Essex Fells, New Jersey

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Essex Fells, New Jersey

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High Points

Essex Fells strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Essex Fells Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Essex Fells Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Essex Fells Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Essex Fells Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Essex Fells College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Essex Fells People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Essex Fells Public Transportation Use
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Essex Fells Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Essex Fells, New Jersey

Comparing Essex Fells to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 1
Senior Citizens 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 10
Low Violent Crime 8 9

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Essex Fells Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07021
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.824
Longitude -74.285

Essex Fells Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 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 6.2 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
Distance 9.7 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
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Essex Fells Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,162 100%
Male 1,064 49.2%
Female 1,098 50.8%
Under 18 642 29.7%
18+ 1,520 70.3%
65+ 318 14.7%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 3.28
White 2,096 96.9%
African-American 10 0.5%
Asian 22 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 27 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 1.2%

Estimated Essex Fells Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,103
Growth -59
Growth % -2.7%

Essex Fells Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 26.6%
Italian 16.5%
German 9.8%
English 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Polish 5.7%
US/American 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Russian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
European 1.5%
Greek 1.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Hungarian 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Portuguese 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Eastern European 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Haitian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Essex Fells 2,162 $175,000
Caldwell 7,584 $81,989
Livingston 27,391 $108,049
Roseland 5,298 $93,957
Verona 13,533 $97,673
West Caldwell 11,233 $94,379
West Orange 44,943 $83,375
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1. Edgeworth, Pennsylvania 91.9   19.2% 16% 73.8% 25 $116,613 7.2% 4.2% 1,730 2.1% 0.6 0.6% 0.6
2. Fair Haven, New Jersey 91.6   15.5% 10.3% 61.8% 36 $109,760 9% 6.1% 5,937 2.3% 7.9 0.4% 0.7
3. Brielle, New Jersey 83.3   23.3% 17.7% 44.7% 32 $82,867 7.1% 6.9% 4,893 3.9% 7.4 5.7% 0.8
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