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Little Falls, New Jersey, City and Higher Education Information

The township of Little Falls, New Jersey, in the greater New York metropolitan area is home to approximately 15,000 people. Its residents live within commuting distance of Montclair State University, Rutgers University and Columbia University, among other postsecondary schools. Read more below.

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Information about Little Falls

Situated in Passaic County at the northern end of New Jersey, the township of Little Falls was home to 14,432 residents, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau figures. It was originally named after the Passiac River waterfalls and today encompasses approximately 2.8 square miles.

Passiac County is home to areas of natural beauty, such as Garret Mountain Reservation, Great Falls State Park and High Mountain Park Preserve. Other attractions in the area include the Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works in nearby Paterson, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden and Yogi Berra Stadium. New York City, approximately 15 miles to the east, boasts such sights as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan's Wall Street, the heart of the American financial industry.

Higher Education

Little Falls lies within an easy drive of such institutions of higher learning as Montclair State University in nearby Upper Montclair, William Paterson University in the town of Wayne and Rutgers University at Newark. Its location in the New York metropolitan area also means that Little Falls residents live within commuting distance of such world-class schools as New York University and Columbia University.

Economy and Employment

According to 2012 census data, Little Falls township employed about 1,100 people in the information sector. Retail trade employed nearly 900 people, while accommodation and food services employed nearly 600 people.

Nearby New York City could be considered the economic heart of the entire Eastern Seaboard, and draws large numbers of commuters from Little Falls and other surrounding communities each day to work in its financial, advertising, media and trade industries.

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