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Overview

Introduction to Caldwell, New Jersey

Caldwell, New Jersey is 5 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey and 9 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Essex county.

Caldwell History

This area was initially inhabited by Lenni-Lenape Native American tribes. It was then known as Horseneck Tract. Europeans settled in the community sometime around 1740, when Saunders Sanders and Thomas Gould became the first people to arrive in the area. On February 17, 1787, the community was renamed Caldwell after Reverend James Caldwell. Caldwell Township was officially formed in 1798, and included in what is now known as Caldwell and West Caldwell. On February 10, 1892, the borough of Caldwell was established by carving out parts of Caldwell Township.

Caldwell and nearby Attractions

  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace
  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Blauvelt State Park
  • Castle Clinton National Monument

Things To Do In Caldwell

Local museums include the American Labor Museum, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, the New Jersey Historical Society Museum, the Whippany Railway Museum and the Lambert Castle Museum. The Edison National Historic Site, the Israel Crane House and the Van Riper-Hopper House are all accessible from Caldwell as well. President Grover Cleveland's birthplace is located in the town of Caldwell. The South Mountain Reservation, occupying over 2,000 acres, features nature trails, a zoo, and picnic and fishing spots. Branch Brook Park, Brookdale Park, Dahnert's Lake County Park and Saddle River County Park are some of the local parks. From the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, visitors can enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan. Other popular local destinations include the Bergen County Zoological Park, the New York Aquarium, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the George Washington Bridge, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Turtle Back Zoo.

Caldwell Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Caldwell Higher Education

Caldwell is home to Caldwell College. Other colleges and universities located nearby include Montclair State University and Seton Hall University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,967
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+4,238
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married41.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.3%
Median Earnings25+$53,947
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,036
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,730

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,583
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone41%
Median Gross Rent$1,327
Median House Value$423,100

Ancestry

Italian33.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
Irish17.7%
English5.9%
Polish4%
Russian3.9%
Greek1.5%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Austrian1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Hungarian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Arab0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
US/American0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Bulgarian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Caldwell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7006
P.O. Box Zip Codes7007
Phone Area Codes862, 201, 973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.83
Approximate Longitude-74.27

Caldwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Essex Fells2,164$197,361
North Caldwell6,519$194,548
Roseland5,875$131,635
Verona13,481$143,071
West Caldwell10,845$125,068
West Orange47,037$111,841

Caldwell Public Libraries

Caldwell Free Public Library
268 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE
Caldwell, New Jersey
(973) 226-2837

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Caldwell Public Schools

Grover Cleveland Middle School
36 Academy Rd
ZIP: 7006
(973) 228-9115
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Lincoln Elementary School
18 Crane St
ZIP: 7006
(973) 228-3987
Primary
Total Enrollment 246

Caldwell Private Schools

A Pleasant Day Nursery School
8 Academy Rd
ZIP: 7006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
3 Ryerson Ave
ZIP: 7006
Secondary
Total Enrollment 345
Trinity Academy
235 Bloomfield Ave
ZIP: 7006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 250
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