Riverdale, New Jersey

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Riverdale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Riverdale
Riverdale highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Riverdale highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Riverdale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Riverdale, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°59′44″N 74°18′56″W / 40.995495°N 74.315648°W / 40.995495; -74.315648Coordinates: 40°59′44″N 74°18′56″W / 40.995495°N 74.315648°W / 40.995495; -74.315648[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated April 17, 1923
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor William Budesheim (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Abubakar T. Jalloh, R.M.C [4]
Area[2]
 • Total 2.087 sq mi (5.403 km2)
 • Land 2.015 sq mi (5.218 km2)
 • Water 0.072 sq mi (0.185 km2)  3.43%
Area rank 404th of 566 in state
36th of 39 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 367 ft (112 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 3,559
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 4,060
 • Rank 430th of 566 in state
36th of 39 in county[11]
 • Density 1,766.5/sq mi (682.0/km2)
 • Density rank 305th of 566 in state
15th of 39 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07457[12][13]
Area code(s) 973[14]
FIPS code 3402763300[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885371[17][2]
Website www.riverdalenj.gov

Riverdale is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,559,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 1,061 (+42.5%) from the 2,498 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 128 (+5.4%) from the 2,370 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Riverdale was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1923, from portions of Pequannock Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed on April 17, 1923.[19]

Geography[edit]

Riverdale is located at 40°59′44″N 74°18′56″W / 40.995495°N 74.315648°W / 40.995495; -74.315648 (40.995495, −74.315648). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.087 square miles (5.403 km2), of which, 2.015 square miles (5.218 km2) of it is land and 0.072 square miles (0.185 km2) of it (3.43%) is water.[1][2]

The borough is bordered to the east by Pompton Lakes, to the north by Bloomingdale, to the west by Butler and Kinnelon, and to the south by Pequannock Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,052
1940 1,110 5.5%
1950 1,352 21.8%
1960 2,596 92.0%
1970 2,729 5.1%
1980 2,530 −7.3%
1990 2,370 −6.3%
2000 2,498 5.4%
2010 3,559 42.5%
Est. 2013 4,060 [10] 14.1%
Population sources: 1930[20]
1930-1990[21] 2000[22][23] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,559 people, 1,547 households, and 917.4 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,766.5 per square mile (682.0 /km2). There were 1,657 housing units at an average density of 822.5 per square mile (317.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.86% (3,198) White, 1.21% (43) Black or African American, 0.06% (2) Native American, 5.31% (189) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.66% (59) from other races, and 1.91% (68) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.19% (256) of the population.[7]

There were 1,547 households, of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 33.2% 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 2.30 and the average family size was 3.01.[7]

In the borough, 18.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.0 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $86,328 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,294) and the median family income was $97,900 (+/- $13,684). Males had a median income of $63,750 (+/- $13,660) versus $52,083 (+/- $4,896) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,675 (+/- $3,548). About 2.1% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.[24]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 2,498 people, 919 households, and 671 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,215.2 people per square mile (468.2/km2). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 457.3 per square mile (176.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.39% White, 1.08% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 1.60% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.40% of the population.[22][23]

Riverdale has a very substantial Italian population, with 25.1% of residents reporting that they were of Italian ancestry in the 2000 Census.[25]

There were 919 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.[22][23]

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.[22][23]

The median income for a household in the borough was $71,083, and the median income for a family was $79,557. Males had a median income of $50,457 versus $41,420 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,187. About 3.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.[22][23]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Riverdale 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 Riverdale, 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.[26]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Riverdale is Republican William Budesheim, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council (with party affiliation, term-end year and committee chairmanships listed in parentheses) are Garrett Astrita (R, 2016; Buildings and Grounds), Paul Carelli (R, 2015; Finance and Shared Services), Theodore Guis (R, 2014; Public Works), Gary Mastrangelo (R, 2015; Personnel), Stephen Revis (R, 2016) and Elaine Wetzel (R, 2014; Community Relations).[27][28][29][30][31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Riverdale is located in the 11th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 40th state legislative district.[8][33][34] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Riverdale had been in the 26th state legislative district.[35]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[36] 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)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[39][40]

The 40th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Kevin J. O'Toole (R, Cedar Grove) and in the General Assembly by Scott Rumana (R, Wayne) and David C. Russo (R, Ridgewood).[41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of six super-departments, more than 30 divisions plus authorities, commissions, boards and study committees.[44] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni.[45] As of 2014, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo (Montville, term ends December 31, 2016),[46] Deputy Freeholder Director David Scapicchio (Mount Olive Township, 2015),[47] Douglas Cabana (Boonton Township, 2016),[48] John Cesaro (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2015),[49] Kathryn A. DeFillippo (Roxbury Township, 2016),[50] John Krickus (Washington Township, 2015)[51] and William "Hank" Lyon (Montville, 2014).[52][45][53] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018),[54] Sheriff Edward V. Rochford (Morris Plains, 2016)[55] and Surrogate John Pecoraro (Mendham Borough, 2014).[45][56]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,378 registered voters in Riverdale, of which 419 (17.6%) were registered as Democrats, 803 (33.8%) were registered as Republicans and 1,155 (48.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[57]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 56.8% of the vote here (1,044 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.7% (766 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (19 votes), among the 1,837 ballots cast by the borough's 2,347 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.3%.[58] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 61.7% of the vote here (916 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 36.9% (548 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (13 votes), among the 1,485 ballots cast by the borough's 1,973 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 75.3.[59]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 60.3% of the vote here (691 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 29.4% (337 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.6% (75 votes) and other candidates with 2.7% (31 votes), among the 1,145 ballots cast by the borough's 2,294 registered voters, yielding a 49.9% turnout.[60]

Education[edit]

The Riverdale School District serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade at Riverdale Public School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 342 students and 27.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.35:1.[61]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Pompton Lakes High School in Pompton Lakes, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Pompton Lakes School District.[62]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Riverdale, New Jersey
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19)
72
(22)
82
(28)
95
(35)
96
(36)
95
(35)
100
(38)
101
(38)
94
(34)
90
(32)
81
(27)
74
(23)
101
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 36
(2)
39
(4)
47
(8)
59
(15)
70
(21)
79
(26)
84
(29)
82
(28)
74
(23)
63
(17)
52
(11)
41
(5)
60.5
(15.8)
Average low °F (°C) 18
(−8)
20
(−7)
29
(−2)
39
(4)
49
(9)
58
(14)
63
(17)
61
(16)
54
(12)
41
(5)
38
(3)
25
(−4)
41.3
(4.9)
Record low °F (°C) −11
(−24)
−5
(−21)
−1
(−18)
21
(−6)
29
(−2)
41
(5)
49
(9)
42
(6)
35
(2)
21
(−6)
12
(−11)
1
(−17)
−11
(−24)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.95
(100.3)
2.98
(75.7)
4.04
(102.6)
3.23
(82)
4.54
(115.3)
4.34
(110.2)
4.31
(109.5)
4.25
(108)
4.58
(116.3)
3.67
(93.2)
4.10
(104.1)
3.79
(96.3)
48.78
(1,239)
Source: The Weather Channel[63]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 16.20 miles (26.07 km) of roadways, of which 10.16 miles (16.35 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.79 miles (4.49 km) by Morris County and 3.25 miles (5.23 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation[64]

Route 23 is the main east-west road[65] while Interstate 287 is the major north-south thoroughfare (with exits 52 and 53 in the borough).[66] County Route 511 Alternate also passes through Riverdale.[67]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit offers bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 194 route and to Newark on the 75 line.[68]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Riverdale include:

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