Maywood is a charming district in Bergen County, NJ located less than 25 miles from New York City and about an hour from the Jersey Shore. It is surrounded by cities such as Rochelle Park, Paramus, River Edge, Bergenfield, Hackensack, Lodi, Garfield and Elmwood Park. The towns near the city attract many commuters and their families.
The area is part of New York-Northern New Jersey – Long Island Metropolitan Area. The area has 53,729,077 inhabitants and 9,555 within the city limits. As of 2020, the city is the 117th largest in New Jersey. The Maywood District ranks in the upper quarter of the population diversity index compared with other cities and towns in New Jersey Census designated places (CDPs). The city has a sizable Hispanic population compared to other cities and boroughs in New Jersey. People of Hispanic or Latino descent make up 21.84% of the county’s population.
The district provides shuttle buses three days a week and operates a senior center. As a small borough, Maywood has many people who use the bus every day to get to and from work. Most of these people who get on the bus use it to find employment in other cities, such as New York City. Maywood is known as a bedroom community for this reason.
Maywood’s 9,600 residents can escape the hustle and bustle of life by enjoying the number of parks in Maywood, including Fred Zigrest Centennial Park, Herbert W. Nickerson Memorial Park, Briarcliff Avenue Park, West Fairmount Avenue Field, and Duvier Park.
Maywood has an average household income of $82,000, compared to an average of $84,000 for the entire state of New Jersey. The Maywood New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is based in Maywood, NJ to promote a positive business climate, work with investors, attract tourists, and create a stronger community.