- Saddle Brook, New Jersey
official_name = Saddle Brook, New Jersey
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map highlighting Saddle Brook's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Saddle Brook, New Jersey
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Bergen
Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
leader_name = Louis V. D'Arminio (D)
leader_title1 = Administrator
leader_name1 = Peter Elia
established_title = Incorporated
March 20, 1716as "Saddle River Township"
established_title1 = Renamed
November 8, 1955as "Saddle Brook Township"
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 7.1
area_land_km2 = 7.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
area_land_sq_mi = 2.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 13594
population_density_km2 = 1865.2
population_density_sq_mi = 4830.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|1729721|Township of Saddle Brook,
Geographic Names Information System, accessed December 27, 2007.]
elevation_m = 15
elevation_ft = 49
latd = 40 |latm = 54 |lats = 15 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 5 |longs = 41 |longEW = W
postal_code = 07663
area_code = 201,973
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-65340GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed
July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1729721GR|3
website = http://www.saddlebrooknj.gov
Saddle Brook adopted its current name on
November 8, 1955, replacing Saddle River Township."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 86.] Saddle River Township was created on March 20, 1716, and consisted of all of the territory in Bergen County west of the Saddle River. This makes it one of the oldest municipalities in Bergen County.
Saddle Brook is located at coor dms|40|54|15|N|74|5|41|W|city (40.904131, -74.094742)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.37% is water.
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=06000US3400365340&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C16000US3465280&_street=&_county=saddle+brook&_cityTown=saddle+brook&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null®=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Saddle Brook] ,
United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 24, 2008.]
footnote=Population 1900 - 1990 [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed
March 1, 2007.] [ [http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/planning/data/HistoricalPop.pdf Bergen County Census Data] , Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed December 23, 2007.] As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,155 people, 5,062 households, and 3,578 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 4,830.8 people per square mile (1,867.3/km²). There were 5,161 housing units at an average density of 1,895.2/sq mi (732.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.73% White, 1.39% African American, 0.04% Native American, 4.74% Asian, 1.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.27% of the population.
There were 5,062 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the Township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,545, and the median income for a family was $73,205. Males had a median income of $49,834 versus $34,542 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $27,561. About 1.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Saddle Brook operates under the
Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)system of municipal government, and is governed by a Mayor and a five-member Township Council. Members of the Township Council are elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats up for election in even years."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 160.]
Mayorof Saddle Brook is Louis V. D'Arminio (D), whose term of office ends on December 31, 2010. Members of the Saddle Brook Township Council are Council President Omar Rodriguez (D, 2010), Anthony Halko (R), Edward F. Kugler (D, 2010), Florence Mazzer (D, 2008) and Joseph Setticase (D, 2008). [ [http://www.saddlebrookpd.com/sbtwp.html Government Officials] , Saddle Brook Township. Accessed September 24, 2008.] ["County of Bergen: 2008 County and Municipal Directory", Bergen County, New Jersey, p. 63.]
Federal, state and county representation
Saddle Brook is in the Ninth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 38th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey
League of Women Voters, p. 55. Accessed August 30, 2006.]
April 1, 2006, out of a 2004 Census estimated population of 13,236 in Saddle Brook, there were 8,013 registered voters (60.5% of the population, vs. 55.4% in all of Bergen County). Of registered voters, 1,701 (21.2% vs. 20.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,507 (18.8% vs. 19.2% countywide) were registered as Republicans and 4,802 (59.9% vs. 60.1% countywide) were registered as Undeclared. There were three voters registered to other parties. ["County of Bergen: Voter Statistics by Municipality, Ward & District," dated April 1, 2006.]
On the national level, Saddle Brook leans towards the Republican Party. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican
George W. Bushreceived around 56% of the vote here, defeating Democrat John Kerry, who received 43%. [ [http://www.nj.gov/lps/elections/2004results/04_Municipality_pdf%27s/presidential_bergen_co_2004.pdf 2004 Presidential Election results: Bergen County] , New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety- Division of Elections, dated December 13, 2004.]
Saddle Brook is intersected by the
Garden State Parkway(Exit 159), Interstate 80 (Exit 62), and U.S. Route 46. In addition, Route 4 and Route 17 are within a quarter mile of its border. Two toll gates are located in the township, with one toll gate on the northbound lanes of the parkway (just north of Exit 159), and the other toll gate used at the interchange for Exit 159.
There is a
New Jersey Transitrail station named Plauderville on the Bergen County Linein the township's southwest corner. New Jersey Transitbus service is offered to the Port Authority Bus Terminalin Midtown Manhattanon the 144, 145, 148, 160, 161 and 164 routes; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 707, 712 and 758 routes. [ [http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=BusRoutesBergenCountyTo Routes by County: Bergen County] , New Jersey Transit. Accessed August 8, 2008.]
Saddle Brook Public Schoolsserves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3414490 Data for the Saddle Brook Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 10, 2008.] ) are three K-6 elementary schools — [http://www.saddlebrookschools.org/franklin.html Franklin] (276 students), [http://saddlebrookschools.org/long.html Long School] (289) and [http://saddlebrookschools.org/smith.html Helen I. Smith] (348) — [http://saddlebrookschools.org/wash.html Washington School] , which houses a number of the district's early intervention special education programs (38) and Saddle Brook High School, a grade 7-12 middle/high school (753). Student population has gone up slightly over the past seven years, with a 2005-06 population just over 1,700 total students.
Noted current and former residents of Saddle Brook include:
Gary Brolsma(born 1986), Internet sensation and creator of the original Numa NumaDance. [Feuer, Alan; and George, Jason. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/26/nyregion/26video.html?ex=1185336000&en=b22e73516ddfba66&ei=5070 "Internet Fame Is Cruel Mistress for a Dancer of the Numa Numa"] . " The New York Times", February 26, 2005. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Mr. Brolsma, a pudgy guy from Saddle Brook, made a video of himself this fall performing a lip-synced version of 'Dragostea Din Tei,' a Romanian pop tune, which roughly translates to 'Love From the Linden Trees.']
Howard Schuman- Track and Field Hall of Fame.Fact|date=July 2008
* [http://www.saddlebrooknj.gov Saddle Brook Township website]
* [http://www.saddlebrookschools.org/ Saddle Brook Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|03|4610|0|Saddle Brook Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3414490 Data for the Saddle Brook Public Schools] ,
National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.saddlebrookpd.com/sbtwp.html Saddle Brook general information]
* [http://www.07663online.com/ Saddle Brrok local news]
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