succeeded by Council President John DaPuzzo as acting mayor.
Federal, state and county representation
Mahwah is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 39th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Mahwah had been in the 40th state legislative district.
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 Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 14,150 registered voters. Of registered voters, 3,329 (23.5% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 4,129 (29.2%) were registered as Republicans and 6,689 (47.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were three voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.9% of the vote here (6,377 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 44.0% of the vote (5,107 ballots), with 82.3% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 58.1% of the vote in Mahwah (6,829 cast), ahead of Democrat John Kerry, who received around 41.1% (4,829 votes), with 11,758 ballots cast among the borough's 14,759 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.75%.
In 2004, the New Jersey Legislature passed the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act, which regulates the New Jersey Highlands region. Mahwah was included in the highlands preservation area and is subject to the rules of the act and the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council, a division of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Some of the territory in the protected region is classified as being in the highlands preservation area, and thus subject to additional rules.
The Mahwah Township Public Schools provides public education in Mahwah for students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are four elementary schools — Lenape Meadows Elementary School (PreK-3; 475 students), Betsy Ross Elementary School (K-3; 256), George Washington Elementary School (K-3; 234) and Joyce Kilmer Elementary School (4-5; 497) — along with Ramapo Ridge Middle School (6-8; 842) and Mahwah High School (9-12; 1,063).
The district's newest building, Lenape Meadows, was opened in 2002 and changed the way the district divided up grade levels. Since each the K-3 grades are broken up by location in town which determines the elementary school to attend, before Lenape Meadows was built, students of that section of town attended Commodore Perry School. Commodore Perry School, Betsy Ross, and George Washington originally only housed the K-2 grades and the entire 3rd grade class attended Joyce Kilmer. The construction of Lenape Meadows was so massive that there was room for 3rd grade students as well, making Betsy Ross and George Washington house their students for 3rd grade, too.
- Young World Day School (K-5)
- Inserra Supermarkets, a member of the ShopRite retail cooperative, operating approximately 22 stores. It is a family-owned business and is one of the 500 largest private companies in the United States.
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, book publisher.
- Stryker Corp.'s orthopedic business.
- Radware Inc. American headquarters.
- Radwin Ltd. US & Canada headquarters.
- DialAmerica Marketing corporate headquarters is based in Mahwah.
- UPS world technology headquarters.
- Sharp Electronics, USA
- TD Bank Atlantic Regional Headquarters is based here.
- As of 2009[update], the New York Stock Exchange is constructing a data center located on McCarthur Boulevard.
- FedEx's regional distribution center
- Jaguar Cars and Land Rover vehicles North American Headquarters
- Datascope, split and acquired by Mindray and MAQUET
- New York - New Jersey Trail Conference headquarters
Interstate 287 and Route 17 merge in Mahwah, and U.S. Route 202 also passes through. The northern terminus of County Route 507 is also in Mahwah. Interstate 87, the New York Thruway is just outside the state in Suffern, New York.
New Jersey Transit rail service to Secaucus Junction, Hoboken Terminal, and Newark is available from the Mahwah station on the Main Line and Bergen County Line. Passengers may also take advantage of express service on the same line from Suffern, New York, just across the state line.
Notable current and former residents of Mahwah include:
- Roger Nash Baldwin (1884–1981), one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
- Stephen Birch (1872–1940), a leader of Kennecott Copper whose 730-acre (3.0 km2) farm was sold to the state and became the land for Ramapo College.
- Curt Blefary (1943–2001), American League Rookie of the Year, 1965.
- Lawrence Boadt (1942–2010), Roman Catholic priest and publisher.
- Foxy Brown (born 1979), rapper.
- Frank Chamberlin (born 1978), NFL linebacker.
- Alan Geisler (1931–2009), food chemist best known for creating a popular hot dog sauce.
- Kevin Haslam (born 1986), offensive tackle who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders.
- Henry Osborne Havemeyer (1847–1907), art collector and entrepreneur who founded the American Sugar Refining Company.
- James Hoch, poet.
- John Hollinger (born 1971), basketball analyst and writer for ESPN.com.
- Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918), poet who lived with his family in Mahwah until his service and death in World War I.
- Bob Kratch (born 1966) former guard on the Super Bowl XXV Champion New York Giants.
- Ernst Lieb (born 1955), President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.
- Carl "Spider" Lockhart (1943–86), safety who played his entire career with the New York Giants.
- Leonard Marshall (born 1961), former defensive end for the New York Giants.
- Bill McCutcheon (1924–2002), Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor.
- Les Paul (1915–2009), guitarist and inventor.
- Maria Pitillo (born 1966), actress who appeared in the 1998 film Godzilla.
- Al Sima (1921–1993), pitcher for the Washington Senators and other teams.
- Maia Wojciechowska (1927–2000), children’s author and winner of the Newbery Medal for her novel Shadow of a Bull.
- Chris Wragge (born 1970), anchor, CBS News New York.
- Jane Wyatt (1910–2006), actress known for her role in Father Knows Best.
- Walt Zembriski (born 1935), golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.
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