|Saddle Brook, New Jersey|
|— Township —|
Map highlighting Saddle Brook's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Saddle Brook, New Jersey
|Incorporated||March 20, 1716 as Saddle River Township|
|Renamed||November 8, 1955 as Saddle Brook Township|
|- Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|- Mayor||Louis V. D'Arminio (D)|
|- Administrator||Robert Elia|
|- Total||2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)|
|- Land||2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation ||49 ft (15 m)|
|- Density||4,830.8/sq mi (1,865.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||07663 (used to be 07662)|
|GNIS feature ID||1729721|
Saddle Brook adopted its current name on November 8, 1955, replacing Saddle River Township. Saddle River Township was created on March 20, 1716, and consisted of all of the territory in Bergen County west of the Saddle River. This makes it one of the oldest municipalities in Bergen County.
Saddle Brook is located at (40.904131, -74.094742).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.37% is water.
|Population 1900 - 1990|
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,155 people, 5,062 households, and 3,578 families residing in the township. The population density was 4,830.8 people per square mile (1,867.3/km2). There were 5,161 housing units at an average density of 1,895.2/sq mi (732.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.73% White, 1.39% African American, 0.04% Native American, 4.74% Asian, 1.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.27% of the population.
There were 5,062 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the Township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,545, and the median income for a family was $73,205. Males had a median income of $49,834 versus $34,542 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,561. About 1.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Saddle Brook operates under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government, and is governed by a Mayor and a five-member Township Council. Members of the Township Council are elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats up for election in even years.
The Mayor of Saddle Brook is Louis V. D'Arminio (D), whose term of office ends on December 31, 2010. Members of the Saddle Brook Township Council Anthony Halko (R), Edward F. Kugler (D), Florence Mazzer (D), and Joseph Setticase (D).
Saddle Brook is in the Ninth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 38th Legislative District.
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 38th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert M. Gordon (D, Fair Lawn) and in the Assembly by Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee) and Connie Wagner (D, Paramus). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken).
Bergen County's County Executive is Dennis McNerney (D). 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).
As of April 1, 2006, out of a 2004 Census estimated population of 13,236 in Saddle Brook, there were 8,013 registered voters (60.5% of the population, vs. 55.4% in all of Bergen County). Of registered voters, 1,701 (21.2% vs. 20.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,507 (18.8% vs. 19.2% countywide) were registered as Republicans and 4,802 (59.9% vs. 60.1% countywide) were registered as Undeclared. There were three voters registered to other parties.
On the national level, Saddle Brook leans towards the Republican Party. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received around 56% of the vote here, defeating Democrat John Kerry, who received 43%.
Saddle Brook is intersected by the Garden State Parkway (Exit 159), Interstate 80 (Exit 62), and U.S. Route 46. In addition, Route 4 and Route 17 are within a quarter mile of its border. Two toll gates are located in the township, with one toll gate on the northbound lanes of the parkway (just north of Exit 159), and the other toll gate used at the interchange for Exit 159.
New Jersey Transit bus service is offered to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 144, 145, 148, 160, 161 and 164 routes; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 707, 712 and 758 routes.
From 1999 to January 1, 2009, Saddle Brook had a Public access station with news bulletins (channel 77 on cablevision and channels 38 and 39 on Verizon FiOS). This station was called SBC-TV. This public access channel was created in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd hit Saddle Brook in September 1999 so the town would have a way of receiving alerts. This station was shut down because of this station was not included in the budget for 2009. This station is run under the Office of Emergency Management. This station now doesn't have general news bulletins. It only has news bulletins from the police and fire departments, the Municipal Building, and the Office of Emergency Management. This station also shows text crawls and news bulletins of emergency alerts. 
The Saddle Brook Public Schools serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2007-08 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are three K-6 elementary schools — Franklin (264 students), Long School (311 students) and Helen I. Smith (355 students) — Washington School, which houses a number of the district's early intervention special education programs (24 students) and Saddle Brook High School, a grade 7-12 middle/high school (804 students). Student population has gone up slightly over the past seven years, with a 2007-08 population over 1,700 total students.
Noted current and former residents of Saddle Brook include: