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Mahwah is a township in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "field," "beautiful" and "meeting place"
The latitude of Mahwah is 41.088N. The longitude is -74.144W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 249 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,062.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mahwah demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bergen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07430 ZIP code.
13% of Mahwah residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mahwah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mahwah was $44,709, compared with $21,587 nationally.
49% of Mahwah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mahwah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,045. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,056.
Libraries in Mahwah include Mahwah Free Public Library ... View libraries
Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mahwah political report.
The average commute time for Mahwah workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mahwah between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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