Dumont, New Jersey

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Dumont is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The population was 17,503 at the 2000 census.

Dumont was formed on July 20, 1894, as the Borough of Schraalenburgh from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township, at the height of the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. On June 13, 1898, the borough's name was changed to Dumont in honor of Dumont Clarke, the borough's first mayor.[8][9][10]



Dumont is located at 40°56′43″N 73°59′36″W / 40.945173°N 73.993425°W / 40.945173; -73.993425 (40.945173, -73.993425).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 17,503 people, 6,370 households, and 4,758 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,812.6 people per square mile (3,396.0/km2). There were 6,465 housing units at an average density of 3,255.1/sq mi (1,254.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 83.77% White, 1.49% African American, 0.10% Native American, 10.96% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.94% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.36% of the population. There were 6,370 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.24.

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