Introduction to Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Cedar Grove, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 3 miles W of Clifton, New Jersey and 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Newark metropolitan area. Cedar Grove has a population of 12,300.

Cedar Grove History

Cedar Grove was initially a part of the Horseneck Tract. The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants. On February 7, 1892, it was incorporated as the Township of Verona. On April 9, 1908, it was reincorporated as the township of Cedar Grove.

Cedar Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Hilltop Reservation
  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Edgemont Memorial Park
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site

Things To Do In Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove includes two county parks, which offers several scenic landscapes. The parks and the other recreational areas of Cedar Grove offer baseball fields, softball fields, tennis courts and children's playgrounds.

Cedar Grove Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Cedar Grove Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Montclair State University, William Paterson University Of New Jersey, Seton Hall University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Passaic County Community College and several other colleges.


Total Population 12,529
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 24.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,942
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.9%
Median Earnings25+ $64,734
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $46,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,198


Median Family Income $128,092
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%


People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,419
Median House Value $440,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.1%
Irish 17%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cedar Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Clifton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07009
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.851
Longitude -74.229

Cedar Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cedar Grove, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Overbrook (07009)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 7,902 $102,813
Little Falls 14,551 $89,940
Montclair 38,021 $142,380
North Caldwell 6,415 $201,250
Verona 13,489 $135,350

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cedar Grove Public Libraries

Cedar Grove Free Public Library
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
(973) 239-1447

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Cedar Grove High Schools

Serves 390 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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