Norwood, New Jersey
|Norwood, New Jersey|
|Borough of Norwood|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 21, 1905|
|• Mayor||James P. Barsa (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Clerk||Lorraine McMackin|
|• Total||2.735 sq mi (7.083 km2)|
|• Land||2.728 sq mi (7.066 km2)|
|• Water||0.007 sq mi (0.017 km2) 0.24%|
|Area rank||361st of 566 in state
34th of 70 in county
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||5,815|
|• Rank||360th of 566 in state
57th of 70 in county
|• Density||2,093.5/sq mi (808.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||286th of 566 in state
56th 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||0885329|
Norwood is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,711, reflecting a decline of 40 (-0.7%) from the 5,751 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 893 (+18.4%) from the 4,858 counted in the 1990 Census.
The territory comprising Norwood was originally settled about 1670 by a dozen or more families mostly from the Dutch Republic, who purchased the land under the Tappan Patent. About that time a grant was also given by Philip Carteret, Governor of the Province of East Jersey, during the reign of King Charles II of England. The Lenni Lenape Native Americans roamed the valley.
The name Norwood emanated from the old description “North-Woods”. It was a part of Harrington Township, which was formed in 1775 from the northernmost portions of Hackensack Township and New Barbadoes Township, stretching from the Hudson River in the east to the Saddle River in the west.
In 1840, the portions of Harrington Township west of the Hackensack River were taken away to create Washington Township. At that point, Harrington Township was somewhat in the form of a square measuring across each way about 5 miles (8 km), bounded on the north by Rockland County, New York; east by the Hudson River, south by Hackensack Township and west by the Hackensack River. At that time, Norwood, Northvale (once called Neuvy), Old Tappan, Demarest, Closter and Harrington Park formed Harrington Township.
Norwood is located at United States Census Bureau, Norwood borough had a total area of 2.735 square miles (7.083 km2), of which, 2.728 square miles (7.066 km2) of it is land and 0.007 square miles (0.017 km2) of it (0.24%) is water.(40.992252,-73.950917). According to the
Norwood is in the northeastern part of New Jersey, about 2 miles (3 km) from the New York state line. It is bounded by the boroughs of Northvale, Old Tappan, Harrington Park, Closter, Alpine and Rockleigh.
1900-2010 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,711 people, 1,927 households, and 1,542 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,093.5 inhabitants per square mile (808.3 /km2). There were 2,007 housing units at an average density of 735.7 per square mile (284.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 69.25% (3,955) White, 1.37% (78) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 27.18% (1,552) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.03% (59) from other races, and 1.16% (66) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% (260) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 20.1% of the population.
There were 1,927 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the borough, 23.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.1 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $102,132 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,413) and the median family income was $107,356 (+/- $10,538). Males had a median income of $80,837 (+/- $8,419) versus $56,429 (+/- $15,763) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,755 (+/- $5,524). About 0.6% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,751 people, 1,857 households, and 1,563 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,091.4 people per square mile (807.4/km2). There were 1,888 housing units at an average density of 686.6 per square mile (265.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.86% Caucasian, 18.99% Asian, 0.83% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.99% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 12.69% of Norwood's residents identified themselves as being of Korean ancestry, which was the eighth highest in the United States and sixth highest of any municipality in New Jersey, for all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 1,857 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $92,447, and the median income for a family was $100,329. Males had a median income of $70,000 versus $37,059 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $40,039. About 2.3% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Norwood 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 each year on a partisan basis during the November general election. 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 Norwood is James Barsa (Republican James P. Barsa, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Joseph Ascolese (R, 2015), Thomas Brizzolara (R, 2015), Ed Condoleo (R, 2013), Marianne Orecchio (R, 2014), Allen Rapaport (R, 2013) and Barry Scott (R, 2014).
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 Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 3,450 registered voters. Of registered voters, 1,002 (29.0% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 696 (20.2%) were registered as Republicans and 1,752 (50.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 51.7% of the vote here (1,353 ballots cast), over Democrat Barack Obama, who received 47.2% of the vote (1,235 votes), with 76.2% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election, Republican George W. Bush received 51.9% of the vote here (1,461 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry, who received 46.8% of the vote (1,317 votes), with 2,813 of the 3,766 of registered voters participating (turnout of 74.7%).
In the 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.7% of the vote here (1,031 ballots cast), edging Democrat Jon Corzine, who received 41.0% of the vote (803 votes), with 1,957 of the 3,630 of registered voters participating (turnout of 53.9%).
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan one of the two schools of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from the neighboring communities of Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale and Old Tappan.
The forests in Norwood house many deciduous species, sheltering deer, wild turkey, turtles, foxes, rabbits, and even coyote. Suburban sprawl is beginning to interfere with the wildlife. Deer and auto collisions as well as coyote and human interaction may be a problem.
Notable current and former residents of Norwood include:
- Kenny Anderson (born 1996), basketball player who began his NBA career with the New Jersey Nets.
- Colleen Broomall (born 1983), actress who appeared as a child in As the World Turns and in the 2009 film The Winning Season.
- Bruce Harper (born 1955), former running back for the New York Jets.
- Catfish Hunter (1946-1999), pitcher who played for the Kansas City / Oakland A's and New York Yankees.
- Don Mattingly (born 1961), manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers who lived in the borough while playing for the New York Yankees.
- Frank Messina (born c. 1968), poet and author.
- Gene Michael (born 1938), former player, manager and executive in Major League Baseball.
- Thurman Munson (1947–1979), former baseball player who played catcher for the New York Yankees.
- Graig Nettles (born 1944), former baseball player who played third base for the New York Yankees.
- Julian Sanchez (born 1979), libertarian writer and journalist.
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- Home page, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. Accessed November 22, 2011. "Welcome to Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, home of the Golden Knights. Although our students reside in four different towns; Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan, once they arrive here they are treated as one."
- Northern Valley Regional High School District 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 29, 2013. "Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, Northern Valley Regional is comprised of two high schools, Demarest and Old Tappan and the Region III special educational program that services students across the spectrum. There are seven local communities that send their students to the regional high schools: Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan."
- Rondinaro, Gene. "Picturesque, Affluent West of Palisades", The New York Times, November 3, 1996. Accessed October 29, 2013. "A SHORT distance west of the Palisades and bordering the Boy Scouts' Camp Alpine is the picturesque and affluent Bergen County Borough of Norwood, just 10 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge.... Like Mr. Harper, other sports figures such as Don Mattingly, Gene Michael, Craig Nettles, Jim (Catfish) Hunter and Kenny Anderson have at one time or another called the borough home."
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- Neglia, Ashley V. "New Faces NJ: Colleen Broomall; Actress Colleen Broomall, who starred in soap operas as a child, works to get back in the industry.", New Jersey Monthly, October 11, 2010. Accessed October 29, 2013. "At two months old, Colleen Broomall was a working actress on As the World Turns. Playing Meg Ryan’s soap-opera daughter, the Teaneck native (raised in Norwood) spent parts of the first five years of her life on the set, working alongside actors such as Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei."
- Via The New York Times. "Catfish Hunter: a man's man", The Miami News, September 17, 1979. Accessed October 29, 2013. "He has lived in Norwood, a leafy Bergen County town less than a half-hour's drive from Yankee Stadium; he has succeeded in remaining a farm boy."
- Anderson, Brian. "A Yank Of The First RankQuiet Don Mattingly, as in battingly, swings a loud stick for New York ", Sports Illustrated, July 9, 1984. Accessed October 29, 2013. "Don and Kim are renting former Yankee Graig Nettles' house in Norwood, N.J. In the morning they often head right to the deck to sit by the pool, which is their addition to the house."
- Beckerman, Jim. "Beckerman: Putting the worst in verse will be tough for him", The Record (Bergen County), October 7, 2007. Accessed October 29, 2013. "Even the bard of the bunt, the sonneteer of the strike, the Homer of the homer had a hard time waxing poetic about the Mets last week. 'The collapse the Mets endured almost defies the laws of physics,' says poet Frank Messina, a Norwood native."
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- Dunleavy, Ryan. "Play Ball: Nettles has made Bridgewater his home", Courier News, May 4, 2007. Accessed October 29, 2013. "Nettles was born in Englewood and spent baseball-filled summers in Norwood from 1978-83 while his dad, Graig, played third base for the New York Yankees."
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