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Overview

Introduction to Maplewood, New Jersey

Maplewood, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles W of Irvington, New Jersey and 5 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area.

Maplewood History

Maplewood was first settled by Europeans around 1675. Prior to that, this area was inhabited by the Lenape tribes of Algonquin Native Americans. It was incorporated on April 1, 1861 as South Orange Township. At that time, it was a part of Clinton Township. In 1838, the Morris and Essex Railroad was extended to the township. A railroad station was built in Jefferson Village named Maplewood. On November 7, 1922, the South Orange Township was renamed to Maplewood.

Maplewood and nearby Attractions

  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Liberty Hall
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site

Things To Do In Maplewood

There are several beautiful landscapes in Maplewood where one can enjoy a wonderful family picnic. The township also includes many parks, tennis courts, baseball fields and playgrounds. In addition, Maplewood includes a number of restaurants that serve quality international and regional delicacies.

Maplewood Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Maplewood Higher Education

The nearest universities and colleges are Seton Hall University, Caldwell College, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Bloomfield College.

People

Total Population 24,303
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 11,761
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $144,383
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 30.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,352
Median House Value $471,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.6%
US/American 0.6%
English 4.6%
Irish 12.3%

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

Maplewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Irvington, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07040
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.731
Longitude -74.273

Maplewood 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 CANOE BROOK
Distance 4.2 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
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 5.7 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
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Maplecrest (07040)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillside 21,779 $70,449
Irvington 54,320 $45,375
Millburn 20,183 $222,386
South Orange Village 16,305 $151,719

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

Maplewood Public Libraries

Library
Maplewood Memorial Library
51 BAKER ST.
Maplewood, New Jersey
(973) 762-1622
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973-762-5600
Serves 2,017 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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