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Rochelle Park

Township of Rochelle Park

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Bergen County
    Rochelle Park
      County FIPS: 
    40°54′23″N 74°04′41″W
      Area total: 
    1.02 sq mi (2.65 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.99 sq mi (2.57 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.08 km²)
    59 ft (18 m)
    Incorporated March 7, 1871 as Midland Township Re; Incorporated November 5, 1929 as Rochelle Park
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    5,866.8 residents per square mile of area (2,265.2/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Rochelle Park is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 United States census, the township's population was 5,814, reflecting an increase of 284 (+5.1%) from the 5,530 counted in the 2010 Census. Rochelle Park was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 5, 1929, replacing Midland Township. The main impetus behind the change in name was to avoid confusion with the nearby community of Midland Park. The township was named for the port city of La Rochelle, France.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Township had a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.65 km²) of land and 0.03 square miles of water (3.04 km²). The township borders the Bergen counties municipalities of Fair Lawn, Lodi, Maywood, Paramus and Saddle Brook. The median household income for the township was $66,341 (with a margin of error of +/ $10,539) and the median family income was $81,113 (+/ $4,718). Males had a median income of $50,275 (-/ $2,954) versus $53,634 (-/$11,176) for females. About 2.8% and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under 18-years-old.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.65 km²) The township borders the Bergen County municipalities of Fair Lawn, Lodi, Maywood, Paramus and Saddle Brook. The township has 0.03 square miles of water (0.08 km²), making it one of the smallest townships in New Jersey. The town has a population of 1,071. It has a land area of 0.99 square miles and a water area of 3.04 square miles, making it the largest township in the county by land area. It also borders the townships of Lodi and Paramus, which have a total population of 2,074. It is located on New Jersey's Hudson River, which runs through the town. The population of the township is 1,061. The county's total population is 2,081. it is the largest town in the state by land. The state's total land area is 2.01 square miles. It includes 0.08 square miles for water, which makes it the smallest township in New York state. The area has a water surface of 3,042 square miles or 0.04 km². It contains 0.3 square mile of water, or 1.0 square mile (2 km²). The township's water supply is from 0.05 square miles to 0.07 square miles; the water supply comes from the New Jersey River.


As of the 2000 United States census there were 5,528 people, 2,061 households, and 1,393 families residing in the township. Same-sex couples headed 14 households in 2010, an increase from the 12 counted in 2000. The median household income was $66,341 (with a margin of error of +/ $10,539) in 2010. The per capita income for the township was $30,633 (+/ $2,836). About 2.8% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09. The racial makeup of the township is 90.09% White, 0.45% African American, 0.04% Native American, 6.02% Asian, 2.03% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.35% (904) of the town's population. In 2010, the median income for a household in the Township was $25,054, and the median for a family was $74,580. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.6 males. In the township the population was spread out, with 18.7%. under the age of 18, 5.9% 18 to 24, 27.9%. from 25 to 44, 23.7. from 45 to 64, and 19.9.% who were 65 or older.


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Rochelle Park is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, who are elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis. Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members. As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,376 registered voters in Rochelle Park Township, of which 895 (26.5% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 693 (20.1%) registered as Republicans, and 1,784 (8.8% vs 47.1) registered as Unaffiliated. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 61% were registered to vote, including 74% of those ages 18 and over. In the 2016 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump received 1,426 votes (50.1% of countywide), ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton with 1,291 votes (0.46% vs 542%) and other candidates with 91 votes (3.2% vs 4.6%) The township is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of 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 end 2025).


The Rochelle Park School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Midland School, which opened in 1926. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 511 students and 42.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 12.1:1. Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Hackensack High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with theHackensack Public Schools. Public school students from the township, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Ber gen County Technical Schools. 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 high school had anrollment of 1,959 students and 132.5 classroom teachers as of the 2014-15 school year. The school year began on October 1, 2014. The township is about 2.6 miles (4.2 km) from Hackensacks High School which is about an eight-minute drive on average. The town is about a half-hour drive from Paramus, New Jersey, where the Bergen Tech campus is located, and from Teterboro, where it is about two-and-a-half miles (three kilometers) from the town.


As of May 2010, the township had a total of 18.16 miles (29.23 km) of roadways. The Garden State Parkway crosses the northwest corner of the township, extending from Saddle Brook Township in the south for 0.6 miles (0.97 km) to Paramus. Route 17 extends for 1.0 mile (1.6 km) along the township's eastern border from Maywood toParamus.NJ Transit provides bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 144, 162, 163 and 164 routes, to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on the 175 route, and local service on the 709, 712, 758, and 770 routes. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority maintains 0.63 miles of road in the township. The township is located in the Bergen County section of the New Jersey Bay Area, which is home to the New York City borough of Bergen. The borough of Hackensack is the state's Bay County, which includes the borough of Jersey City, as well as the boroughs of Montclair and Asbury Park. It is the only borough in the Bay County that does not have a city center, and the only one in the county that does have a county-wide bus system. The town has a population of 2,827,000 (as of the 2010 Census). The township's population was 2,715,000 in the 2010 census.

Places of interest

The Cornelius Demarest House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The Captain William Tyson House, which was constructed by a wealthy 19th century ship owner from New York City, is a historic home constructed in the mid-1860s. The Rochelle Park Swim Club is a private club for members and their guests. The park offers a biking/jogging path, pavilion, tennis courts, basketball court, playground and softball field. It can be accessed at Rail Road Avenue, Lotz Lane, and Howard Avenue. It is located in the Saddle River County Park area of Bergen County, New Jersey, near the New Jersey Turnpike and the New York and New Jersey Railroad tracks. There is also a small portion of the park that is open to the public, but it is closed to the general public at this time. There are no scheduled events in the park at the moment, but there are scheduled events on the weekends. It also offers a hiking and biking path, a playground, a basketball court and a tennis court. It has a swimming pool, which is available to members of the swim club for $10 a year. It was built in 1824 by Samuel C. Demarest for his son, and is one of the few remaining uses of the late-19th century Italianate architectural style in Bergen county. In 2015, it was acquired by the township for $600,000 and is expected to be restored to its former glory.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey = 15.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Rochelle Park = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 5,814 individuals with a median age of 45.3 age the population grows by 14.02% in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,866.8 residents per square mile of area (2,265.2/km²). There are average 2.51 people per household in the 2,365 households with an average household income of $76,751 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.90% of the available work force and has dropped -4.60% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.90%. The number of physicians in Rochelle Park per 100,000 population = 440.7.


The annual rainfall in Rochelle Park = 47.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 123. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 207. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 72.94%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 54 years with median home cost = $328,980 and home appreciation of -6.19%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.97 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,499 per student. There are 13.7 students for each teacher in the school, 754 students for each Librarian and 555 students for each Counselor. 5.67% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.85% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.56% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Rochelle Park's population in Bergen County, New Jersey of 1,100 residents in 1900 has increased 5,29-fold to 5,814 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.35% female residents and 46.65% male residents live in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 45.13% are single population.

  • 28.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Rochelle Park require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.97% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.23% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.30% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, 72.94% are owner-occupied homes, another 23.71% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.35% are vacant.

  • The 71.52% of the population in Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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