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Haworth, New Jersey
Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.34 square miles (6.05 km2), including 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2) of land and 0.40 square miles (1.03 km2) of water (17.01%).
Of the 1,110 households, 43.2% had children under the age of 18; 77.3% were married couples living together; 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present and 13.3% were non-families. Of all households, 11.7% were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.31.Same-sex couples headed 4 households in 2010, an increase from the 3 counted in 2000.
28.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females, the population had 96.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 92.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $135,694 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,923) and the median family income was $150,093 (+/- $20,623). Males had a median income of $128,958 (+/- $28,633) versus $62,813 (+/- $14,136) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $61,964 (+/- $8,214). About 3.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.
There were 1,134 households, out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $101,836, and the median income for a family was $112,500. Males had a median income of $89,476 versus $49,643 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,615. About 1.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.
Haworth Country Club is a private club, featuring 18 holes of golf. Like White Beeches, Haworth has been host to U.S. Open sectional qualifiers. Officially opened in 1965, the original course was designed by designer Toscana Filenti. In 1997, Haworth obtained full ownership of the Country Club's land from the local water company. In 2000, designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. redesigned the course.
Haworth is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Haworth is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Haworth is Democrat Thomas Ference, whose term of office ends December 31, 2022. Members of the Borough Council are Michael Bain (R, 2019), Jacqualine S. "Jackie" Guenego (D, 2020), Glenn Z. Poosikian (D, 2021), Andrew Rosenberg (R, 2019), Dina Siciliano (D, 2020; elected to serve an unexpired term) and Heather J. Wasser (D, 2021).
In November 2018, Democrat Dina Siciliano was elected to fill the term of office expiring in December 2020 that became vacant following the death of Republican Anthony Volpe the previous August.
Federal, state and county representation
Haworth is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 39th state legislative district.
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year; a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held each January.
As of 2018[update], the County Executive is Democratic James J. Tedesco III of Paramus, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018. Bergen County's Freeholders are
Freeholder Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman ends 2018),
Freeholder Vice-Chairwoman Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder vice-chairwoman ends 2018),
Freeholder Chairman Pro-Tempore Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman pro-tempore ends 2018),
David L. Ganz (D, Fair Lawn, 2020),
Steve Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2018),Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2020) and
Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2018), Bergen County's constitutional officials are
County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2021),
Sheriff Michael Saudino (D, Emerson, 2019) and
Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,319 registered voters in Haworth, of which 777 (33.5% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 519 (22.4% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,023 (44.1% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 68.6% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 95.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 1,158 votes (59.0% vs. 54.2% countywide), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 708 votes (36.1% vs 41.1% countywide) and other candidates with 67 votes (3.4% vs 3.0% countywide), among the 1,963 ballots cast by the borough's 2,565 registered voters. for a turnout of 76.5% (vs. 73% in Bergen County). In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 992 votes (53.3% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 842 votes (45.2% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 11 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 1,861 ballots cast by the borough's 2,451 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.9% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 1,142 votes (57.2% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 823 votes (41.2% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 12 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 1,998 ballots cast by the borough's 2,445 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.7% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 1,044 votes (54.9% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 840 votes (44.2% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 13 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 1,901 ballots cast by the borough's 2,326 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.7% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 61.8% of the vote (774 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 37.4% (469 votes), and other candidates with 0.8% (10 votes), among the 1,287 ballots cast by the borough's 2,384 registered voters (34 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 54.0%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 711 ballots cast (50.7% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 601 votes (42.9% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 69 votes (4.9% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 5 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,401 ballots cast by the borough's 2,426 registered voters, yielding a 57.7% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 23.80 miles (38.30 km) of roadways, of which 19.66 miles (31.64 km) were maintained by the municipality and 4.14 miles (6.66 km) by Bergen County.
The main roads that pass through Haworth are Sunset Avenue and Schraalenburgh Road.
Steven Blane, Universalist rabbi and cantor who is the founder and dean of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute, an online, one-year rabbinical school, and founder and spiritual leader of Sim Shalom Synagogue, an interactive Universalist cyber-synagogue.
^Keller, Karen. "Day Trip: Haworth", New Jersey Monthly, December 19, 2007. Accessed September 3, 2017. "There are three ways to pronounce the name of this beguiling Bergen County hamlet: hah-worth, ho-ah-worth, and hay-worth. (The mayor opts for the first.) However you pronounce it, don't miss it."
^Home Page, White Beeches Country Club. Accessed September 3, 2017. "Tennis courts, golf practice facilities and the recently renovated and updated 6,580-yard golf course originally designed in 1918 by the world famous golf architect, Walter Travis round out the athletic facilities."
^Olohan, Michael. "New Haworth Mayor, Three Council Members Take Oaths", Pascack Press, January 14, 2019. Accessed October 2, 2019. "Also sworn in was Dina Siciliano, who was elected to fill the unexpired two-year term of former Councilman Anthony Volpe, who died in August after battling cancer. Siciliano garnered 821 votes to Republican Christine Park's 572."
^Biography, Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Accessed January 3, 2019. "Josh now lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey with Marla, his wife who was a federal prosecutor, and their two young children, Ellie and Ben."
^ abOur Communities, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed December 4, 2014. "The seven towns that make up the Northern Valley Regional High School District - Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan - are situated in the northeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey."
^Northern Valley Regional High School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 12, 2017. "Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, Northern Valley Regional is comprised of two high schools, Northern Valley at Demarest and Northern Valley at Old Tappan... Our long standing successful and cost efficient Pre-K-12 consortium remains an exemplar model of shared services including seven local Pre-K-8 districts that send their students to the regional high schools: Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan."
^Our Communities, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed May 31, 2016. "The seven towns that make up the Northern Valley Regional High School District - Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan - are situated in the northeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey."
^Staff. "Margaret Genaro Obituary", The Jersey Journal, August 31, 2011. Accessed September 3, 2017. "Married to Donald Genaro in 1956, they resided in Fort Lee until moving into the Haworth home they designed and built in 1965."
^Rohan, Virginia. "TV Mean Girl: Haworth's Elizabeth Gillies talks iParty with Victorious", (201) magazine, June 7, 2011, backed up by the Internet Archive as of March 4, 2016. Accessed September 3, 2017. "Elizabeth Gillies is not a diva. She just plays one on TV. The Haworth teen is nothing but charming as she chats on the phone about Jade, the gifted character with attitude she plays on Nickelodeon's Victorious.... Although Victorious shoots in Hollywood, whenever possible, she is back home in Haworth. 'We refuse to move. I'm an East Coast person,' says Gillies, who does her studies online. 'Right now, I'm taking some time, I'm finishing up school, chilling with my family.'"
^Wilner, Paul. "Isley Brothers: A Family Affair", The New York Times, March 13, 1977. Accessed September 3, 2017. "When Sallye Isley moved her brood of children from Cincinnati to Englewood in the summer of 1959, she was participating in a show-business phenomenon.... While their older brothers toured America, the younger Isley boys enrolled successively in Englewood Junior High and Dwight Morrow High School.... Right now, the brothers reside near enough to each other to keep in close touch. Ronald lives in Teaneck, Kelly Jr. in Alpine, Rudolph in Haworth and Ernie in Englewood."
^Contillo, Christine. "By the Way; A House Historian", The New York Times, April 13, 2003. Accessed October 2, 2019. "New Jersey has lots of homes built before World War II, and the owners either love them or hate them. Those of the first category can be passionate about wanting to know more about their property, and Beth Potter was no different. When she and her husband, Ned Potter, a correspondent for ABC News, bought an 1891 Victorian in Haworth, she landed at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack."
^Staff. "Copyright Notices", p. 164. The Publishers' Weekly, Volume 65, Part 1, January 30, 1904. Accessed December 4, 2014. "To wit: Be it remembered, That on the 2d day of January, 1904, Henry M. Robert of Haworth, N. J., hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the title of which is in the following words, to wit: Pocket Manual of Order for Deliberative Assemblies Part I of Order A compendium of Parliamentary law based upon the rules and practice of Congress."
^Staff. "Radio Star Wins Divorce", The New York Times, December 23, 1939. Accessed October 2, 2019. "Her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Vail Damerel of Haworth, the 'Myrt' of the team, testified for Mrs. Kretsinger in the suit, which was not contested."
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.