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.


Total Population 20,183
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,807
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 68%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.8%
Median Earnings25+ $100,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,839
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,773


Median Family Income $222,386
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 26.6%


People Living Alone 14.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,633
Median House Value $1,021,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.8%
US/American 0.7%
English 4.7%
Irish 9.2%

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

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


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

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
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
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 54,320 $45,375
Kenilworth 8,104 $102,298
Maplewood 24,303 $144,383
South Orange Village 16,305 $151,719

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

Millburn Public Libraries

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Serves 1,122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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