Northvale, New Jersey

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Northvale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Northvale
Map highlighting Northvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Northvale's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Northvale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Northvale, New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°00′47″N 73°56′53″W / 41.013°N 73.948085°W / 41.013; -73.948085Coordinates: 41°00′47″N 73°56′53″W / 41.013°N 73.948085°W / 41.013; -73.948085[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 15, 1916
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Ed Piehler (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Wanda A. Worner[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.298 sq mi (3.362 km2)
 • Land 1.295 sq mi (3.355 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.20%
Area rank 472nd of 566 in state
59th of 70 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 4,640
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 4,746
 • Rank 390th of 566 in state
62nd of 70 in county[11]
 • Density 3,582.3/sq mi (1,383.1/km2)
 • Density rank 177th of 566 in state
37th of 70 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07647[12][13]
Area code(s) 201 exchanges: 750, 767, 768, 784[14]
FIPS code 3400353430[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885327[17][2]
Website www.boroughofnorthvale.com

Northvale is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,640,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 180 (+4.0%) from the 4,460 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 103 (-2.3%) from the 4,563 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

The borough of Northvale was formed on March 15, 1916, from the remaining portions of Harrington Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 4, 1916. With the creation of Northvale, Harrington Township was dissolved. Portions of Northvale were transferred to create the borough of Rockleigh, as of March 13, 1923.[19] The borough's name derives from its location and topography.[20]

Geography[edit]

Northvale is located at 41°00′47″N 73°56′53″W / 41.013°N 73.948085°W / 41.013; -73.948085 (41.013,-73.948085). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.298 square miles (3.362 km2), of which, 1.295 square miles (3.355 km2) of it was land and 0.003 square miles (0.007 km2) of it (0.20%) was water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 387
1910 588 51.9%
1920 827 40.6%
1930 1,144 * 38.3%
1940 1,159 1.3%
1950 1,455 25.5%
1960 2,892 98.8%
1970 5,177 79.0%
1980 5,046 −2.5%
1990 4,563 −9.6%
2000 4,460 −2.3%
2010 4,640 4.0%
Est. 2013 4,746 [10][21] 2.3%
Population sources: 1920[22]
1910-1930[23] 1900-2010[24][25][26]
2000[27][28] 2010[7][8][9]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[19]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,640 people, 1,564 households, and 1,265 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,582.3 per square mile (1,383.1/km2). There were 1,635 housing units at an average density of 1,262.3 per square mile (487.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.94% (3,338) White, 1.06% (49) Black or African American, 0.19% (9) Native American, 24.01% (1,114) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.14% (53) from other races, and 1.64% (76) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.15% (378) of the population.[7] Korean Americans accounted for 16.3% of the population.[7]

There were 1,564 households, of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.32.[7]

In the borough, 25.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.2 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $86,607 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,519) and the median family income was $89,125 (+/- $16,380). Males had a median income of $66,563 (+/- $14,582) versus $31,228 (+/- $7,496) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,404 (+/- $4,301). About 3.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.[29]

Same-sex couples headed 9 households in 2010, an increase of 50% from the 6 counted in 2000.[30]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 4,460 people, 1,575 households, and 1,236 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,381.2 people per square mile (1,304.6/km2). There were 1,596 housing units at an average density of 1,210.0 per square mile (466.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.91% White, 0.76% African American, 0.07% Native American, 14.06% Asian, 1.17% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population.[27][28]

There were 1,575 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21.[27][28]

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.[27][28]

The median income for a household in the borough was $72,500, and the median income for a family was $81,153. Males had a median income of $50,901 versus $37,563 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,206. About 2.4% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.[27][28]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Northvale 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.[5] The Borough form of government used by Northvale, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[31]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Northvale is Democrat Ed Piehler, whose is serving an unexpired term of office ending December 31, 2014. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Council President Patrick Marana (D, 2016), Gloria Libby (D, 2016), Toni Macchio (D, 2014), Ken Shepard (D, 2014), Roy Sokoloski (R, 2014) and Peter Sotiropoulos (R, 2015).[32][33][34][35][36][37][38]

Piehler was appointed in April 2014 to fill the seat of Paul Bazela, who had resigned in the previous month after being convicted on corruption charges.[39] Toni Macchio was appointed to fill Piehler's vacant council seat.[40]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Northvale is located in the 5th Congressional District[41] and is part of New Jersey's 37th state legislative district.[8][42][43] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Northvale had been in the 39th state legislative district.[44]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township).[45] 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)[46][47] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[48][49]

The 37th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Loretta Weinberg (D, Teaneck) and in the General Assembly by Valerie Huttle (D, Englewood) and Gordon M. Johnson (D, Englewood).[50] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[51] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[52]

Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders.[53] The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014).[54] 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.[55] As of 2014, Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn),[56] Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee),[57] Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2016; River Edge),[58] Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; Franklin Lakes),[59] Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington)[60] James J. Tedesco, III (D, 2015; Paramus)[61] and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes).[62][63] Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale),[64] Sheriff Michael Saudino (R),[65] Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill)[66][67][53]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,699 registered voters in Northvale, of which 701 (26.0% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 560 (20.7% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,437 (53.2% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 1 voters registered to other parties.[68] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 58.2% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 77.7% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).[68][69]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,100 votes here (53.3% vs. 43.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 924 votes (44.8% vs. 54.8%) and other candidates with 21 votes (1.0% vs. 0.9%), among the 2,064 ballots cast by the borough's 2,825 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.1% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County).[70][71]In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,206 votes here (54.9% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 949 votes (43.2% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 14 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 2,198 ballots cast by the borough's 2,798 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.6% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County).[72][73] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,188 votes here (55.9% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 912 votes (42.9% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 14 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 2,125 ballots cast by the borough's 2,743 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.5% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).[74]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 842 votes here (54.1% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 606 votes (38.9% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 73 votes (4.7% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 5 votes (0.3% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,557 ballots cast by the borough's 2,722 registered voters, yielding a 57.2% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).[75]

Education[edit]

The Northvale Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through eighth grade at Northvale Public School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's then two schools had an enrollment of 567 students and 45.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.35:1.[76] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[77]) were Thomas Jefferson School for grades K-4 (208 students) and Nathan Hale School for grades 5-8 (359). As of the 2012-13 school year, the two schools were combined to create the Northvale Public School, as part of an effort to reduce costs associated with running two separate schools that share a common campus and corridor.[78]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, together with students from Harrington Park, Norwood and Old Tappan,[79] along with students from Rockleigh who attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[80] The school is one of the two schools of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from the neighboring communities of Closter, Demarest and Haworth at the Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest.[81]

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.[82][83]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 22.67 miles (36.48 km) of roadways, of which 20.11 miles (32.36 km) were maintained by the municipality and 2.56 miles (4.12 km) by Bergen County.[84]

County Route 505 passes through Northvale.

Public transportation[edit]

Rockland Coaches provides service on routes 20/20T to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.[85][86]

Saddle River Tours / Ameribus offers service on the 20 / 84 route to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.[87][88]

TV/Film[edit]

The television show Ed, which ran from 2000–04, was filmed in Northvale. The interior and exterior shots for "Stuckeybowl" were filmed at the now closed and demolished bowling alley, formerly known as "Country Club Lanes".[89] Housing for 55+ now exists on the lot.

In the 2008 USA Network series In Plain Sight, during the episode, Stan by Me, two FBI agents are murdered and a federally protected witness is kidnapped in Northvale.[citation needed]

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