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Population (year 2000): 7,644. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,634 (-0.1% change)
Males: 3,632 (47.5%), Females: 4,012 (52.5%)

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $60,949 (year 2000)
Median house value: $196,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Wood-Ridge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.8%)
  • Hispanic (7.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Korean (0.9%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (40.3%), Irish (24.8%), German (16.5%), Polish (9.4%), English (4.9%), Scottish (1.7%).

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Elevation: 170 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Wood-Ridge,

For population 25 years and over in Wood-Ridge

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wood-Ridge borough

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

15.2% Foreign born (6.7% Europe, 5.4% Asia, 3.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+0.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ (2.9 miles Passaic, pop. 67,861).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, NJ Jersey (8.8 miles pop. 240,055).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (15.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (0.9 miles Carlstadt, Heights, NJ (1.4 miles Hasbrouck Rutherford, NJ East (1.4 miles NJ (1.5 miles Wallington, Teterboro, NJ (1.9 miles) , NJ (2.0 miles Moonachie, NJ Rutherford, (2.0 miles NJ Lodi, (2.1 miles

Latitude: 40.85 N, Longitude: 74.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 201


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Retail trade (12.8%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,816 (-23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 294 (7.6%)


 

Crime in Wood-Ridge by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 3 0 1 0
    per 100,000 39.2 0.0 13.1 0.0
Assaults 3 1 2 5
    per 100,000 39.2 13.1 26.2 65.4
Burglaries 15 8 14 15
    per 100,000 196.2 104.7 183.2 196.2
Thefts 34 35 42 28
    per 100,000 444.8 457.9 549.5 366.3
Auto thefts 16 7 8 11
    per 100,000 209.3 91.6 104.7 143.9
67.9 35.6 52.3 53.0


Average climate in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wood-Ridge,

Wood-Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Jersey state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Wood-Ridge city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/7/1962, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Wood-Ridge:
  • BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; PASSAIC, NJ)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL CENTER AT PASSAIC (about 3 miles; PASSAIC, NJ)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; PASSAIC, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wood-Ridge:
  • TETERBORO (about 3 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 12 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 13 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wood-Ridge:
  • LITTLE FERRY (about 5 miles; LITTLE FERRY, NJ; ID: 2N7)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 9 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)
  • WEST 30TH ST. (about 10 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRA)

Amtrak stations near Wood-Ridge:
  • 10 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 0 $0   1 $363
Streets and Highways 11 $45,681 $49,833 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $5,265 $31,590 10 $11,103
Police Protection - Officers 22 $127,675 $69,640 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $11,475 $45,900 9 $10,067
Financial Administration 3 $14,592 $58,368 1 $1,362
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   1 $1,638
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   5 $6,456
Solid Waste Management 1 $4,173 $50,076 1 $1,621
Judicial and Legal 1 $3,857 $46,284 2 $2,141
Health 1 $2,021 $24,252 1 $1,614
Totals for Government 44 $214,740 $58,565 31 $36,365


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wood-Ridge:
  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY-ALL CAMPUSES (about 7 miles; TEANECK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,482)
  • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; PARAMUS, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,733)
  • PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; PATERSON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,452)
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,226)
  • HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,630)
  • SAINT PETERS COLLEGE (about 8 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,643)
  • STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; HOBOKEN, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,793)
Public high school in Wood-Ridge:
  • WOOD RIDGE HIGH (Students: 367; Location: 258 HACKENSACK ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wood-Ridge:
  • CATHERINE E DOYLE (Students: 364; Location: 250 WOOD-RIDGE AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • GRETA OSTROVSKY MIDDLE (Students: 308; Location: 540 WINDSOR RD; Grades: 05 - 08)

Notable locations in Wood-Ridge: Wood-Ridge Business Complex (A), Wood-Ridge Memorial Library (B).

Churches in Wood-Ridge include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Church of the Assumption (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C).

Post office: (A).  


Wood-Ridge compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wood-Ridge:
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWRU (1660 AM; 10 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WKDM (1380 AM; 5 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WWRV (1330 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: RADIO VISION CRISTIANA MANAGEMENT CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wood-Ridge:
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WMSC (90.3 FM; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Wood-Ridge:
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

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