Wharton, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Wharton, New Jersey is a small borough, covering only 2.2 square miles and including the Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center. In 1985, five settlements made up of mining camps and silk mill workers established Wharton. Back then, it was an ore shipping port located on a canal and had developed other industries as a result. The town's iron beginnings have not diminished the beautiful countryside in the region, though they have maintained Batsto Village, the site of the bog iron and glassmaking center.
Outdoor activities, such as canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and wildlife observation are popular pastimes in Wharton. Wharton State Forest is the largest single tract of land within the New Jersey State Park System and is enjoyed by both residents and visitors.
- Population: 6,527
- Industries: Health care; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Finance and insurance; Educational services; Public administration; Construction; Chemicals
- Area Codes: 973
- ZIP Codes: 07885
- Surrounding Cities: Wayne, NJ; Newark, NJ; Manhattan, NY; Dover, NJ; Victory Gardens borough, NJ; Mount Arlington borough, NJ; Rockaway borough, NJ; White Meadow Lake, NJ; Succasunna-Kenvil, NJ; Hopatcong borough, NJ; Lake Telemark, NJ