Saddle Brook, New Jersey
|Saddle Brook, New Jersey|
|Township of Saddle Brook|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 20, 1716 as Saddle River Township|
|Renamed||November 8, 1955 as Saddle Brook Township|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Mayor||Karen A. Chamberlain (R, term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Clerk||Peter Lo Dico|
|• Total||2.716 sq mi (7.034 km2)|
|• Land||2.689 sq mi (6.964 km2)|
|• Water||0.027 sq mi (0.071 km2) 1.00%|
|Area rank||363rd of 566 in state
35th of 70 in county
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||14,021|
|• Rank||180th of 566 in state
24th of 70 in county
|• Density||5,080.2/sq mi (1,961.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||109th of 566 in state
28th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||201/551, 862/973|
|GNIS feature ID||882308|
Saddle Brook is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 13,659, reflecting an increase of 504 (+3.8%) from the 13,155 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 141 (-1.1%) from the 13,296 counted in the 1990 Census.
Saddle River Township was created on March 20, 1716, and consisted of all of the territory in Bergen County west of the Saddle River, making it one of the oldest municipalities in Bergen County. It was incorporated on February 21, 1798, as one of the initial group of 104 townships incorporated in New Jersey.
After its formation in 1716, Saddle River Township was split up in 1772 by royal decree with the northernmost half becoming Franklin Township, was named after Governor of New Jersey William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin. Pompton Township was established in 1797 from parts of both Franklin and Saddle River Townships west of the Ramapo River, leaving sections of both townships disconnected to the west of Pompton Township. West Milford Township was formed from the discontinuous, western sections of both Franklin and Saddle River townships in 1834.
In the initial wave of "Boroughitis," Glen Rock (on September 14, 1894) and Lodi (December 22, 1894) were created. Wallington was formed the next year (January 2, 1895) followed by East Paterson (April 18, 1916; renamed to Elmwood Park effective January 1, 1973), Garfield (April 19, 1917) and Fair Lawn (April 5, 1924).
Saddle Brook is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 2.716 square miles (7.034 km2), of which, 2.689 square miles (6.964 km2) of it is land and 0.027 square miles (0.071 km2) of it (1.00%) is water.(40.902976,-74.101061). According to the
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At the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,659 people, 5,286 households, and 3,690 families residing in the township. The population density was 5,080.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,961.5 /km2). There were 5,485 housing units at an average density of 2,040.0 per square mile (787.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 84.35% (11,521) White, 2.31% (316) Black or African American, 0.16% (22) Native American, 8.21% (1,121) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.19% (436) from other races, and 1.78% (243) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.20% (1,666) of the population.
There were 5,286 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township, 20.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $79,279 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,351) and the median family income was $92,861 (+/- $9,495). Males had a median income of $60,214 (+/- $5,753) versus $44,243 (+/- $3,010) for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,674 (+/- $2,295). About 0.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 13,155 people, 5,062 households, and 3,578 families residing in the township. The population density was 4,830.8 people per square mile (1,867.3/km2). There were 5,161 housing units at an average density of 1,895.2 per square mile (732.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.73% White, 1.39% Black, 0.04% Native American, 4.74% (U.S. Census), 1.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.27% of the population.
Among those resident who reported their ancestry in the 2000 Census, the most common were Italian (35.7%), Polish (13.1%), Irish (15.7%) and German (11.0%). The number of residents who reported being of Italian ancestry in the 2000 Census (adjusted for the number of multiple ancestries reported) was 29.8%, the 15th highest of any municipality in New Jersey.
There were 5,062 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,545, and the median income for a family was $73,205. Males had a median income of $49,834 versus $34,542 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,561. About 1.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Saddle Brook operates under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government, and is governed by a Mayor and a five-member Township Council. Members of the Township Council are elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats up for election in even years.
As of 2012[update], the Mayor of Saddle Brook is Karen Chamberlain (R, term ends December 31, 2014), Members of the Township Council are Andrew Cimiluca (R, 2012), Richard Conte (R, 2014), Council President Anthony Halko (R, 2014), Florence Mazzer (D, 2012) and Joseph Setticase (D, 2012).
Federal, state and county representation
New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). 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 7,879 registered voters. Of registered voters, 2,350 (29.8% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,637 (20.8%) were registered as Republicans and 3,892 (49.4%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 52.0% of the vote here (3,344 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 46.9% of the vote (3,015 ballots), with 82.1% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 52.7% of the vote in Saddle Brook (3,467 cast), ahead of Democrat John Kerry, who received around 46.0% (3,025 votes), with 6,576 ballots cast among the township's 8,369 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.6%.
Saddle Brook is intersected by the Garden State Parkway (Exit 159), Interstate 80 (Exit 62), and U.S. Route 46. In addition, Route 4 and Route 17 are within a quarter mile of its border. Two toll gates are located in the township, with one toll gate on the northbound lanes of the parkway (just north of Exit 159), and the other toll gate used at the interchange for Exit 159.
New Jersey Transit bus service is offered to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 144, 145, 148, 160, 161 and 164 routes; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 707, 712 and 758 routes.
From 1999 to January 1, 2009, Saddle Brook had a Public-access television cable TV station with news bulletins (channel 77 on Cablevision and channels 38 and 39 on Verizon FiOS). This station was called SBC-TV. This public-access television channel was created in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd hit Saddle Brook in September 1999 so the town would have a way of receiving alerts. This station was shut down because of this station was not included in the budget for 2009. The station was once again placed on the air in 2011 with an all-volunteer staff, airing Township Council meetings and providing information of Township services, events and activities via a scrolling message board.
The Saddle Brook Public Schools serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are three K-6 elementary schools — Franklin (240 students), Long Memorial (321 students) and Helen I. Smith (346 students) — Washington School, which houses a number of the district's early intervention special education programs (27 students) and Saddle Brook High/Middle School, a grade 7-12 middle/high school (796 students).
Noted current and former residents of Saddle Brook include:
- Steve Beauharnais (born 1990), defensive linebacker for the New England Patriots.
- Gary Brolsma (born 1986), Internet sensation and creator of the original Numa Numa Dance.
- Matthew Hendrickson (born 1972), World Champion professional wrestler known as "Mr. Irresistible".
- Kim Jones (born 1969), broadcaster for the New York Yankees on the YES Network.
- Steve Maneri (born 1988), tight end for the Chicago Bears.
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- Raum, John O. The History of New Jersey: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume 1, p. 239, J. E. Potter and company, 1877. Accessed July 19, 2013. "Saddle river township, before the formation of Passaic county in 1847, comprised within its limits what is now the township of Manchester. Its form was at that time like a saddle, and from thence it derived its name It is se en miles long and two miles wide. On its north is Franklin. East Midland, and Lodi, South Lodi, and West Acquackannonck, and Manchester townships, the cities of Paterson and Passaic. In 1850 its population was 823; in 1860, 1,007; and in 1870, 1,168."
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- Lipman, Harvy; and Sheingold, Dave. "North Jersey sees 30% growth in same-sex couples", The Record (Bergen County), August 14, 2011. Accessed March 13, 2013.
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- Ensslin, John C. "Bergen County Freeholders choose Ganz as chairman; Democrat gives Republicans 2 top slots", The Record (Bergen County), January 3, 2013. Accessed January 10, 2013. "The swearing-in of Freeholders Tracy Silna Zur and Steve Tanelli gave the Democrats a 4-3 majority and control of the board for the first time in two years. The board elected David Ganz as chairman, as expected.... The reorganization meeting drew several top Democrats from across the state, with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez swearing in Tanelli, a former North Arlington councilman, and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark swearing in Zur, an attorney from Franklin Lakes."
- Freeholder Home Page, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013. As of date accessed, John D. Mitchell is listed as Chairman, John A. Felice is shown as Vice Chairman, and both John Driscoll, Jr. and Robert G. Hermansen are listed as members despite having terms of office that ended in 2012.
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- Vrentas, jenny. "NFL Draft: Rutgers' Steve Beauharnais ready to jump from under-the-radar prospect to NFL", The Star-Ledger, April 21, 2013. Accessed April 28, 2013. "Beauharnais had already earned a scholarship to Rutgers while playing for Saddle Brook High School, so Karcich was surprised to learn the teen planned to enroll in the private school in Montvale for his senior year.... Beauharnais was part of St. Joseph’s Non-Public Group III state title that season."
- Feuer, Alan; and George, Jason. "Internet Fame Is Cruel Mistress for a Dancer of the Numa Numa". The New York Times, February 26, 2005. Accessed February 2, 2012. "Mr. Brolsma, a pudgy guy from Saddle Brook, made a video of himself this fall performing a lip-synced version of 'Dragostea Din Tei,' a Romanian pop tune, which roughly translates to 'Love From the Linden Trees.'
- Kim, Yung. "SADDLE BROOK SUPERSTAR", The Record (Bergen County), June 17, 2002. Accessed March 18, 2011. "Matthew Hendrickson invented an entire persona for his professional wrestling career, but refused to deny his hometown of Saddle Brook for the charade. Hoping to trade on a "Rocky" theme, promoters wanted to introduce "Mr. Irresistible" as hailing from Philadelphia, but Hendrickson refused. 'He said he was from Saddle Brook, N.J., and had to be introduced as from there,' said promoter David L. Davis."
- Klapisch, Bob. "YES, Ma'am: Yankees field reporter Kim Jones of Saddle Brook gets all the right answers", (201) magazine, July 2008. Accessed March 18, 2011. "Luckily for the Saddle Brook resident, journalism has been an enduring strength. Jones hosts a talk show on WFAN, and since 2000 has been covering the NFL for The Star-Ledger of Newark, where she still delivers a once-a-week notes column."
- Tatum, Kevin. "Owls football gains 3 more commitments", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2006. Accessed December 13, 2012. "The latest players to cast their lots with Temple are third-team all-state linebacker Andre Neblett of Rahway High (N.J.), tight end Steve Maneri of Saddle Brook High (N.J.), and offensive lineman John Palumbo of Queen of Peace in North Arlington, N.J."
- Saddle Brook Township website
- Saddle Brook Public Schools
- Saddle Brook Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Saddle Brook Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Saddle Brook general information
- Saddle Brook local news
- Saddle Brook Community News
- SBC-TV website
- Saddle Brook Police Department website
- Saddle Brook Fire Department website
- Saddle Brook weather station