Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
|Borough of Elmwood Park|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 18, 1916 (as East Paterson)|
|Renamed||January 1, 1973 (to Elmwood Park)|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Robert Colletti (R, term ends December 31, 2023)|
|• Administrator||Michael Foligno|
|• Municipal clerk||Erin Delaney|
|• Total||2.73 sq mi (7.06 km2)|
|• Land||2.64 sq mi (6.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2) 3.00%|
|Area rank||362nd of 565 in state|
34th of 70 in county
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||133rd of 566 in state|
15th of 70 in county
|• Density||7,327.9/sq mi (2,829.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||55th of 566 in state|
16th of 70 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885207|
Elmwood Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 19,403, reflecting an increase of 478 (+2.5%) from the 18,925 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,302 (+7.4%) from the 17,623 counted in the 1990 Census.
Prior to 1916, the area was known as Dundee Lake, a section of Saddle River Township. Residents of the Dundee Lake area voted on April 18, 1916, to secede from Saddle River Township to form the Borough of East Paterson. In 1917, residents of the Rosemont section of Saddle River Township voted to be annexed to East Paterson. In November 1972, residents voted to change the name of the borough to Elmwood Park. The new name became official on January 1, 1973.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.73 square miles (7.06 km2), including 2.64 square miles (6.85 km2) of land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) of water (3.00%).
The borough borders Paterson and Clifton in Passaic County across the Passaic River to the West; Fair Lawn to the North and East; Saddle Brook to the East; and Garfield to the South (the latter three municipalities in Bergen County). A trip clockwise along the border from the Northwest corner runs from the middle of the Passaic River ENE along Willow Street, SSE along Cyril Avenue, ENE along New Jersey Route 4 (Broadway), SSE along the Bergen County Line, WSW along the extension of Rosario Court from Saddle Brook, continuing WSW along Dye Ave. and between Garwood Court North and Kipp Avenue, and N along the middle of the Passaic River.
|Population sources: 1920|
The 2010 United States census counted 19,403 people, 7,032 households, and 5,140 families in the borough. The population density was 7,327.9 per square mile (2,829.3/km2). There were 7,385 housing units at an average density of 2,789.1 per square mile (1,076.9/km2). The racial makeup was 75.37% (14,624) White, 5.25% (1,019) Black or African American, 0.33% (65) Native American, 10.72% (2,080) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 5.47% (1,062) from other races, and 2.83% (549) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.22% (4,117) of the population.
Of the 7,032 households, 31.1% had children under the age of 18; 53.8% were married couples living together; 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present and 26.9% were non-families. Of all households, 22.3% were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25.
20.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females, the population had 91.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.9 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,719 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,506) and the median family income was $75,587 (+/- $4,326). Males had a median income of $50,943 (+/- $1,704) versus $41,654 (+/- $3,193) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,959 (+/- $2,217). About 3.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 18,925 people, 7,089 households, and 5,075 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,129.8 people per square mile (2,757.4/km2). There were 7,242 housing units at an average density of 2,728.3 per square mile (1,055.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.53% White, 4.16% African American, 0.11% Native American, 7.80% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.44% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.39% of the population.
There were 7,089 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.2% 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 2.66 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $52,319, and the median income for a family was $59,131. Males had a median income of $40,684 versus $39,535 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,588. About 4.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Elmwood Park is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, 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 is comprised 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. The Borough form of government 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 can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. 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.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Elmwood Park is Republican Party Robert Colletti, whose term of office expires December 31, 2023. Members of the borough council are Sandra Balistrieri (D, 2020), Francesco Fasolo (D, 2022), Daniel Golabek (D, 2022), Denise Ingui (D, 2021), Lorraine Pellegrine (D, 2020) and Doris Wechtler (D, 2021).
Republican Richard A. Mola served continuously as mayor for nearly 45 years, from 1972 (a year before the borough's name was changed from East Paterson) until his death in 2016. He was replaced by Robert Colletti on an interim basis. In May 2019, Daniel Golabek was selected from three candidates nominated by the Democratic municipal committee to take the mayoral seat after Frank Caramanga resigned in the wake of accusations that he had completed voter ballots. In June 2019, Francesco Fasolo was appointed to fill the seat expiring in December 2019 that became vacant when Daniel Golabek took office as mayor in April.
Federal, state and county representation
Elmwood Park is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 35th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Elmwood Park had been in the 38th state legislative district.
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2020–2021 session, the 35th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nellie Pou (D, North Haledon) and in the General Assembly by Shavonda E. Sumter (D, Paterson) and Benjie E. Wimberly (D, Paterson).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the seven-member Bergen County Board of County Commissioners (formerly the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders). The freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year; a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held every January. Other Bergen County Constitutional Offices include County Clerk, Sheriff, and Surrogate. These offices all have 3 year terms, and are elected on a partisan basis.
As of July 2021[update], the County Executive is Democrat James J. Tedesco III of Paramus, whose term of office ends December 31, 2022. The current members of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners are Freeholder Chairman Steven A. Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2021), Freeholder Vice-Chairwoman Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2021), Freeholder Chairman Pro-Tempore Dr. Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2023) Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, term as freeholder ends 2022), Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, term as freeholder ends 2022), Ramon M. Hache, Sr. (D, Ridgewood, 2023), and Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2022),
Bergen County's constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2021), Sheriff Anthony Cureton (D, Emerson, 2021) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 10,470 registered voters in Elmwood Park, of which 3,256 (31.1% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,898 (18.1% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 5,312 (50.7% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 54.0% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 68.2% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 4,559 votes (53.3% vs. 54.2% countywide), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 3,737 votes (43.7% vs. 41.1%) and other candidates with 261 votes (3.1% vs. 4.6%), among the 8,690 ballots cast by the borough's 12,582 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.1% (vs. 72.5% in Bergen County). In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 4,506 votes (60.6% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,790 votes (37.5% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 59 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 7,434 ballots cast by the borough's 11,262 registered voters, for a turnout of 66.0% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 4,462 votes (55.0% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 3,459 votes (42.7% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 93 votes (1.1% vs. 0.8%), among the 8,109 ballots cast by the borough's 11,201 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.4% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 4,246 votes (54.3% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 3,474 votes (44.4% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 56 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 7,819 ballots cast by the borough's 10,922 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.6% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 58.8% of the vote (2,498 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 39.9% (1,695 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (57 votes), among the 4,383 ballots cast by the borough's 10,906 registered voters (133 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 40.2%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 2,297 ballots cast (48.4% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 2,099 votes (44.2% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 264 votes (5.6% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 27 votes (0.6% vs. 0.5%), among the 4,750 ballots cast by the borough's 10,758 registered voters, yielding a 44.2% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Elmwood Park Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,649 students and 183.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.5:1. Schools in the district (with 2017–18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Gantner Avenue Elementary School with 351 students in grades K-5, Gilbert Avenue Elementary School with 446 students in grades K-5, Sixteenth Avenue Elementary School with 469 students in grades PreK-5, Memorial Middle School with 588 students in grades 6-8 and Elmwood Park Memorial High School with 735 students in grades 9-12.
Despite boasting several state championship football teams in the early 1970s, the Elmwood Park High School Crusaders football team went into a lengthy period of decline. The Crusader football team had a 41-game losing streak in effect from 2002 until September 30, 2006, when they defeated the Manchester Regional High School Falcons, 33–14, snapping the four-year-long losing streak.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
Elmwood Park has a fire department that consists of four fire stations. Station 1 (E1-R1) is located on Grove Street. Station 2 (E2-R2-Marine 1 and 2) is located on Parkview Avenue. Station 3 (E3-Squad 3) is located on Martha Avenue. And station 4 (T4) is located at the intersection of Boulevard and Veterans Place.
Established in the 1960s, Elmwood Park had a volunteer ambulance corps, located on Falmouth Avenue, that was disbanded in 2019 due to declining numbers of volunteers. Elmwood Park is now serviced by a paid EMS service.
Elmwood Park has a police department located on Market Street.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 52.86 miles (85.07 km) of roadways, of which 41.87 miles (67.38 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.95 miles (9.58 km) by Bergen County and 3.40 miles (5.47 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.64 miles (2.64 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Elmwood Park is served by NJ Transit buses 160 and 161 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, with local service on the 702, 712, 758 and 770 routes. NJ Transit's Bergen County Line tracks travel through Elmwood Park, but does not have a station stop in the borough, with the nearest stations being the Radburn and Broadway stations in Fair Lawn.
Points of interest
The Van Houten-Hillman House, named for Cornelius J. Van Houten who constructed the house c. 1782 and Herman Hillman who purchased it in 1898, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 9, 1983.
Artesian Fields County Park- a Bergen County-owned park located on Boulevard and Gilbert Street. The park consists of athletic fields, a walking path, a lake beach, a small zoo, and a playground.
The Marcal Paper Company Plant was a landmark until its destruction by fire in January 2019. Its parent company, Soundview Paper Company, continues to make Marcal paper products. In January 2020, one year and one day following the devastating fire that destroyed the Mill, Marcal Paper officially restarted paper manufacturing.
White supremacist groups had been meeting at a local branch of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics since the 1990s. David Duke stopped there during his 1988 presidential campaign. On September 25, 2007, the locks were changed, reported the secretary treasurer of the JOUAM. At this time, he states, "As soon as we found out, we took action," referring to the revelation that some members of the Junior Order chapter were white power activists. Numerous boxes containing tapes and books were recovered by the police, which were sent to the FBI.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Elmwood Park include:
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- ASAP Rocky (born 1988 as Rakim Mayers), rapper.
- Cathy Bao Bean (born 1942), author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual.
- Carl Blaze (1976–2006), Hip-Hop/R&B DJ for Power 105.1.
- Cornelius A. Cadmus (1844–1902), represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1891 to 1895.
- Carmen Carrera (born 1985), transgender entertainer and model / reality television personality who appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3.
- W. Cary Edwards (1944-2010), politician who served as New Jersey Attorney General from 1986 to 1989.
- Sheena Iyengar (born 1969), Columbia Business School professor.
- Cora-Ann Mihalik (born c. 1954), former television news anchor and reporter who was best known as co-anchor and news reporter for Fox WNYW and My 9 WWOR from 1987 to 2011.
- Liv Morgan (born 1994), model and WWE wrestler.
- John “Jack” McGrath (born 1919), World War II Veteran, part of the 101st Airborne Division E Company, depicted in the Band of Brothers miniseries about the E Company, 506th Infantry Regiment during World War II.
- Gary Nova (born 1993), quarterback for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team.
- Dick Vitale (born 1939), basketball coach and broadcaster.
- Robert Zoellner (1932-2014), investor and stamp collector who was the second person to have assembled a complete collection of United States postage stamps.
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