River Edge is a small town located in Bergen County, New Jersey. River Edge is located alongside the Hackensack River. The borough of River Edge is 1.88 total square miles. The borough consists of 1.83 square miles of land and .05 square miles of water. River Edge has an altitude of 161 feet/49 meters.

River Edge is approximately 8 miles west of Upper Manhattan, making River Edge a suburb of New York City. River Edge has two unincorporated communities located within it. The two unincorporated towns are Cherry Hill and North Hackensack. River Edge has five neighboring towns that include: Hackensack, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, and Teaneck.


River Edge has an overall pleasant climate, enjoying all four seasons. The summers in River Edge are warm and humid, while the winters can be chilly. Typically temperatures in River Edge range from 24 degrees Fahrenheit to 86 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the season. The most pleasant months in River Edge are September, June, and August, with temperatures around 85 degrees. July is the warmest summer month, where you will see a high of 85 degrees. Winter sees lows of about 26 degrees in the month of January.

River Edge receives about 47 inches of rain per year. The US average for rain is about 38 inches. The average snow fall in River Edge is about 26 inches per year, which is slightly less than the US average of 28 inches of snow per year. River Edge, on average, enjoys 205 sunny days a year, which is the US average number of sunny days per year.


There are approximately 11,340 people living in the city of River Edge. There are 4,134 households in the city with 3,163 families in the borough. The population density is 6,116.03 square miles, with 4,261 housing units at an average density of 2,298.2 per square mile. The households within River Edge are made up of approximately 38.8 percent children under the age of 18, 64.8 percent of the households was made up of married couples under the same roof, 8.9 percent of households were female only (no husband), and 23.5 percent of households were occupied by non-families. 2.74 was the average household size, while 3.21 is the average household size for families.

The racial makeup of River Edge is approximately 73.42 percent white, 1.52 percent African American, .05 percent Native American, 22.19 percent Asian, .08 Pacific Islander, 1.25 percent unidentified race. 26 percent of the town’s population is under the age of 18, 5.9 percent of the town’s ages ranges from 18-24, 24.7 percent of the town’s age ranges from 25-44, 29.7 percent of the town’s age ranges from 45 to 64, and 13.8% percent of the town is 65 years of age or older. The average age for those living in River Edge is 41.4 years. For every 100 women living in River Edge there are 92.8 males.

The average income for a household in River Edge is $71,792. The average income for a family household is $80,422. Men make an average income of $62,044. Women make an average income of $41,085.

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