Totowa is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey. Totowa is a small but extremely pleasant place to live in. It has a population of about 10,800 and has an area of roughly 4sq. miles. Totowa Borough is located in Northern New Jersey, about 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. The borough was named for a Native American word meaning for the Passaic falls, roughly translating to "the place of falling water." Totowa is home to many notable personalities in North America.