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Englewood
Bergen County, New Jersey

ZipCodes
07631




Page Contents for Englewood, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Englewood is approximately 27,698 2000, 27147 2010.
The approximate number of families is 9,411 1990, 10057 2010.
The amount of land area in Englewood is 12.756 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Englewood is 4.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.036 sq kilometers.
The distance from Englewood to Washington DC is 216 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Englewood is positioned 40.89 degrees north of the equator and 73.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Englewood elevation is 0 to 410 feet above sea level.
Englewood per capita income is $ 36,370.
Englewood median income is $ 64,290.

Location

in the southern part of Bergen County's Northern Valley region, three miles west of the George Washington Bridge and ten miles from Times Square.
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History & History Related Items

n the early years of English ownership, many land grants and rights were assigned to encourage settlement. Because of this, many Dutch and French also settled the area along with the English. One of the Englishmen was Samuel Edsall who arrived in 1664. He began to buy and sell land in northern New Jersey. The area became known as "English Neighborhood" due to the many English settlers, though the Dutch still remained strong in the area.

The area began to prosper when the railroad was built from Jersey City to English Neighborhood. By 1858 it was desired to extend the line further north. John Van Brunt and Thomas W. Demarest, of this area, were the organizers for the Northern Railroad. One of the engineers invited his friend, J. Wyman Jones, to come along on an inspection trip. Jones was impressed with the area and felt it would expand once the railroad was completed extended. He began to buy up property rights in the area. He had a map drawn, named streets and finally registered Englewood on 15 August 1859. Most of the area was a part of the English Neighborhood known as Liberty Pole. Several residents got together to discuss a name. While several alternatives were tossed around, the original application name of Englewood. The origin of the name is now known for sure. Some say it was a variation on English Neighborhood. Others say it came from the local Engle family and woods of the hill section. Englewood began to incorporated in 1896, but the process was not completed until March of 1899.

Here is a history page for Englewood. Much of the above information was taken was this page.
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Attractions

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
443 Van Nostrand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 201-567-1265
Fax: 201-567-0399
Email: FRBNA@flatrockbrook.org
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Englewood City Government

City of Englewood official site.

Englewood has a modified council-manager plan of government. In this form, the mayor retains appointive and veto powers, while the council acts as a legislative and policy making body, with some power to appoint and confirm appointments. Administrative functions are responsibilities of the City Manager.



Englewood Economic Development Corporation



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Bergen County Administrative
190 Engle St
Englewood, NJ 07631-2507
Phone: 201-569-4080

Englewood Chamber

Englewood Chamber of Commerce

Englewood Organizations

Englewood Chamber of Commerce

Englewood Libraries

Englewood Library
31 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631 USA 201-568-2215
This library is a member of the BCCLS Bergen County Cooperative Library System Englewood

Miscellany

The population of Englewood was:
1960 - 27,000
1990 - 24,850
2000 - 27,698

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