Wayne, New Jersey

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Wayne, New Jersey
Township
Township of Wayne
Map of Wayne in Passaic County. Inset: Location of Passaic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Wayne in Passaic County. Inset: Location of Passaic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Wayne, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Wayne, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°56′45″N 74°14′42″W / 40.945855°N 74.245077°W / 40.945855; -74.245077Coordinates: 40°56′45″N 74°14′42″W / 40.945855°N 74.245077°W / 40.945855; -74.245077[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Passaic
Incorporated April 12, 1847
Named for Anthony Wayne
Government[6]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Mayor Christopher P. Vergano (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator Neal Bellet[4]
 • Clerk Paul V. Margiotta[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 25.174 sq mi (65.202 km2)
 • Land 23.728 sq mi (61.456 km2)
 • Water 1.446 sq mi (3.746 km2)  5.75%
Area rank 107th of 566 in state
3rd of 16 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 400 ft (100 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 54,717
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 55,040
 • Rank 29th of 566 in state
4th of 16 in county[12]
 • Density 2,306.0/sq mi (890.4/km2)
 • Density rank 265th of 566 in state
12th of 16 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 07470, 07474[13]
Area code(s) 862/973[14]
FIPS code 3403177840[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0882314[17][2]
Website www.waynetownship.com

Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles (32 km) from Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 54,717,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 648 (+1.2%) from the 54,069 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,044 (+15.0%) from the 47,025 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Wayne was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 12, 1847, from portions of Manchester Township. Totowa was formed from portions of Wayne and Manchester Township on March 15, 1898.[19]

The township is home to Willowbrook Mall, Wayne Hills Mall, Wayne Towne Center, High Mountain Park Preserve and William Paterson University.

History[edit]

In 1694, Arent Schuyler, a young surveyor, miner and land speculator, was sent into north-western New Jersey to investigate rumors that the French were trying to incite the local Lenni-Lenape Native Americans to rebel against the English. Schuyler found no evidence of a rebellion, but discovered a rich fertile valley where the Lenni-Lenape grew a variety of crops. Schuyler reported his findings to the English and then convinced Major Anthony Brockholst, Samuel Bayard, Samuel Berry, Hendrick and David Mandeville, George Ryerson and John Mead to invest in the purchase of the land he referred to as the Pompton Valley. The seven chose Schuyler to be negotiator with the Lenape for the rights to the area. Samuel Bayard purchased 5,000 acres (20 km2) from the East Jersey Company on November 11, 1695, in what was then known as New Barbadoes Township in Bergen County.[20]

In 1710, this same area became part of Saddle River Township in Bergen County. By 1837, the residents of Wayne found themselves in Manchester Township in the newly formed Passaic County. Finally, on April 12, 1847, the first Wayne Township organization meeting was held at the Henry Casey House on the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike. The citizens voted to name the town after American Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne. The first mayor, called the Chairman of the Township Committee until 1962, was William S. Hogencamp.[21]

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Wayne remained a farming community. The Morris Canal ran through the southwestern part of Wayne, carrying produce to market and coal from Pennsylvania. The canal was replaced by the railroad at the end of the 19th century. In the early 20th century, Wayne grew as a vacation retreat for wealthy New Yorkers. In the summer, visitors came from Manhattan and Brooklyn to live in the summer bungalows and enjoy the rivers.

After World War II, many summer bungalows were converted to year-round residences to accommodate factory workers and farmland was converted to residential living. As Wayne grew, it adopted its current form of government in 1962.[22] Modern highways, including New Jersey Route 23, U.S. Route 46, and Interstate 80 made Wayne easily accessible, and several national firms have located here.

Geography[edit]

Wayne is located at 40°56′45″N 74°14′42″W / 40.945855°N 74.245077°W / 40.945855; -74.245077 (40.945855, −74.245077). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 25.174 square miles (65.202 km2), of which, 23.728 square miles (61.456 km2) of it is land and 1.446 square miles (3.746 km2) of it (5.75%) is water.[1][2]

Wayne shares its borders with 12 neighboring municipalities. Franklin Lakes and Oakland in Bergen County; Fairfield and North Caldwell in Essex County; Lincoln Park and Pequannock in Morris County; and Haledon, Little Falls, North Haledon, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, and Totowa in Passaic County.

Neighborhoods and lake communities[edit]

Wayne has a number of lakes, with distinct communities and neighborhoods located around them. These include Pines Lake, Packanack Lake, Lions Head Lake, Tom's Lake and Pompton Lake (half of which is in Wayne). The Passaic River also flows through a portion of Wayne and often floods near Willowbrook Mall and riverside neighborhoods.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wayne, New Jersey
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 38
(3)
41
(5)
50
(10)
61
(16)
72
(22)
80
(27)
86
(30)
83
(28)
76
(24)
64
(18)
54
(12)
42
(6)
62.3
(16.8)
Average low °F (°C) 20
(−7)
21
(−6)
30
(−1)
40
(4)
50
(10)
59
(15)
64
(18)
63
(17)
55
(13)
42
(6)
34
(1)
25
(−4)
41.9
(5.5)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.14
(105.2)
2.99
(75.9)
4.28
(108.7)
4.34
(110.2)
4.81
(122.2)
4.45
(113)
4.59
(116.6)
4.34
(110.2)
5.30
(134.6)
3.92
(99.6)
4.43
(112.5)
3.91
(99.3)
51.5
(1,308.1)
Source: [23]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,162
1860 1,355 16.6%
1870 1,521 12.3%
1880 1,757 15.5%
1890 2,004 14.1%
1900 1,985 * −0.9%
1910 2,281 14.9%
1920 2,302 0.9%
1930 4,469 94.1%
1940 6,868 53.7%
1950 11,822 72.1%
1960 29,353 148.3%
1970 49,141 67.4%
1980 46,474 −5.4%
1990 47,025 1.2%
2000 54,069 15.0%
2010 54,717 1.2%
Est. 2013 55,040 [11] 0.6%
Population sources:
1850-1920[24] 1850-1870[25]
1850[26] 1870[27] 1880-1890[28]
1890-1910[29] 1910–1930[30]
1930–1990[31] 2000[32][33] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[19]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,717 people, 19,127 households, and 14,230 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,306.0 per square mile (890.4 /km2). There were 19,768 housing units at an average density of 833.1 per square mile (321.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.07% (47,097) White, 2.28% (1,247) Black or African American, 0.09% (51) Native American, 8.18% (4,478) Asian, 0.02% (11) Pacific Islander, 1.80% (985) from other races, and 1.55% (848) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.92% (4,335) of the population.[8]

There were 19,127 households, of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.21.[8]

In the township, 22.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.8 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $100,638 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,630) and the median family income was $117,745 (+/- $5,252). Males had a median income of $80,420 (+/- $5,367) versus $54,413 (+/- $2,379) for females. The per capita income for the township was $40,875 (+/- $1,473). About 2.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.[34]

Same-sex couples headed 105 households in 2010, an increase from the 75 counted in 2000.[35]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 Census, there were 54,069 people, 18,755 households, and 14,366 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,269.5/mi2 (876.4/km2). There were 19,218 housing units at an average density of 806.7/mi2 (806.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.05% White, 1.66% African American, 0.10% Native American, 5.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.09% of the population.[32][33]

There were 18,755 households out of which 34.4% had related children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.[32][33]

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.[32][33]

The median income for a household in the township was $83,651, and the median income for a family was $95,114. Males had a median income of $61,271 versus $39,835 for females. The per capita income for the township was $35,349. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.[32][33]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Wayne is governed under the Mayor-Council plan F system of municipal government under the Faulkner Act, as implemented on January 1, 1962, by direct petition.[36][22] A mayor is elected by the voters in partisan elections to serve a four-year term. A nine-member council forms the legislative branch of the township government. Three council members are elected at large and one from each of six wards for a term of four years.[6]

As of 2014, Wayne's mayor is Republican Christopher P. Vergano, whose term of office ends December 31, 2017.[37] Members of the Township Council are Council President Franco Mazzei (R, 2015; Ward 3), Nadine Bello (R, 2015; Ward 6), Richard Jasterzbski (R, 2015; Ward 1), James Jimenez (R, 2017; at-large), Chris F. McIntyre (D, 2015; Ward 5), Lonni Miller Ryan (R, 2017; at-large), Al Sadowski (R, 2015; Ward 2), Joseph Schweighardt (R, 2017; at-large) and Joseph Scuralli (R, 2015; Ward 4).[22][38][39][40]

Richard Jasterzbski was appointed in July 2013 to fill the seat vacated following the resignation of Alan Purcell the previous month, and served on an interim basis until the November 2013 general election.[41]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Wayne is located in the 11th Congressional District[42] and is part of New Jersey's 40th state legislative district.[9][43][44] Prior to the 2010 Census, Wayne had been part of the 8th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[45]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[46] 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)[47][48] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[49][50]

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).[51] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[52] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[53]

Passaic County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected to staggered three-year terms office on an at-large basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[54] As of 2013, Passaic County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce James (D, term ends December 31, 2014; Clifton),[55] Freeholder Deputy Director Theodore O. Best Jr. (D, 2014; Paterson),[56] John W. Bartlett (D, 2015; Wayne), Ronda Cotroneo (D, 2015; Ringwood), Terry Duffy (D, 2013; West Milford),[57] Pat Lepore (D, 2013; Woodland Park)[58] and Hector C. Lora (D, 2015; Passaic).[59][60] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado (2014),[61] Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik[62] and Surrogate Bernice Toledo.[63]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 35,661 registered voters in Wayne, of which 8,538 (23.9% vs. 31.0% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 11,180 (31.4% vs. 18.7%) were registered as Republicans and 15,933 (44.7% vs. 50.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 10 voters registered to other parties.[64] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 65.2% (vs. 53.2% in Passaic County) were registered to vote, including 83.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.8% countywide).[64][65]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 14,803 votes here (53.9% vs. 37.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 11,853 votes (43.1% vs. 58.8%) and other candidates with 265 votes (1.0% vs. 0.8%), among the 27,486 ballots cast by the township's 36,386 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5% (vs. 70.4% in Passaic County).[66] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 15,013 votes here (54.9% vs. 42.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 11,582 votes (42.4% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 190 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 27,331 ballots cast by the township's 35,463 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.1% (vs. 69.3% in the whole county).[67]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 10,246 votes here (57.1% vs. 43.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 6,623 votes (36.9% vs. 50.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 769 votes (4.3% vs. 3.8%) and other candidates with 101 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 17,930 ballots cast by the township's 35,321 registered voters, yielding a 50.8% turnout (vs. 42.7% in the county).[68]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

The Wayne Public Schools serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 14 schools had an enrollment of 8,560 students and 654.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.08:1.[69] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[70]) are Randall Carter Elementary School[71] (grades K-5; 364 students), Theunis Dey Elementary School[72] (K-5; 440), James Fallon Elementary School[73] (K-5; 393), John F. Kennedy Elementary School[74] (K-5; 443), Lafayette Elementary School[75] (K-5; 380), Packanack Elementary School[76] (PreK-5; 505), Pines Lake Elementary School[77] (K-5; 429), Ryerson Elementary School[78] (K-5; 263), Albert P. Terhune Elementary School[79] (K-5; 405), Schuyler-Colfax Middle School[80] (6-8; 781), George Washington Middle School[81] (6-8; 605), Anthony Wayne Middle School[82] (717), Wayne Hills High School[83] (9-12; 1,340 - for students living north of Ratzer Road) and Wayne Valley High School[84] (9-12; 1,489 - for students living south of Ratzer Road).[85][86]

Passaic County Technical Institute is a regional vocational public high school that serves students from all of Passaic County.[87]

Private schools[edit]

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, recognized in 2007 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program,[88] and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy Catholic School[89] (formerly Our Lady of Consolation) serve students in grades K-8 and DePaul Catholic High School serves students in grades 9-12, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.[90]

Al-Ghazaly High School, an Islamic high school for students in seventh through twelfth grades, opened at a new facility in Wayne (formerly Lake View Learning Center)in September 2013, relocating from a site in Teaneck, where the school had been based since 1984.[91]

Post-secondary education[edit]

William Paterson University, founded in 1855, has over 11,500 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.[92]

Passaic County Community College's Public Safety Academy (PSA), offers training and facilities for fire fighting and emergency medical personnel.[93]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

Wayne is crisscrossed by several major roadways, including Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, U.S. Route 202 and Route 23.

The township had a total of 229.48 miles (369.31 km) of roadways, of which 180.59 miles (290.63 km) are maintained by the municipality, 41.05 miles (66.06 km) by Passaic County and 7.84 miles (12.62 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[94]

Public transportation[edit]

Wayne is served by New Jersey Transit at the Mountain View station[95] and Wayne Route 23 station,[96] offering service to Hoboken Terminal, with connections to Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan on the Montclair-Boonton Line.[97] Wayne-Route 23 station opened in January 2008 which offers train service via the Montclair-Boonton Line and regular bus service into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 194 Newfoundland-New York route and the 198 William Paterson University-New York route on weekends, with local service on the 75 Butler-Newark line (weekday peak) and 748 Paterson-Willowbrook route (except Sunday).[98]

NJ Transit provides bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 191, 193, 194 and 195; to Newark on the 11, 28 (Saturday and Sunday only) and 75 routes, with local service provided on the 873, 704, 705, 712, 744, 748, 970 and 971 routes.[99]

Wayne is 25.9 miles (41.7 km) from Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark / Elizabeth, and 30 miles (48 km) from LaGuardia Airport in Flushing, Queens.

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Wayne;

Corporations, sports and culture[edit]

Wayne is home to the Toys "R" Us corporate headquarters[126] and to the Valley National Bank corporate headquarters.[127]

Wayne is the home of the 1970 Little League World Series Champions.[128] The Preakness Stakes, a race in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, was named after a race horse from Wayne's Preakness Stables, who won the Dinner-Stakes race at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club on October 25, 1870.[129]

Wayne is home to the Ice Vault ice rink, where world-class figure skaters such as Johnny Weir and Stéphane Lambiel train and 1992 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Viktor Petrenko coaches.[130][131]

The indie rock band Fountains of Wayne took their name from a lawn ornament store of the same name located in the township on the westbound side of U.S. Route 46, though no members of the band are from the town.[132]

In a Hans and Franz sketch from Saturday Night Live, the pair says they are opening up a gym in Wayne.[133] The fact that Wayne's ZIP code, 07470, is a palindrome, was noted on an episode of the television series Full House in the seventh season episode "Smash Club: The Next Generation".[134]

Trees from Wayne have been selected to serve as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City in 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2006. One of the largest, the 2005 tree, was a Norway Spruce that stood 74 feet (23 m) tall, spreading 42 feet (13 m) wide and weighing in at 9 short tons (8,200 kg) that was removed from the backyard of a Wayne resident.[135]

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