Elmwood Park, New Jersey

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Elmwood Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 18,925.

Prior to 1916, the area was known as Dundee Lake, a section of Saddle River Township.[2] Residents of the Dundee Lake area voted on April 18, 1916, to secede from Saddle River Township to form the Borough of East Paterson.[1] In 1917, residents of the Rosemont section of Saddle River Township voted to be annexed to East Paterson.[2] In November 1972, residents voted to change the name of the Borough to Elmwood Park. The new name became official on January 1, 1973.[2]

Unlike other parts of Paterson, Elmwood Park is located in Bergen County and has blue laws having retailers closed on Sunday.



Elmwood Park is located at 40°54′20″N 74°07′12″W / 40.905639°N 74.119909°W / 40.905639; -74.119909 (40.905639, -74.119909).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.1 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (3.99%) is water.


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