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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Hillside is approximately 21,684 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 7,388 (2000).
The amount of land area in Hillside is 6.953 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hillside is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hillside to Washington DC is 196 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hillside is positioned 40.69 degrees north of the equator and 74.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hillside elevation is 100 feet above sea level.
Hillside per capita income is $ 21,724 (2000).
Hillside median income is $ 66,900 (2005).
The Hillside median home price is $ 265,700 (2005).


in northeastern New Jersey about four miles from Newark and about 18 miles from New York (Manhattan area). Other nearby communities include Irvington, Elizabeth, Union, Roselle Park, Maplewood, Roselle and South Orange.
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History & History Related Items

Portions of Newark, Elizabeth and Union were taken to create Hillside. In 1910, Halley’s Comet made an appearance and the town was incorporated not long afterward in 1913. The local high school teams are the Comets and a number of business also use Comet in their names.
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The incorporation of Hillside

29 April 1913

Hillside City Government

The Township of Hillside
Liberty and Hillside Avenue
Hillside, New Jersey 07205
Phone: 973-926-3000

Hillside is governed by a mayor and a seven-member Township Council. All officers are elected to four year terms. Four of the council members come from wards and three are elected at-large.

Hillside Chamber

Hillside Chamber of Commerce

Hillside Organizations

Hillside Chamber of Commerce

Hillside Libraries

Hillside Public Library
Liberty and Hillside Avenues
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: 973-923-4413

Hillside Schools

Hillside Public Schools
195 Virginia Street
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: 908-352-7664 Hillside


The population of Hillside was:
1930 - 17,601
1940 - 18,556
1950 - 21,007
1960 - 22,304
1970 - 21,636
1980 - 21,440
1990 - 21,044
2000 - 21,747
2006 - 21,684

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 7,364
2000 - 7,388

Median age:
2000 - 35.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 59,136
2005 - $ 66,900

Median house value:
2000 - $ 135,200
2005 - $ 265,700

Hillside is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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