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Overview

Introduction to Millburn, New Jersey

Millburn, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles NW of Union, New Jersey and 6 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Newark metropolitan area. Millburn has a population of 19,765.

Millburn History

Millburn was initially a colonial settlement with agricultural origins. The Lenape Indians were among the first settlers in this area. The town was originally a part of a land grant from Charles II to his brother James in the year 1664. The Revolutionary War and the Battle of Springfield affected the area, and the town underwent a change. Transportation facilities were developed which led to the establishment of mills and factories, and this further led to the growth of a residential community.

Millburn and nearby Attractions

  • Washington Rock Outlook
  • Short Hills Station
  • Taylor Lake
  • Christ Church in Short Hills
  • White Oak Ridge Park
  • East Orange Golf Course

Things To Do In Millburn

While in Millburn, one can visit the Washington Rock Outlook, a beautiful state park offering a magnificent view from the top of the Watchung Mountain. Within a few miles are the Liberty Hall Museum and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Apart from this, the parks of Millburn offer excellent recreational opportunities for adults and children alike.

Millburn Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest airport.

Millburn Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at Seton Hall University. Also close by are Kean University, Union County College and Drew University.

People

Total Population 20,200
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,809
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 66.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 82.1%
Median Earnings25+ $91,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,594
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,636

Wealth

Median Family Income $210,610
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 25.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,597
Median House Value $978,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.1%
US/American 0.7%
English 5.2%
Irish 9.4%

Millburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Union, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07041
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.72
Longitude -74.3

Millburn 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 3.3 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 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 11.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Irvington 54,268 $45,535
Kenilworth 8,045 $105,696
Maplewood 24,233 $138,579
South Orange Village 16,290 $152,306

Millburn Public Libraries

Library
Millburn Free Public Library
200 GLEN AVENUE
Millburn, New Jersey
(973) 376-1006
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Millburn High Schools

MILLBURN SR HIGH
462 MILLBURN AVE
973-376-3600
Serves 1,122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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