Introduction to West Caldwell, New Jersey

West Caldwell, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 6 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey and 9 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area. About 11,233 people live in West Caldwell.

West Caldwell History

Caldwell was originally a part of a town called Horseneck Tract. It was settled in the early 1700s. The name was changed to "Caldwell Township" after the Revolutionary War. It was named after James Caldwell, a pastor and local war hero.

West Caldwell and nearby Attractions

  • Roseland Historical Society
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Mountain Rodge Country Club
  • West Essex Park
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Montclair Art Museum

Things To Do In West Caldwell

West Caldwell is an upper middle class town which offers a wide range of amenities. It has 9 parks and several land preserves. There are good shopping opportunities in the town's many stores and strip malls. The town also has two town pools for public use.

West Caldwell Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

West Caldwell Higher Education

There are several institutions offering higher education around the area, like Montclair State University, Seton Hall University and William Paterson University Of New Jersey.


Total Population 10,903
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,066
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.2%
Median Earnings25+ $55,565
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,676
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,179


Median Family Income $120,208
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%


People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,693
Median House Value $456,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.3%
Irish 19.3%

West Caldwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07006
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07007
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.84
Longitude -74.302

West 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 1.1 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
Distance 6.8 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 11.1 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 7,864 $97,228
Essex Fells 2,140 $187,500
Livingston 29,617 $155,287
North Caldwell 6,407 $202,213
Roseland 5,835 $140,886
Verona 13,508 $136,739

West Caldwell Public Libraries

West Caldwell Public Library
West Caldwell, New Jersey
(973) 226-5441
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