When the area that is now Garfield was first developed init was known as East Passaic. According to one, shortly after Garfield was elected to the presidency the founder of East Passaic said, "tell everyone Garfield was originally incorporated as a borough on March 15,from portions of Saddle River Township and Wallington.
At the time, the New Jersey Legislature set Garfield's boundaries as they exist today. On April 19,the borough became the City of Garfield, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. According to the United States Census Bureauthe city had a total area of 2.
Unincorporated communitieslocalities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Belmont, Bogart Heights, Dundee Dam and Plauderville.
The Saddle River is a shared border with Wallington. There are three bridges over the Passaic River crossing the municipal and county line to Passaic and Clifton in Passaic County. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has identified Garfield as the site of groundwater contaminated hexavalent chromium from a spill in at the E. The borough is also home to an architecturally prominent Russian Orthodox church,  which serves the growing Ukrainian American community in western Bergen County.
As of the United States Censusthere were 30, people, 11, households, and 7, families residing in the city.
The population density was 14, There were 11, housing units at an average density of 5, The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were There were 11, households out of which Two of us dating service hackensack nj zip code average household size was 2. the city, the population was spread out with The median age was For every females there were For every females ages 18 and older there were Same-sex couples headed 68 households in As of the United States Census  there were 29, people, 11, households, and 7, families residing in the city.
The population density was 13, In the city the age distribution of the population shows The median age was 36 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were As of the Census, an adjusted Council members are elected at-large in nonpartisan elections to serve four-year terms on a concurrent basis. The most recent municipal election was held on November 8,together with the presidential election. At a reorganization meeting held after each election, the Council selects one of its members to be the Mayor and another to serve as Deputy Mayor.
The day-to-day operation of the city is carried on under the supervision of the appointed department heads, who report to the City Manager. Calandriello and Erin Delaney, all serving terms of office that end December 31, Garfield is located in the 9th Congressional District  and is part of New Jersey's 35th state legislative district.
Sumter D, Paterson and Benjie E. Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executivewith legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year; a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held each January.
Amoroso D, Mahwahterm as freeholder ends ; term as freeholder chairman pro-tempore ends David L. Dressler D, Cresskill As of March 23,there were a total of 11, registered voters in Garfield, of which 3, There were 10 voters registered to other parties.
In the presidential electionDemocrat Barack Obama received 5, votes Bush with 3, votes In the gubernatorial electionRepublican Chris Christie received The Garfield Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,  which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement that the state cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
As of the school year, the district and its 12 schools had an enrollment of 5, students and Public school students from the city, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schoolswhich include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensackand the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus.
The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district. Bergen Arts and Science Charter Schoolwhich opened in Septemberserves public school students in the district, as well as those from Hackensack and Lodi.