Dumont is a borough in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 17,479, reflecting a decrease of 24 (-0.1%) from the 17,503 counted in the 2000 Census, which had increased by 316 (+1.8%) from the 17,187 counted in the 1990 Census.  The borough was originally formed on July 20, 1891, as the Borough of Schraalenburgh from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township, based on a referendum held the previous day. The borough was formed during the “Boroughitis” phenomenon, then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. On March 7, 1898, portions of the borough were annexed to Palisades Township. On June 13, 1898, the borough’s name was changed to Dumont in honor of Dumont Clarke, the borough’s first mayor.


The 2010 United States census counted 17,479 people, 6,364 households, and 4,678 families in the borough of Northern New Jersey, NJ. The population density was 8,814.7 per square mile (3,403.4/km2). There were 6,542 housing units at an average density of 3,299.2 per square mile (1,273.8/km2). The racial makeup was 75.91% (13,268) White, 2.55% (445) Black or African American, 0.18% (32) Native American, 14.99% (2,620) Asian, 0.02% (3) Pacific Islander, 4.06% (709) from other races, and 2.30% (402) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.76% (2,580) of the population. Of the 6,364 households, 33.2% had children under 18; 58.2% were married couples living together; 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. Of all households, 23.4% were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75, and the average family size was 3.27.

Parks and Recreation

Dumont has four major parks in the borough. Memorial Park is located on the east side of Dumont New Jersey. It comprises five ballparks, one tennis court, a basketball court, and a pavilion. The park is used mainly for Little League and Dumont High School Baseball. Memorial Park is used for the Dumont Summer Recreation Program during the summer. Another park in Dumont is Twin Boro Field, located on the opposite side of the borough. Twin Boro is a vast field used for recreational football and soccer. There is also a softball field used for the Dumont Men’s Softball League. Next to Twin Boro is Gina’s Field which consists of two girls’ softball fields and a playground. To the right of Twin Boro Field is the Dumont Swim Club. The Swim Club’s parking lot doubles as a roller hockey rink for Dumont’s Hockey League and applies for free ice cream. Memorial Park and Twin Boro Fields are two of the largest parks in Dumont. Near the center of the town is Fred Triplett Park; it has a decent-sized playground dedicated to Frederick Triplett, a soldier who lost his life in 1944 during World War II. Across the street is the fourth central park, Dawn M. Totten Memorial Field, which has a small playground and a softball field used by Dumont Girls Softball. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator NJ


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