Teterboro, New Jersey
|Teterboro, New Jersey|
|Borough of Teterboro|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 26, 1917|
|• Type||1923 Municipal Manager Law|
|• Mayor||John P. Watt (term ends June 30, 2014)|
|• Administrator||Nicholas C. Saros|
|• Clerk||Virginia A. Alcuri|
|• Total||1.158 sq mi (3.000 km2)|
|• Land||1.157 sq mi (2.907 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)|
|Area rank||490th of 566 in state
62nd of 70 in county
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||70|
|• Rank||563rd of 566 in state
70th of 70 in county
|• Density||57.9/sq mi (22.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||553rd of 566 in state
70th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885418|
Teterboro (pronounced TEE-ter-bo-ro) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 67, reflecting an increase of 49 (+272.2%) from the 18 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 4 (-18.2%) from the 22 counted in the 1990 Census. As of 2010, it the fourth-smallest municipality, by population, in New Jersey.
Teterboro is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.158 square miles (3.000 km2), of which, 1.157 square miles (2.997 km2) of it is land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of it (0.08%) is water.(40.852999,-74.060355). According to the
|Population sources:1920 1920-1930
1900-2010 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 67 people, 25 households, and 13 families residing in the borough. The population density was 57.9 inhabitants per square mile (22.4 /km2). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 23.3 per square mile (9.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 67.16% (45) White, 4.48% (3) Black or African American, 2.99% (2) Native American, 2.99% (2) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 8.96% (6) from other races, and 13.43% (9) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.82% (24) of the population.
There were 25 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% 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 3.85.
In the borough, 23.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,571 (with a margin of error of +/- $31,104) and the median family income was $79,107 (+/- $46,857). Males had a median income of $72,031 (+/- $9,149) versus $24,286 (+/- $75,310) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,446 (+/- $14,230). About 0.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 18 people, 7 households, and 4 families residing in the borough. The population density was 16.2 people per square mile (6.3/km2). There were 8 housing units at an average density of 7.2 per square mile (2.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 83.33% White, and 16.67% from two or more races.
There were 7 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 28.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the borough the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 50.0% from 25 to 44, 5.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $72,613. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.
Borough officials stated that the 2000 Census had failed to count any of the residents of the Vincent Place housing units who had moved into the newly built homes in 1999. The uncounted residents, including the Mayor and all four Council members, would help make up a projected tripling of the population enumerated by the census. Previously, the Mayor and Council, as well as several other Vincent Place residents, had all been residents of Huyler Street, the only other street zoned as a residential area in the borough. In a March 2010 article, published in The Record, Teterboro's municipal manager at the time noted that the actual population of the town had grown to approximately 60.
Teterboro was incorporated on March 26, 1917, from land taken from the boroughs of Moonachie and Little Ferry and from Lodi Township. The borough was enlarged on July 5, 1918, by the addition of area annexed from Hasbrouck Heights. The name Teterboro was changed on April 14, 1937, to Bendix Borough, and changed back to Teterboro Borough on June 1, 1943. The borough was named for Walter C. Teter, a New York investment banker, who had purchased land to build a racetrack and developed a 700-acre (280 ha) site, reclaiming marshland and building an airport and an 18-hole golf course.
In the past, neighboring municipalities, such as Hasbrouck Heights and South Hackensack, have attempted to dissolve Teterboro, in hopes of absorbing the town's ratables. Some people have reasoned that the population is too small for the borough to justify its own existence. However, all such attempts have met with failure, due to resistance from residents, business owners and municipal officials. In July 2010, a bill was introduced in the New Jersey state senate in a renewed effort to divide Teterboro among neighboring towns. The bill has been stalled in the state Legislature since its introduction, due to opposition from the town as well as neighboring towns, Moonachie and Hasbrouck Heights. Additionally, the legality of a 20-year tax abatement proposed for Teterboro businesses within the bill has also been questioned, which had been included to alleviate concerns of property owners that taxes could spike if the borough was dissolved.
Teterboro is governed under the 1923 Municipal Manager Law form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Borough Council comprising five council members, with all positions elected at large in partisan elections to four-year terms on a concurrent basis. The Council nominates and votes on one of its members to serve as mayor.
As of 2013[update], Teterboro's Borough Council consists of Mayor John P. Watt, James O'Dwyer, Juan Ramirez, Gregory Stein and John B. Watt, all serving concurrent terms of office ending December 31, 2014.
Federal, state and county representation
Teterboro is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 36th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Teterboro had been in the 38th state legislative district.
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 36th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the General Assembly by Marlene Caride (D, Ridgefield) and Gary Schaer (D], Passaic). 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 33 registered voters. Of registered voters, 11 (33.3% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 6 (18.2%) were registered as Republicans and 16 (48.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to another party.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.2% of the vote here (13 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 45.8% of the vote (11 ballots), with 72.7% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 56.0% of the vote in Teterboro (14 cast), ahead of Republican George W. Bush, who received around 32.0% (8 votes), with 25 ballots cast among the borough's 36 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.4%.
In the 2009 race for Governor, Republican Chris Christie received 50.0% of the vote in Teterboro (10 cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine, who received around 30.0% (6 votes), with 16 ballots cast among the borough's 28 registered voters, for a turnout of 57.1%.
The Hasbrouck Heights School District serves students from Hasbrouck Heights as well as those from Teterboro, a non-operating district that was merged into the Hasbrouck Heights School District following its dissolution on July 1, 2010.
Prior to July 2010, public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade attended Memorial School in South Hackensack, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the South Hackensack School District. High school students had an option to attend Hackensack High School of the Hackensack Public Schools, the receiving district for South Hackensack students, or Hasbrouck Heights High School. Teterboro students already enrolled in South Hackensack or Hackensack schools, prior to July 2010, were given the option to remain in those schools.
Other high school options include the various locations of the Bergen County Academies and Bergen County Technical Schools. Teterboro is the home to the Teterboro campus of the Bergen County Technical Schools.
Roads and highways
The borough had a total of 4.65 miles (7.48 km) of roadways, of which 3.28 miles (5.28 km) are maintained by the municipality, 0.30 miles (0.48 km) by Bergen County and 1.07 miles (1.72 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
U.S. Route 46 travels east-west through Teterboro to the north of Teterboro Airport, while a small piece of Interstate 80 travels along the northern edge of the borough. Route 17 travels parallel to the Hasbrouck Heights - Teterboro border on the Hasbrouck Heights side.
Teterboro is served by New Jersey Transit at the Teterboro train station, located on Williams Avenue near Route 17. The station offers service on the Pascack Valley Line, which runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service, and at Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.
New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 161 (on Route 46), 164 and 165 routes to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Newark on the 76 route, with local service on the 772 route.
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