Maywood, New Jersey
|Maywood, New Jersey|
|Borough of Maywood|
|Maywood Station Museum|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||June 29, 1894|
|• Mayor||Gregg A. Padovano (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||Roberta Stern|
|• Clerk||Jean M. Pelligra|
|• Total||1.287 sq mi (3.335 km2)|
|• Land||1.286 sq mi (3.332 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.004 km2) 0.11%|
|Area rank||475th of 566 in state
60th of 70 in county
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||9,588|
|• Rank||249th of 566 in state
39th of 70 in county
|• Density||7,428.0/sq mi (2,868.0/km2)|
|• Density rank||53rd of 566 in state
14th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885294|
Maywood is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 9,555, reflecting an increase of 32 (+0.3%) from the 9,523 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 50 (+0.5%) from the 9,473 counted in the 1990 Census.
Maywood was incorporated as a borough on June 29, 1894, from portions of Midland Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government
- 4 Education
- 5 Religion
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Entertainment and eateries
- 8 Corporate residents
- 9 Historic sites
- 10 Notable people
- 11 References
- 12 Related reading
- 13 External links
Maywood is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.287 square miles (3.335 km2), of which, 1.286 square miles (3.332 km2) of it is land and 0.001 square miles (0.004 km2) of it (0.11%) is water.(40.902885,-74.063457). According to the
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,555 people, 3,649 households, and 2,591 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,428.0 inhabitants per square mile (2,868.0 /km2). There were 3,769 housing units at an average density of 2,930.0 per square mile (1,131.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 74.78% (7,145) White, 5.34% (510) Black or African American, 0.18% (17) Native American, 10.98% (1,049) Asian, 0.02% (2) Pacific Islander, 6.16% (589) from other races, and 2.54% (243) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.68% (1,785) of the population.
There were 3,649 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the borough, 21.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,792 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,759) and the median family income was $97,776 (+/- $5,312). Males had a median income of $62,450 (+/- $4,738) versus $54,471 (+/- $7,2865) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,461 (+/- $2,475). About 3.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,523 people, 3,710 households, and 2,626 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,326.2 people per square mile (2,828.3/km2). There were 3,777 housing units at an average density of 2,905.7 per square mile (1,121.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.57% White, 2.79% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.71% of the population.
There were 3,710 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $62,113, and the median income for a family was $73,419. Males had a median income of $49,566 versus $38,193 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,117. About 2.5% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Maywood is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office and only votes to break a tie. 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.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Maywood is Gregg A. Padovano, (Republican Party (United States), term ends December 31, 2015). Members of the Borough Council are Council President Adrian Febre (R, 2013), Erich Fleischmann (D, 2013), Alfred Ballerini (R, 2014), Dr. Frank Meglio (R, 2014), Derek Eisenberg (D, 2015) and Frank Morrone (D, 2015).
In elections held on November 6, 2012, Democratic newcomers Derek Eisenberg and Frank Morrone defeated incumbent Marianne Auriemma and newcomer Santo Calabro. They maintained one seat previously held by council retiree Jack Savage and recaptured the seat held by Marianne Auriemma. The democratic shift balanced the council with three Democrats and three Republicans. In the case of a tie, Republican Mayor Gregg Padovano would decide thereby maintaining a Republican majority. .
Federal, state and county representation
Maywood is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 38th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Maywood had been in the 37th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Maywood had been part of the 9th 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.
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 38th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert M. Gordon (D, Fair Lawn) and in the General Assembly by Tim Eustace (D, Maywood). Connie Wagner (D, Paramus) stepped down from office as of October 1, 2013, and had been replaced on the ballot by Joseph Lagana, with her vacant seat to be filled on an interim basis. 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 5,374 registered voters. Of registered voters, 1,806 (33.6% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,037 (19.3%) were registered as Republicans and 2,527 (47.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were four voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 54.0% of the vote here (2,413 ballots cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received 44.5% of the vote (1,985 ballots), with 83.4% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 50.5% of the vote in Maywood (2,293 cast), ahead of Republican George W. Bush, who received around 48.1% (2,184 votes), with 4,540 ballots cast among the borough's 5,754 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.9%.
The Maywood Public Schools serve students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Memorial School (PreK-3; 441 students) and Maywood Avenue School (4-8; 488).
The district offers a wide variety of after school activities ranging from cheerleading to chess club, and where all students have the opportunity to contribute to their school newspaper, The Hawk (Grades 6-8), and the school's new newspaper,The Mini Hawk (Grades 4 and 5), and eighth graders may assist with their yearbook. For the 1996-97 school year, Memorial School was formally designated as a National Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.
After graduating from Maywood Avenue School, students in public school for grades 9 - 12 attend Hackensack High School in Hackensack, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Hackensack Public Schools, together with students from Rochelle Park and South Hackensack. In 2011, the district announced that it was considering switching its students to Paramus High School in the face of rising tuition costs charged by the Hackensack district.
Students also attend the countywide programs offered by the Bergen County Academies and Bergen County Technical High School. Other schools including St. Peter's Preparatory School, Bergen Catholic High School, Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Saint Joseph Regional High School, Paramus Catholic High School, Academy of the Holy Angels, and Immaculate Heart Academy operate in the area under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Maywood is home to Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Zion Lutheran Church, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, and Temple Beth Israel, a Reconstructionist synagogue established in 1928, which moved to its current location in 1931.
New Jersey Transit bus routes 144, 145, 148, 162, 163 and 164 serve the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; The 175 route serves the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and the 712, 751, 752, 753, 755, 758 and 770 provide local service in New Jersey.
Route 17 passes through Maywood. Main roads in Maywood include Maywood Avenue, Central Avenue, Passaic Street, and Spring Valley Road.
Entertainment and eateries
The central business district of the borough is located on West Pleasant Avenue from the intersection of Maywood Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, and is where most of the local restaurants and shops reside. The "business district" of Maywood was renovated through a "Street Scapes" grant used to fix up the sidewalks, streets and lighting.
Maywood's Memorial Park is across the street from Memorial School on Grant Avenue and is open to anyone. The park includes multiple baseball fields and a vast open field for soccer, football, running, etc. Further back is a multi-hoop concrete basketball court and two jungle gyms with swings. Around the circumference of the park is a 1/2-mile long bike path.
Maywood was also home to V-17, or Velocity 17. It was a big go kart track with games, cafe, and more.
Coca-Cola uses as an ingredient a coca leaf extract prepared by a Stepan Company plant in Maywood. The facility, which had been known as the Maywood Chemical Works (and is also a known Superfund site), was purchased by Stepan in 1959. The plant is the only commercial entity in the country authorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration to import coca leaves, which come primarily from Peru. The non-narcotic extract is sold to Coke, while the active ingredient is sold to a pharmaceutical firm for medicinal purposes.
Also located in Maywood is a Sears distribution center.
The Maywood Train Station has been restored after the question came up about possibly demolishing the landmark. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2003 as Building #03000487. The station was restored by the all volunteer, non-profit Maywood Station Historical Committee who now operate the historic site as the Maywood Station Museum.
Notable current and former residents of Maywood include:
- Beverly Armstrong (born 1934), pitcher for Rockford Peaches.
- Alex Vincent (born 1981), known for his roles as a child actor in the Child's Play movies.
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