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Totowa is a borough in Passaic County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term variously translated as "between a river and a mountain," "where you begin" and "to dive and disappear."
The latitude of Totowa is 40.905N. The longitude is -74.21W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 190 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,030.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Totowa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Passaic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07470 ZIP code.
10% of Totowa residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Totowa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Totowa was $26,561, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Totowa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Totowa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,562.
Passaic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Totowa political report.
The average commute time for Totowa workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Totowa include Holiday Inn Totowa.
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