New Milford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 16,341, reflecting a decline of 59 (-0.4%) from the 16,400 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 410 (+2.6%) from the 15,990 counted in the 1990 Census.New Milford was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1922, from what remained of Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 18, 1922. With the creation of New Milford, Palisades Township (which had been created in 1871) was dissolved. The borough is believed to have been named for Milford, Pennsylvania.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.32 square miles (6.02 km2), including 2.28 square miles (5.91 km2) of land and 0.04 square miles (0.11 km2) of water (1.77%).The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Bergenfield, Dumont, Oradell, River Edge and Teaneck.New Milford—together with River Edge and Teaneck—is home to historic New Bridge Landing.New Bridge, Old Bridge and Peetzburgh are unincorporated communities located within New Milford.During Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011, the Hackensack River crested at 11.84 feet (3.61 m), the second-highest recorded height and almost 6 feet (1.8 m) above flood stage, forcing flooding homes to be evacuated.
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