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Little Ferry is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for a ferry operating on the Hackensack River

The latitude of Little Ferry is 40.852N. The longitude is -74.042W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,799.


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Median household income
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$49,958
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Little Ferry demographic reports
Little Ferry is on the Hackensack River
Local brickyards once formed the nucleus of the local economy. The last yard was destroyed by fire in 1956

An explosives factory built by Alfred Nobel blew up here in 1866

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Gethsemane Cemetery County Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Little Ferry residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Little Ferry ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Little Ferry was $24,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Little Ferry residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Little Ferry, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $768.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,718.


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Libraries in Little Ferry include Little Ferry Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Little Ferry political report.

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The average commute time for Little Ferry workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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