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Rochelle Park, New Jersey

Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Township
Township of Rochelle Park
Map highlighting Rochelle Park's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Rochelle Park's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Coordinates: [1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated March 7, 1871 as Midland Township
Reincorporated November 5, 1929 as Rochelle Park
Named for La Rochelle, France
Government[3]
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
 • Mayor Jayme Ouellette (R, December 31, 2015)[4][5]
 • Administrator Robert Davidson[6]
 • Clerk Virginia De Maria[7]
Area[1]
 • Total 1.063 sq mi (2.751 km2)
 • Land 1.041 sq mi (2.695 km2)
 • Water 0.022 sq mi (0.056 km2)  2.03%
Area rank 494th of 566 in state
64th of 70 in county[1]
Elevation[8] 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 5,530
 • Estimate (2014)[12] 5,781
 • Rank 364th of 566 in state
58th of 70 in county[13]
 • Density 5,313.8/sq mi (2,051.7/km2)
 • Density rank 101st of 566 in state
27th of 70 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07662[14][15]
Area code(s) 201 and 973[16]
FIPS code 3400363990[17][18]
GNIS feature ID 0882307[1][19]
Website .govrochelleparknj

Rochelle Park is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,530,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 2 (+0.0%) from the 5,528 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 59 (-1.1%) from the 5,587 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

What is now Rochelle Park was originally incorporated as Midland Township on March 7, 1871, from portions of New Barbadoes Township. Portions of the township were taken to form the boroughs of Delford (on March 8, 1894; now Oradell), Maywood (June 30, 1894), Riverside (also June 30, 1894; now River Edge) and Paramus (March 2, 1922). Rochelle Park was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 5, 1929, replacing Midland Township, based on the results of a referendum held on that same day that passed by a 503-69 margin.[21] The main impetus behind the change in name was to avoid confusion with the nearby community of Midland Park.[22] The township was named for the port city of La Rochelle, France.[23][24]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 Census 2.1
    • 2000 Census 2.2
  • Economy 3
  • Government 4
    • Local government 4.1
    • Federal, state and county representation 4.2
    • Politics 4.3
  • Education 5
  • Transportation 6
    • Roads and highways 6.1
    • Public transportation 6.2
  • Places of interest 7
  • Notable people 8
  • References 9
  • Sources 10
  • External links 11

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 1.063 square miles (2.751 km2), including 1.041 square miles (2.695 km2) of land and 0.022 square miles (0.056 km2) of water (2.03%).[1][2]

The township borders the Bergen County municipalities of Fair Lawn, Maywood, Saddle Brook, Lodi and Paramus.[25]

Demographics

2010 Census

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,530 people, 2,087 households, and 1,455 families residing in the township. The population density was 5,313.8 per square mile (2,051.7/km2). There were 2,170 housing units at an average density of 2,085.2 per square mile (805.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.22% (4,547) White, 2.89% (160) Black or African American, 0.25% (14) Native American, 8.72% (482) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.89% (215) from other races, and 2.03% (112) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 16.35% (904) of the population.[9]

There were 2,087 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09.[9]

In the township, 18.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income 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. 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% of those age 65 or over.[36]

Same-sex couples headed 14 households in 2010, an increase from the 12 counted in 2000.[37]

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 5,528 people, 2,061 households, and 1,393 families residing in the township. The population density was 5,287.7 people per square mile (2,032.7/km2). There were 2,111 housing units at an average density of 2,019.2 per square mile (776.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.09% White, 0.45% African American, 0.04% Native American, 6.02% Asian, 2.03% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.57% of the population.[34][35]

There were 2,061 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.12.[34][35]

In the township the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.[34][35]

The median income for a household in the township was $60,818, and the median income for a family was $74,016. Males had a median income of $43,580 versus $36,827 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,054. About 0.4% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.[34][35]

Economy

Rochelle Park is the business headquarters for specialty retailer United Retail Group, which is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.[38]

Government

Local government

Rochelle Park is governed under the Township form of government. The five-member Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle.[3][39] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2015, the members of the Rochelle Park Township Committee are Mayor Jayme Ouellette (R, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2015), Deputy Mayor Michael Kazimir (R, term on committee and as deputy mayor ends 2015), Kenneth "Jay" Kovalcik (R, 2016), Joseph Scarpa (R, 2017) and Frank Valenzuela (R, 2017).[4][40][41][42][43][44][45][46]

Federal, state and county representation

Rochelle Park is located in the 5th Congressional District[47] and is part of New Jersey's 38th state legislative district.[10][48][49] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Rochelle Park had been in the 37th state legislative district.[50]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township).[51] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021)[52] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).[53][54]

The 38th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert M. Gordon (D, Fair Lawn) and in the General Assembly by Tim Eustace (D, Maywood) and Joseph Lagana (D, Paramus).[55][56] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[57] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[58]

External links

  • Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties) prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.
  • Clayton, W. Woodford; and Nelson, William. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men., Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1882.
  • Harvey, Cornelius Burnham (ed.), Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey. New York: New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Co., 1900.
  • Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey. New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Co., 1900.
  • Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858-1942, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630-1923, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1923.

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References

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Rochelle Park include:

Notable people

The Captain William Tyson House is a historical landmark, and a fine exemplar of the late-19th century Italianate architectural style.

Westfield Garden State Plaza is located on the border of Rochelle Park and Paramus.

The People's Park is located on Rochelle Avenue and Central and offers swimming at the community pool, basketball, tennis, baseball, cycling, jogging and walking trails.

The Cornelius Demarest House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, having been constructed between 1824 by 1826 by Samuel C. Demarest for his sone.[94]

Places of interest

175 route, and local service on the 709, 712, 758, and 770 routes.[93]

The former station for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad in Rochelle Park.

Public transportation

Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway travel through Rochelle Park. 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.[91] Route 17 extends for 1.0 mile (1.6 km) along the township's eastern border from Maywood to Paramus.[92]

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 18.16 miles (29.23 km) of roadways, of which 13.34 miles (21.47 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.14 miles (5.05 km) by Bergen County, 1.05 miles (1.69 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.63 miles (1.01 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[90]

Roads and highways

Transportation

Public school students from the township, 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.[88][89]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Hackensack High School in Hackensack, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Hackensack Public Schools, together with students from Maywood and South Hackensack.[86][87] Rochelle Park is about 2.6 miles from Hackensack High School which is about an eight-minute drive on average.

The Rochelle Park School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade at Midland School, which opened in 1926.[22] As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 453 students and 43.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.34:1.[85]

Education

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.7% of the vote (1,027 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 35.1% (566 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (20 votes), among the 1,675 ballots cast by the township's 3,460 registered voters (62 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 48.4%.[82][83] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 904 votes (52.8% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 704 votes (41.1% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 73 votes (4.3% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 14 votes (0.8% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,713 ballots cast by the township's 3,476 registered voters, yielding a 49.3% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).[84]

In the John Kerry with 1,226 votes (45.9% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 27 votes (1.0% vs. 0.7%), among the 2,669 ballots cast by the township's 3,647 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.2% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).[81]

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 (20.5% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,784 (52.8% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties.[75] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 61.0% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 74.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).[75][76]

Politics

[59][74][73]).Cresskill and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, [72] Sheriff Michael Saudino (R)[71]),Northvale Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, [70][69] (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes).Tracy Silna Zur and [68][67], 2015; serving the unexpired term of office that had been occupied by James Tedesco before he was sworn in as County Executive)Montvale Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, [66])Franklin Lakes Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; [65]),Fair Lawn (D, 2017; David L. Ganz [64]),River Edge, 2016; R Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice ([63])North Arlington Vice Chairman Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; [62]),Fort Lee (D, 2017; Joan Voss Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairwoman [61]

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