Haworth ( ) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,382, reflecting a decline of 8 (-0.2%) from the 3,390 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6 (+0.2%) from the 3,384 counted in the 1990 Census.
Haworth was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 24, 1904, from portions of both Dumont borough and Harrington Township. The borough was named for the historic village of Haworth, England.
In September 2012, Business Insider named Haworth the third-best suburb in America.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.34 square miles (6.05 km2), including 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2) of land and 0.40 square miles (1.03 km2) of water (17.01%).
The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson and Oradell.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $135,694 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,923) and the median family income was $150,093 (+/- $20,623). Males had a median income of $128,958 (+/- $28,633) versus $62,813 (+/- $14,136) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $61,964 (+/- $8,214). About 3.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,390 people, 1,134 households, and 970 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,732.3 people per square mile (667.8/km2). There were 1,146 housing units at an average density of 585.6 per square mile (225.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.94% White, 1.21% African American, 9.20% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.
There were 1,134 households, out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $101,836, and the median income for a family was $112,500. Males had a median income of $89,476 versus $49,643 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,615. About 1.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
Haworth is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Haworth is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
, the Mayor of Haworth is Democrat Jacqueline S. "Jackie" Guenego, who was appointed to serve an unexpired term of office ending December 31, 2022. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Dina Siciliano (D, 2023), Michael Bain (R, 2022), Lisa Dhamija (D, 2023; appointed to serve an unexpired term), Glenn Z. Poosikian (D, 2024), Andrew Rosenberg (R, 2022) and Heather J. Wasser (D, 2024).
In February 2022, the Borough Council selected Jackie Guenego from a list of three candidates nominated by the Democratic municipal committee to serve as mayor for a term expiring in December 2022 after Tom Ference stepped down from office following heart surgery. In March 2022, Lisa Dhamija was appointed to fill the council seat expiring in December 2023 that had been held by Jackie Guenego until she took office as mayor.
Federal, state and county representation
Haworth is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 39th state legislative district.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,319 registered voters in Haworth, of which 777 (33.5% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 519 (22.4% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,023 (44.1% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 68.6% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 95.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 1,158 votes (59.0% vs. 54.2% countywide), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 708 votes (36.1% vs 41.1% countywide) and other candidates with 67 votes (3.4% vs 3.0% countywide), among the 1,963 ballots cast by the borough's 2,565 registered voters. for a turnout of 76.5% (vs. 73% in Bergen County). In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 992 votes (53.3% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 842 votes (45.2% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 11 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 1,861 ballots cast by the borough's 2,451 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.9% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 1,142 votes (57.2% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 823 votes (41.2% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 12 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 1,998 ballots cast by the borough's 2,445 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.7% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 1,044 votes (54.9% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 840 votes (44.2% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 13 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 1,901 ballots cast by the borough's 2,326 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.7% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 61.8% of the vote (774 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 37.4% (469 votes), and other candidates with 0.8% (10 votes), among the 1,287 ballots cast by the borough's 2,384 registered voters (34 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 54.0%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 711 ballots cast (50.7% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 601 votes (42.9% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 69 votes (4.9% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 5 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,401 ballots cast by the borough's 2,426 registered voters, yielding a 57.7% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Haworth Public Schools serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Haworth Public School. As of the 2019–20 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 395 students and 40.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.9:1.
Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, which serves students from Closter, Demarest and Haworth. The high school is part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. As of the 2019–20 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 959 students and 93.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.3:1.
Public school students from the borough, 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.
Roads and highways
, the borough had a total of of roadways, of which were maintained by the municipality and by Bergen County.
The main roads that pass through Haworth are Sunset Avenue and Schraalenburgh Road.
NJ Transit bus routes 167 and 177 serve the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, and the 186 serves the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan.
Rockland Coaches provides service on the 14ET route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and on the 14K route to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Haworth include:
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