Ramsey, New Jersey
|Ramsey, New Jersey|
|Borough of Ramsey|
The historic Old Stone House in Ramsey.
Map highlighting Ramsey's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ramsey, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 10, 1908|
|Named for||Peter J. Ramsey|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Deirdre A. Dillon (R, term ends December 31, 2018)|
|• Administrator||Bruce Vozeh|
|• Municipal clerk||Meredith Bendian|
|• Total||5.591 sq mi (14.480 km2)|
|• Land||5.520 sq mi (14.297 km2)|
|• Water||0.071 sq mi (0.183 km2) 1.26%|
|Area rank||266th of 566 in state
9th of 70 in county
|Elevation||351 ft (107 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2016)||15,116|
|• Rank||173rd of 566 in state
22nd of 70 in county
|• Density||2,621.9/sq mi (1,012.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||237th of 566 in state
46th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC−4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885364|
Ramsey is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It is a suburb of New York City, located 26 miles (42 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 14,473, reflecting an increase of 122 (+0.9%) from the 14,351 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,123 (+8.5%) from the 13,228 counted in the 1990 Census.
Ramsey was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 10, 1908, from portions of Hohokus Township (now Mahwah Township). Additional territory was annexed from Waldwick in 1921, and portions of the borough were ceded to Saddle River in 1925.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Arts and culture
- 6 Parks and recreation
- 7 Government
- 8 Education
- 9 Transportation
- 10 Popular culture
- 11 Notable people
- 12 References
- 13 Sources
- 14 External links
The most noteworthy local historical site is the Old Stone House, which is, predictably, both old and stone, though its construction materials in the early 1700s also included hog's hair. It was originally a Dutch farmhouse and served as a tavern during the American War. Legend has it that Aaron Burr even slaked his thirst at this site, on his way to courting the woman who would become his wife in Ho-Ho-Kus. The structure opened as a historic site in 1960 with a riveting display of old pitchers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 5.591 square miles (14.480 km2), including 5.520 square miles (14.297 km2) of land and 0.071 square miles (0.183 km2) of water (1.26%).
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,473 people, 5,363 households, and 3,926 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,621.9 per square mile (1,012.3/km2). There were 5,550 housing units at an average density of 1,005.4 per square mile (388.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.45% (12,946) White, 0.65% (94) Black or African American, 0.12% (17) Native American, 6.66% (964) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.89% (274) from other races, and 1.23% (178) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% (866) of the population.
There were 5,363 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.0 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $111,549 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,131) and the median family income was $136,475 (+/- $2,642). Males had a median income of $90,326 (+/- $5,483) versus $63,234 (+/- $6,177) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $52,491 (+/- $36,084). About 1.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 14,351 people, 5,313 households, and 3,947 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,583.2 people per square mile (996.6/km2). There were 5,400 housing units at an average density of 972.0 per square mile (375.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.62% White, 0.78% African American, 0.10% Native American, 5.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population.
There were 5,313 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% 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 3.18.
In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $88,187, and the median income for a family was $104,512. Males had a median income of $75,017 versus $43,205 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,964. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.
Corporate residents of Ramsey include:
- Flight Centre, parent company of Liberty Travel and GOGO Worldwide Vacations, is located at 69 Spring Street.
- Konica Minolta's U.S. offices are in Ramsey.
The most common industries for females in Ramsey, according to City-data.com, from 2008–2012:
- Health care and social assistance (22%)
- Educational services (16%)
- Finance and insurance (11%)
- Manufacturing (10%)
- Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
- Retail trade (8%)
- Other services, except public administration (5%)
The most common industries for males in Ramsey, according to City-Data.com, from 2008–2012:
- Finance and insurance (17%)
- Manufacturing (13%)
- Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
- Construction (9%)
- Retail trade (8%)
- Wholesale trade (7%)
- Educational services (7%)
Ramsey has a strong small business environment; the city ranked 3rd in a Fundera study of the best towns in New Jersey for entrepreneurship.
Arts and culture
Ramsey has an old-style downtown cinema with two screens. It closed in 2013, but reopened in 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised the funds needed for updated projection systems.
Ramsey has six houses of worship. These include: First Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul's Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, and Grace Baptist Church.
Parks and recreation
Ramsey Golf and Country Club, located on Lakeside Drive, has an 18-hole golf course, the Lakeside Grille restaurant, swimming pool, picnic area, playground, tennis courts and a banquet room.
Finch Park, located on Church Street, Gertzen Plaza, and Island Avenue, has a playground, picnic areas, eight baseball and softball fields, a street hockey rink, and basketball courts. There is a memorial for the attacks on September 11, 2001, with its own parking area located on Gertzen Plaza. The park is headquarters of the Ramsey Recreation Commission, and home fields of the Ramsey Baseball and Softball Association. In the summer months, the Rec Commission has a summer camp in Finch Park for Ramsey students in kindergarten to 7th grade.
The Ramsey Municipal Pool, located on East Oak Street, has a newly renovated pool and waterslides, a recreational field and pavilion, and beach volleyball and basketball courts.
Behind Ramsey High School, there are five tennis courts and a running track that are open to public use. The RHS football field and the newly build Creamer Field are two of the four fields with night lights in Ramsey, the other two are located at the MacFarran Field complex on Williams Drive, overlooking Route 17.
Behind Tisdale Elementary School, there are two softball fields that are open to the community.
Suraci Pond, located on Woodland Avenue, is a small lake with areas to fish, picnic benches, and hiking trails. A similar recreational area exists at Garrison Pond on Lake Street. An Eagle Scout Project from Ramsey's Troop 31 installed picnic tables and restored the flower bed.
Ramsey 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. The Borough form of government used in Ramsey, 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 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 2016[update], the Mayor of the Borough of Ramsey is Republican Deirdre A. Dillon, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018. Members of the Ramsey Borough Council are Council President Vanessa Jachzel (R, 2016), William J. Jones (R, 2018), Peter Kilman (R, 2015), Ken Tyburczy (R, 2017), Joseph Verdone (R, 2017) and Harry Weber (R, 2016).
In January 2015, the Borough Council selected Peter Kilman from a list of three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in 2015 that held by Deirdre A. Dillon vacant since she was sworn in as mayor that month. In November 2015, Kilman was elected to serve a full three-year term.
Joseph Verdone was chosen in August 2012 to fill the vacant seat expiring in December 2014 of Bruce Vozeh following his resignation the previous month to become the municipal administrator.
Federal, state and county representation
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Josh Gottheimer (D, Wyckoff). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 39th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Gerald Cardinale (R, Demarest) and in the General Assembly by Holly Schepisi (R, River Vale) and Robert Auth (R, Old Tappan). 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. As of 2015[update], the County Executive is James J. Tedesco III (D, Paramus; term ends December 31, 2018). 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. Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2017; Fort Lee), Vice Chairman Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2016; River Edge), David L. Ganz (D, 2017; Fair Lawn), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; Franklin Lakes) Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, 2015; serving the unexpired term of office that had been occupied by James Tedesco before he was sworn in as County Executive) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale), Sheriff Michael Saudino (R) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 9,705 registered voters in Ramsey, of which 2,133 (22.0% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,712 (27.9% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 4,849 (50.0% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 11 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 67.1% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 91.3% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 4,333 votes (57.0% vs. 43.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 3,167 votes (41.7% vs. 54.8%) and other candidates with 62 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 7,598 ballots cast by the borough's 10,342 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.5% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 4,417 votes (54.7% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 3,556 votes (44.0% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 59 votes (0.7% vs. 0.8%), among the 8,076 ballots cast by the borough's 10,046 registered voters, for a turnout of 80.4% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 4,606 votes (58.4% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 3,207 votes (40.7% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 52 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 7,886 ballots cast by the borough's 9,754 registered voters, for a turnout of 80.8% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 69.9% of the vote (3,162 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 29.1% (1,316 votes), and other candidates with 1.1% (48 votes), among the 4,599 ballots cast by the borough's 9,948 registered voters (73 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 46.2%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 2,945 votes (55.8% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,945 votes (36.8% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 343 votes (6.5% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 24 votes (0.5% vs. 0.5%), among the 5,280 ballots cast by the borough's 9,866 registered voters, yielding a 53.5% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Ramsey Public School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011–12 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 3,017 students and 240.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.53:1. Schools in the district (with 2011–12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Mary A. Hubbard Elementary School with 415 students in grades K–3, Wesley D. Tisdale Elementary School with 455 students in grades PreK–3, John Y. Dater Elementary School with 433 students in grades 4–5, Eric Smith Middle School with 743 students in grades 6–8 and Ramsey High School with 971 students in grades 9–12.
Students from Saddle River's Wandell School attend the district's middle school and then have the option of attending either Ramsey High School or Northern Highlands Regional High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Saddle River School District and each of the respective districts.
Ramsey High School was the 30th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 33rd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 13th in 2008 out of 316 schools.
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.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark oversees the operation of the Academy of St. Paul, a K-8 school and Don Bosco Preparatory High School, an all-boys Roman Catholic high school for grades 9-12 founded in 1915 and overseen by the Salesians of Don Bosco. In 2015, the Academy of St. Paul was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of six private schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 65.32 miles (105.12 km) of roadways, of which 51.82 miles (83.40 km) were maintained by the municipality, 11.45 miles (18.43 km) by Bergen County and 2.05 miles (3.30 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
A number of roadways serve Ramsey and its neighboring communities, providing the borough with easy driving access to New York State (including New York City) and other points within New Jersey. NJ Route 17 and County Route 507 intersect the areas east and north of Ramsey's downtown business district, while Interstate 287 and U.S. Route 202 pass through the Darlington section of Mahwah to the west and the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) and NY Route 59 run through Suffern, New York to the north.
Ramsey has two NJ Transit train stations which provide mass transit access to Hoboken Terminal with connections available at Secaucus Junction to Penn Station New York in Midtown Manhattan and other NJ Transit lines. Located on Main Street just east of Central Avenue in the borough's downtown area, the Ramsey Main Street station was constructed in 1868 by the Paterson and Ramapo Railroad and is the oldest operating passenger station in service in New Jersey. The Ramsey Route 17 station, which opened on August 22, 2004, is a park-and-ride facility and regional commuter hub located along Route 17 South in the northern section of town. Both of these stations are stops along NJ Transit's Main Line and Bergen County Line.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Ramsey include:
- Danny Aiello (born 1933), stage and film star lived in Ramsey for many years during the 1980s and 1990s.
- Adrienne Asch (1946–2013), bioethicist, founding director of the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University.
- Tom Austin, drummer and lyricist for the 1950s / 1960s rock band Royal Teens, best known for their one hit Short Shorts.
- Edd Cartier (1914–2008), pulp magazine illustrator.
- John Colaneri (born 1981), television presenter, reality TV show host and home makeover expert.
- Mike Dietze (born 1989), professional soccer player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Fury of the American Soccer League.
- Louise Eisenhardt (1891–1967), early neuropathologist who was the first woman to serve as president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
- Jeremiah Fraites (born 1986), co-founder of the musical group The Lumineers along with Wesley Schultz.
- Jonathan Halyalkar, child actor who played Billy on the 1980s sitcom Who's the Boss?
- Henry Herx (1933–2012), film critic whose reviews were intended for Catholic moviegoers.
- Matthew Hoekstra, social media personality 
- Charles Ernest Hosking Jr. (1924–1967), United States Army Master Sergeant and Medal of Honor awardee; Hosking Way, a road off Darlington Avenue, is named in his honor.
- Bridget Anne Kelly, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.
- Maria LaRosa, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
- Bob McAdoo (born 1951), NBA champion and former New York Knicks player lived in Ramsey during the 1970s/1980s/1990s.
- Ryan McGinley (born 1977), photographer.
- Bill Pellington (1927–1994), linebacker who played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts.
- Wesley Schultz (born 1982), guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers.
- Justin Trattou (born 1988), defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings and former player on the New York Giants.
- George Verwer (born 1938), founder and international director of Operation Mobilisation, a Christian missions organization.
In a five-year span, the borough saw the deaths of three Ramsey High School graduates who were serving in the United States Armed Forces: Corporal Michael Jankiewicz (Class of 2006), Staff Sgt. Eric Christian (Class of 1993), and Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill (Class of 2001).
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- Ramsey Borough website
- Ramsey Public School District
- Ramsey Public School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Ramsey Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Ramsey Free Public Library
- Ramsey Police
- Ramsey Volunteer Rescue Squad
- Ramsey Volunteer Ambulance Corps
- Ramsey Office of Emergency Management
- Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department
- Ramsey Historical Society
- Postcards of Historical Ramsey, NJ
- Ramsey Cinema Closed Future Unknown
- Ramsey Country Club
- Finch Park Creative Playground