Introduction to North Caldwell, New Jersey

North Caldwell, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 4 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey and 10 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. About 7,375 people live in North Caldwell.

North Caldwell History

North Caldwell was originally a part of the Horseneck Tract. The first European settlers came to this area in 1702, and purchased around 14,000 acres of land from the Native Americans. North Caldwell was officially incorporated on March 31, 1898. In 1982, it became a township but again reverted to its borough status in 1992. The area served as a filming location for the popular TV series, "The Sopranos."

North Caldwell and nearby Attractions

  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • American Labor Museum
  • South Mountain Reservation

Things To Do In North Caldwell

The New Jersey Historical Society Museum, Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, the American Labor Museum, and the Whippany Railway Museum are all located nearby. The Montclair Art Museum houses collections of American and Native American art. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan. The South Mountain Reservation, the Bergen County Zoological Park, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, and the Turtle Back Zoo are some other popular destinations accessible from North Caldwell.

North Caldwell Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

North Caldwell Higher Education

Montclair State University, William Paterson University of New Jersey, and Passaic County Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 6,415
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 3,227
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 71.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $201,250
% Above Poverty Level 97.7%
% Below Poverty Level 2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%


People Living Alone 11.8%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $716,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 3.1%
Irish 20%

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

North Caldwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07006
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.864
Longitude -74.258

North Caldwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 2.5 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
Distance 11.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 7,902 $102,813
Cedar Grove 12,529 $128,092
Essex Fells 2,153 $193,929
Little Falls 14,551 $89,940
Verona 13,489 $135,350
West Caldwell 10,936 $120,991

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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