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Overview

Introduction to Cranford, New Jersey

Cranford, New Jersey, in Union county, is 3 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 8 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area. There are an estimated 22,578 people in Cranford.

Cranford History

Cranford was originally a part of the townships of the Linden, Westfield, Clark, Union and Springfield. It was incorporated on March 14, 1871 as a township. Cranford was named after Stephen Crane. The township once included portions of the present day Garwood and Kenilworth.

Cranford and nearby Attractions

  • Cranford Historical Society Museum
  • Sperry Observatory
  • Nomahegan Park
  • Crane-Phillips House
  • McConnell Park

Things To Do In Cranford

Cranford includes several local and county parks. The town also includes well-maintained biking and hiking trails. You can also enjoy fishing at the Rahway River or rent canoes at the Cranford Canoe Club. Apart from these, the Recreation Department of Cranford sponsors many recreational programs throughout the year.

Cranford Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Cranford Higher Education

The local college is Union County College. Opportunities for higher education are also provided by Kean University, Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

People

Total Population 23,150
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 11,994
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.4%
Median Earnings25+ $64,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $39,722
Median Earnings With High School Degree $45,810

Wealth

Median Family Income $138,377
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,440
Median House Value $452,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0.4%
English 6.2%
Irish 26.1%

Cranford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Union, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07016
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.658
Longitude -74.3

Cranford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CRANFORD
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station PLAINFIELD
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station CANOE BROOK
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clark 15,056 $108,551
Garwood 4,323 $94,861
Kenilworth 8,045 $105,696
Roselle 21,348 $57,824

Cranford Public Libraries

Library
Cranford Free Public Library
"224 WALNUT AVENUE, BOX 400"
Cranford, New Jersey
(908) 709-7272
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201 WEST END PLACE
908-709-6272
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Serves 1,072 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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