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Overview

Introduction to Cranford, New Jersey

Cranford, New Jersey, in Union county, is 3 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 8 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area.

Cranford History

Cranford was originally a part of the townships of the Linden, Westfield, Clark, Union and Springfield. It was incorporated on March 14, 1871 as a township. Cranford was named after Stephen Crane. The township once included portions of the present day Garwood and Kenilworth.

Cranford and nearby Attractions

  • Cranford Historical Society Museum
  • Sperry Observatory
  • Nomahegan Park
  • Crane-Phillips House
  • McConnell Park

Things To Do In Cranford

Cranford includes several local and county parks. The town also includes well-maintained biking and hiking trails. You can also enjoy fishing at the Rahway River or rent canoes at the Cranford Canoe Club. Apart from these, the Recreation Department of Cranford sponsors many recreational programs throughout the year.

Cranford Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

Cranford Higher Education

The local college is Union County College. Opportunities for higher education are also provided by Kean University, Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,531
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+12,413
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.7%
Median Earnings25+$61,539
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,981

Wealth

Median Family Income$137,620
% Above Poverty Level98.1%
% Below Poverty Level1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation11%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,465
Median House Value$455,200

Ancestry

Irish23.7%
Italian22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
German16.3%
Polish10.5%
English6.2%
Portuguese2.6%
Russian2.5%
Brazilian1.7%
Hungarian1.7%
Slovak1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Ukrainian1.3%
Swedish1%
Arab0.9%
Serbian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.4%
US/American0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Cranford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7016
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-74.3

Cranford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCRANFORD
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance6.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clark15,279$112,321
Garwood4,315$87,614
Kenilworth8,129$108,584
Roselle21,507$64,217
Roselle Park13,560$79,810
Westfield30,438$178,381

Cranford Public Libraries

Cranford Public Library
224 WALNUT AVENUE
Cranford, New Jersey
(908) 709-7272

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Cranford Public Schools

Bloomingdale Avenue School
200 Bloomingdale Avenue
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6969
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Brookside Place School
700 Brookside Place
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6244
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Cranford High School
201 West End Place
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6272
High
Total Enrollment 1163
Hillside Avenue School
125 Hillside Avenue
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6229
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Livingston Avenue School
75 Livingston Avenue
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6248
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Orange Avenue School
901 Orange Avenue
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6257
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Walnut Avenue School
370 Walnut Avenue
ZIP: 7016
(908) 709-6253
Primary
Total Enrollment 323

Cranford Private Schools

Crestview Educational Trust
95 Dermody St
ZIP: 7016
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
Discovery Child Care Center
1 Commerce Dr
ZIP: 7016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Jardine Academy
75 Rod Smith Pl
ZIP: 7016
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
St Michael School
100 Alden St
ZIP: 7016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 298
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