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Overview

Introduction to Livingston, New Jersey

Livingston, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 6 miles W of East Orange, New Jersey and 8 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area.

Livingston History

Originally Livingston was part of the present day Fairfield and Springfield Townships. It was incorporated as a township on February 5, 1813. It was named after William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey. Earlier, the township of Livingston included parts of Fairmount and Roseland.

Livingston and nearby Attractions

  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Howell Living History Farm

Things To Do In Livingston

There are several museums and historical sites in Livingston. In addition, the town offers movie theaters, live music and facilities for sports activities. Livingston also includes a number of quality restaurants that serve delicious international cuisine.

Livingston Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Livingston Higher Education

Seton Hall University provides educational services to the residents of the town.

People

Total Population 29,674
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 14,036
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 66.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $166,094
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 8.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.9%
Median Gross Rent $2,291
Median House Value $568,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 3%
Irish 8.5%

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

Livingston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07039
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.795
Longitude -74.315

Livingston 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 ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
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
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 9.5 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
Station JERSEY CITY
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 7,902 $102,813
East Hanover 11,248 $123,984
Essex Fells 2,153 $193,929
Florham Park 11,802 $141,071
Roseland 5,853 $137,202
West Caldwell 10,936 $120,991

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

Livingston Public Libraries

Library
Ruth L. Rockwood Memorial Library
10 ROBERT H. HARP DRIVE
Livingston, New Jersey
(973) 992-4600
Library Web Site

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Livingston Hospitals

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
94 OLD SHORT HILLS ROAD
(973) 322-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Livingston High Schools

LIVINGSTON SR. HIGH
ROBERT HARP DRIVE
201-535-8100
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,538 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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