New Milford, New Jersey
|New Milford, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Nickname(s): The Birthplace of Bergen County|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 11, 1922|
|• Mayor||Ann Subrizi (R, term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Administrator / Clerk||Christine Demiris|
|• Total||2.308 sq mi (5.978 km2)|
|• Land||2.274 sq mi (5.890 km2)|
|• Water||0.034 sq mi (0.088 km2) 1.47%|
|Area rank||388th of 566 in state
43rd of 70 in county
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||153rd of 566 in state
19th of 70 in county
|• Density||7,186.0/sq mi (2,774.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||58th of 566 in state
18th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885320|
New Milford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 16,341, reflecting a decline of 59 (-0.4%) from the 16,400 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 410 (+2.6%) from the 15,990 counted in the 1990 Census.
New Milford was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1922, from what remained of Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 18, 1922. With the creation of New Milford, Palisades Township (which had been created in 1871) was dissolved.
New Milford is located at United States Census Bureau, New Milford borough had a total area of 2.308 square miles (5.978 km2), of which, 2.274 square miles (5.890 km2) of it is land and 0.034 square miles (0.088 km2) of it (1.47%) is water.(40.934161,-74.019453). According to the
During Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011, the Hackensack River crested at 11.84 feet (3.61 m), the second-highest recorded height and almost 6 feet (1.8 m) above flood stage. The record height at the New Milford flood gauge is 12.36 feet set during a storm on April 16, 2007, and the previous second-highest level of 11.45 feet had been set during Hurricane Floyd on September 16, 1999.
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2010 Census 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 16,341 people, 6,141 households, and 4,207 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,186.0 inhabitants per square mile (2,774.5 /km2). There were 6,362 housing units at an average density of 2,797.7 per square mile (1,080.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 70.51% (11,522) White, 3.72% (608) Black or African American, 0.12% (20) Native American, 19.39% (3,169) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 3.59% (586) from other races, and 2.64% (432) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.63% (2,227) of the population.
There were 6,141 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the borough the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $75,075 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,822) and the median family income was $96,885 (+/- $5,032). Males had a median income of $62,817 (+/- $4,265) versus $51,630 (+/- $2,640) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,491 (+/- $2,896). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
2000 Census 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 16,400 people, 6,346 households, and 4,277 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,099.0 people per square mile (2,741.2/km2). There were 6,437 housing units at an average density of 2,786.4 per square mile (1,075.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.59% White, 2.62% African American, 0.12% Native American, 14.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.09% of the population.
There were 6,346 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $59,118, and the median income for a family was $77,216. Males had a median income of $46,463 versus $36,987 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,064. About 1.7% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
New Milford 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 2011[update], the Mayor of New Milford is Ann Subrizi (R, term ends December 31, 2014). The members of the Borough Council are Howard Berner (R, 2012), Austin Ashley (D, 2012), Dominic Colucci (R, 2013), Randi Duffie (D, 2014), Hedy Grant (D, 2014), Diego Robalino (R, 2013) and Celeste Scavetta (R, 2011). Celeste Scavetta was appointed by the Borough Council on January 11, 2011, to fill the vacant seat of Ann Subrizi that expired at the end of 2011 that was created when Subrizi was elected as mayor. Peter Rebsch was appointed in June 2011 to fill the vacant seat of Council President Keith Bachmann, who had resigned from office; Rebsch will served until November 2011, when voters chose a candidate to fill the balance of Bachmann's term that expires in 2012.
In the November 2011 general election, Democratic incumbent Randi Duffie and newcomers Austin Ashley and Hedy Grant won seats on the Council, knocking off incumbent Republicans Peter Rebsch and Celeste Scavetta. After counting absentee ballots, Duffie and Grant won the two three-year council seats, edging Republican Scavetta by 10 votes, and will start their terms in January 2012. Ashley defeated Darren Drake by 39 votes for the remaining year on the unexpired term of Ann Subrizzi that had been filled on an interim basis by Peter Rebsch, and took office after the election.
The results of the election held November 2, 2010, were a Republican sweep. Republican challenger Ann Subrizi (2,433 votes) ousted 14-year Democratic incumbent, Frank DeBari (2,120). The Republican challengers for Council defeated both incumbents, with Dominic Colucci (2,328 votes) and Diego Robalino (2,285) unseating Democrats Michael J. Putrino (2,210) and Arthur E. Zeilner (2,115). These result gave the Republicans a 4-1 margin, with Ann Subrizi's seat on the Council left vacant.
Federal, state and county representation 
New Milford 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, New Milford had been in the 39th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, New Milford had been split between the 5th congressional District and 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 Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
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) and Connie Wagner (D, Paramus). 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 8,824 registered voters. Of registered voters, of which 2,758 (31.3% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,601 (18.1%) were registered as Republicans and 4,464 (50.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 53.5% of the vote here (3,887 ballots cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received 45.3% of the vote (3,285 ballots), with 82.6% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 51.1% of the vote in New Milford (3,838 cast), ahead of Republican George W. Bush, who received around 47.6% (3,574 votes), with 7,506 ballots cast among the borough's 9,596 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.2%.
The New Milford School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Bertram F. Gibbs Elementary School (PreK-5; 511 students), Berkley Street School (K-5; 410), David E. Owens Middle School (6-8; 499) and New Milford High School (9-12; 687). Starting as of the 2011-12 school year, the high school incorporates an academies program to the school, similar to the structure at the Bergen Academies. There are now sub-academies within the high school such as the school of sciences and the school of history.
New Milford is also the home of The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, a fine arts school and gallery offering classes for adults and children that was originally established in 1957 in Englewood, New Jersey.
New Jersey Transit bus route 167 offers service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, with local service offered on the 753, 756, 762, and 772 bus routes through New Milford. Coach USA's Rockland Coaches offers service on the 11C and 25 routes to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal and on the 21T to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Commuter rail service is provided by New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line, with service at River Edge and New Bridge Landing stations, which are just outside New Milford. The Pascack Valley Line offers two-way weekday and weekend service to and from Hoboken Terminal, and connecting service to Penn Station via Secaucus Junction.
Main roads in New Milford include River Road, Madison Avenue, Milford Avenue, and Boulevard.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of New Milford include:
- Jack Antonoff (born 1984), guitarist for the band fun.
- Adam Leitman Bailey (born 1970), real estate lawyer involved in cases such as the Park 51 controversy (also known as the Ground Zero Mosque), and Trump SoHo.
- J. Walter Christie (1865–1944), father of the modern tank.
- The Fontane Sisters, musical group.
- Beth Fowler (born 1940), actress.
- Dave Jeser, co-creator of Drawn Together.
- Ed Marinaro (born 1950), football player and actor.
- J.J. Racaza (born 1980), finished 3rd place on History Channels Top Shot and is a double grandmaster in the USPSA/IPSC.
- Joe Regalbuto, [born 1949], actor
- Bobby Steele (born 1956), guitar player for the The Misfits and The Undead.
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- Lipowsky, Josh. "‘Drawn Together’ creators, from area, decry anti-Israel accusations", Jewish Standard, June 4, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2011. "After that, Dave Jeser, originally from New Milford, and Matt Silverstein, originally from Oradell, created “Drawn Together: The Movie,” which featured a fictional network out to erase the reality show characters with the I.S.R.A.E.L. robot."
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