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River Edge is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of River Edge is 40.928N. The longitude is -74.04W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,978.


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Median household income
Local
$71,792
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our River Edge demographic reports
River Edge is on the Hackensack River
Former and merged names include:
· Cherry Hill
· Demarest Landing
· New Bridge
· North Hackensack
· Riverside
· Steenrapie
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: New Bridge Landing Historic Park, Steuben House
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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Ancestry & family history

12% of River Edge residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the River Edge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in River Edge was $33,188, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% of River Edge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in River Edge include Steuben Estate Complex ... View historic districts

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Median rent in River Edge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $918.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,923.


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Libraries in River Edge include River Edge Free Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for River Edge workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in River Edge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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