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People

Total Population 4,306
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,235
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.7%
Median Earnings25+ $51,586
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $74,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,552

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,042
% Above Poverty Level 97.7%
% Below Poverty Level 2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,400
Median House Value $360,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 20%

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

Garwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Union, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07027
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.651
Longitude -74.323

Garwood 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 1.2 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 5.4 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 15,144 $109,635
Cranford 23,328 $135,500
Kenilworth 8,104 $102,298
Mountainside 6,832 $151,681

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

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Library
Garwood Free Public Library
223 WALNUT STREET
Garwood, New Jersey
(908) 789-1670

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