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Borough of Carlstadt, New Jersey
—  Borough  —
Former firehouse, now home of the Carlstadt Historical Society
Map highlighting Carlstadt's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Carlstadt, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°50′11″N 74°4′52″W / 40.83639°N 74.08111°W / 40.83639; -74.08111Coordinates: 40°50′11″N 74°4′52″W / 40.83639°N 74.08111°W / 40.83639; -74.08111
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated June 27, 1894
Government [1]
 - Type Borough (New Jersey)
 - Mayor Will Roseman (2011)
 - Administrator Jane Fontana[2]
 - Total 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
 - Land 4.0 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)  6.62%
Elevation [3] 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2008)[4]
 - Total 6,019
 - Density 1,496.4/sq mi (578.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07072
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 34-10480[5][6]
GNIS feature ID 0875204[7]
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 2,920
1910 3,807 30.4%
1920 4,472 17.5%
1930 5,425 21.3%
1940 5,644 4.0%
1950 5,591 −0.9%
1960 6,042 8.1%
1970 6,724 11.3%
1980 6,166 −8.3%
1990 5,510 −10.6%
2000 5,917 7.4%
Est. 2008 6,019 [4] 1.7%
Population 1900 - 1990.[8] [9]

Carlstadt is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,917.

Carlstadt was originally formed as a village by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1860, within Lodi Township. It was named after Dr. Carl Klein, the leader of a group of early German settlers. The Borough of Carlstadt was incorporated on June 27, 1894, formally set off from Bergen Township, at the height of the Boroughitis phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County.[10][11]



Carlstadt is located at 40°50′11″N 74°04′52″W / 40.836473°N 74.081237°W / 40.836473; -74.081237 (40.836473, -74.081237).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.2 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (6.62%) is water.

Carlstadt is bordered on the south by East Rutherford in Bergen County, Secaucus and North Bergen in Hudson County, on the north by Wood-Ridge and Moonachie (Bergen) to the east by Ridgefield and South Hackensack (Bergen), and to the northwest by Wallington (Bergen). It is approximately 8 miles northwest of New York City and 95 miles northeast of Philadelphia.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,917 people, 2,393 households, and 1,593 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,496.4 people per square mile (578.4/km2). There were 2,473 housing units at an average density of 625.4/sq mi (241.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.90% White, 1.37% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.99% of the population.

There were 2,393 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $55,058, and the median income for a family was $62,040. Males had a median income of $46,540 versus $36,804 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,713. About 3.1% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.



Local government

Carlstadt is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.[1]

Carlstadt's Mayor is Will Roseman (R, term ends December 31, 2011). The Carlstadt Borough Council members are Council President Joe Crifasi (R, 2008), Richard E. Bartlett (R, 2010), Craig Lahullier (R, 2009), Dennis Ritchie (R, 2008), Dave Stoltz (R, 2010) and Bob Zimmermann (R, 2009).[2][13]

In the 2008 General Election, Republican incumbents Joseph T. Crifasi (1,507 votes) and Dennis C. Ritchie* (1,459) won re-election to new three-year terms in office, fending off Democratic challengers David B. Hollenbeck (1,055) and Adrianna Cassiere Allen (949), who ran together and lost for the second consecutive year despite an increase in votes from the prior year. The 2009 council will retain its all-Republican lineup.[14][15]

In elections held on November 6, 2007, 48% of registered voters turned out to select a mayor and fill two seats on the borough council. Incumbent Republican William J. Roseman (1,153 votes) won reelection as mayor, defeating Democrat Thomas E. Dalton (469) and Independent candidate Frederick Stampone (15). Republican incumbent David A. Stoltz (998) and his running mate, newcomer Richard E. Bartlett (894), were elected to the council, defeating incumbent Democrat David B. Hollenbeck (718) and his running mate, Adrianna Cassiere Allen (603). The election sweep gives the Republicans control of all seats on the 2008 council.[16][17][18]

On Election Day, November 7, 2006, Republican Party incumbents Robert J. Zimmerman (1,178 votes) and Craig J. Lahullier (1,170) swept the two open three-year seats on the Borough Council, defeating Democrats Adrianna Cassiere Allen (756) and Robert L. Cassella Jr. (739). The sweep retained the 5-1 Republican majority on the council. The voters passed a ballot question suggesting consideration of a minimum 75x100 foot lot size requirement for two-family homes by an 886-522 margin.[19][20]

Federal, state and county representation

Carlstadt is in the Ninth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 36th Legislative District.[21]

New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District, covering the southern portion of Bergen County and sections of Hudson County and Passaic County, is represented by Steve Rothman (D, Fair Lawn). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

For the 2008-2009 Legislative Session, the 36th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the Assembly by Frederick Scalera (D, Nutley) and Gary Schaer (D, Passaic).[22] The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken).[23]

Bergen County's County Executive is Dennis McNerney (D).[24] The executive, along with the seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders administer all county business. As of 2008, Bergen County's Freeholders are Chairman James M. Carroll (D, Demarest), Vice-Chairwoman Julie O'Brien (D, Ramsey), Elizabeth Calabrese (D, Wallington), David L. Ganz (D, Fair Lawn), Bernadette P. McPherson (D, Rutherford), Tomas J. Padilla (D, Park Ridge) and Vernon Walton (D, Englewood).[25]

Other countywide elected officials are Sheriff Leo McGuire (D), Surrogate Court Judge Mike Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford).[26]


As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 3,279 registered voters. Of registered voters, 883 (26.9% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 724 (22.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,672 (51.0%) were registered as Undeclared. There were no voters registered to other parties.[27]

On the national level, Carlstadt leans slightly toward the Republican Party. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 52.2% of the vote here, defeating Democrat Barack Obama, who received 46.4% of the vote, with 81.9% of registered voters participating.[27] In the 2004 election, Republican George W. Bush received 50% of the vote here, edging Democrat John Kerry, who received around 49%.[28]


Students in grades Pre-K through 8 attend the Carlstadt Public School. Previously, schools in the district were Lincoln School for grades PreK-2 and Washington School for grades 3-8.[29] Lindbergh School, the third school in the district, had been closed earlier, and the current school building occupies the site.

For grades 9 to 12, public school students attend the Henry P. Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, which serves high school students from both Carlstadt and East Rutherford. The school is part of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District.[30]

Emergency Services



The Carlstadt Fire Department (CFD) is an all-volunteer fire department. The CFD was organized in March 1872 and consists of one Chief, one assistant chief, one deputy chief and one battalion chief. The department is staffed by 80 fully-trained firefighters. The CFD utilizes three Engines, a Ladder truck, a Heavy Rescue and a boat.[31] The Chief of the Department for 2009 is Christian Kronyak, the Assistant Chief is Chris Oehlmann, Deputy Chief is Robert Moore, and the Battalion Chief is Daniel Eckert



New Jersey Transit bus service is available to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 161, 163 and 164 routes; to Newark on the 76; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 703 and 772 routes.[32]

Route 120, County Route 503, and the western spur of the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) serve Carlstadt.

Carlstadt once had a rail station.[33]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Carlstadt include:

See also


  • "History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630-1923;" by "Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858-1942."
  • "Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties)" prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.


  1. ^ a b 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 154.
  2. ^ a b Mayor & Council, Borough of Carlstadt. Accessed March 17, 2008.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Borough of Carlstadt, Geographic Names Information System, accessed April 23, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Census data for Carlstadt, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 27, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  6. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  8. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  9. ^ Bergen County Historical Census Data, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed December 23, 2007.
  10. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 80.
  11. ^ "History of Bergen County" p. 341
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  13. ^ "County of Bergen: 2008 County and Municipal Directory", Bergen County, New Jersey, p. 37. Accessed July 3, 2008.
  14. ^ Staff. "County, town races across Bergen County", The Record (Bergen County), November 5, 2008. Accessed November 6, 2008.
  15. ^ Gavin, John A. Carlstadt.html "Election results: Carlstadt", The Record (Bergen County), November 5, 2008. Accessed November 7, 2008.
  16. ^ "Carlstadt municipal elections", The Record (Bergen County), October 26, 2007. Accessed December 17, 2007.
  17. ^ Gavin, John A. "Carlstadt mayor sees no big changes", The Record (Bergen County), November 8, 2007. Accessed December 17, 2007.
  18. ^ Bergen County election results, The Record (Bergen County), November 7, 2007. Accessed November 10, 2007.
  19. ^ Carlstadt election results, The Record (Bergen County), November 8, 2006.
  20. ^ Bergen County 2006 General Election Results, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed February 1, 2007.
  21. ^ 2008 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 58. Accessed September 30, 2009.
  22. ^ Legislative Roster: 2008-2009 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed June 6, 2008.
  23. ^ "About the Governor". New Jersey. Retrieved 6 June 2008.  
  24. ^ Bergen County Executive, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 11, 2009.
  25. ^ Freeholder Home Page, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 11, 2009.
  26. ^ Constitutional Officers, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 11, 2009.
  27. ^ a b 2008 General Election Results for Carlstadt, The Record (Bergen County). Accessed November 6, 2008.
  28. ^ 2004 Presidential Election results: Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety: Division of Elections, dated December 13, 2004.
  29. ^ Carlstadt Public School 2007 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 17, 2008.
  30. ^ Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District 2007 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 27, 2008. "Henry P. Becton Regional High School is a four-year comprehensive high school which strives to meet the general and individual needs of students from the communities of Carlstadt and East Rutherford."
  31. ^ Carlstadt Fire Department Accessed January 9, 2009
  32. ^ Routes by County: Bergen County, New Jersey Transit. Accessed September 9, 2008.
  33. ^ A Sad Mystery] New York Times, 1998
  34. ^ Caldera, Pete. "DeRosa re-invents himself with Rangers", The Record (Bergen County), July 26, 2006, accessed April 29, 2007. "'They gave me a chance to play again, and it's been a nice situation. It's been fun,' said DeRosa, a 1993 Bergen Catholic graduate from Carlstadt who has become an important fixture in Showalter's everyday lineup."
  35. ^ Gramlich, Barry. "In his free time, Rizzo formed a Committee", The Record (Bergen County), January 28, 2005. Accessed December 18, 2007. "The hardest-working guitar player in the business? Marc Rizzo of Carlstadt is a contender."
  36. ^ Horyn, Cathy. "Pantone's Color of the Year Is... ", The New York Times, December 20, 2007. Acecssed September 8, 2008. "Nonetheless, Pantone’s choice of blue iris, or No. 18-3943, got some news media attention last week, which seemed to be partly the objective of the company, which is based in Carlstadt, N.J."
  37. ^ "People/Business; Yoo-Hoo: A Carlstadt Success Story", The New York Times, March 2, 1975. Accessed September 8, 2008.

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