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Overview

Introduction to Fairfield, New Jersey

Fairfield, New Jersey is in far northwestern Essex County.

Fairfield History

The area now known as Fairfield, was formerly a part of the Horseneck Tract and consisted of portions of West Orange, Livingston and other places which are now the municipalities of North Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Roseland, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Falls, Verona and Fairfield. The settlers bought the Horseneck Tract in 1702, and Fairfield was formed as Caldwell Township, on February 16th, 1798. It was officially incorporated on February 21st by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. The community was renamed as "Fairfield Township," on November 6th, 1963. The township was re-incorporated as a borough on June 8th, 1964, but it turned into a township again in 1979, in order to enjoy the benefits of federal revenue sharing policies in the USA.

Fairfield and Nearby Attractions

  • Hamilton House Museum
  • Darlington County Park
  • International Center of Photography
  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Belskie Museum of Art and Science
  • George Washington Bridge

Things To Do In Fairfield

Connecticut Audubon Center at Fairfield, Fairfield Historical Society Museum and Ogden House Museum and Gardens have interesting historical artifacts on display. Nearby museums include Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, American Family Immigration History Center and the Jewish Museum. Darlington County Park and Morristown National Historical Park offer provisions for a host of recreational activities.

Fairfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Fairfield Higher Education

Universities located nearby include William Paterson University of New Jersey, Seton Hall University and Kean University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,531
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens20.8%
Employed Population 16+3,535
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$57,602
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,021
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,379

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,723
% Above Poverty Level99.6%
% Below Poverty Level0.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone14.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,854
Median House Value$472,100

Ancestry

Italian45.3%
Irish13.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.9%
German8.1%
English6.7%
Arab5.2%
Jordanian4.8%
Dutch4.6%
French Except Basque3.9%
Polish3.9%
Ukrainian1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Lithuanian1.5%
Russian1.4%
Portuguese0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Danishn0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Serbian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Turkish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Cypriot0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Fairfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7004
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.88
Approximate Longitude-74.3

Fairfield Climate

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

Fairfield Public Libraries

Anthony Pio Costa Memorial Library
261 HOLLYWOOD AVENUE
Fairfield, New Jersey
(973) 227-3575

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Fairfield Public Schools

Essex Campus Academy
369 Passaic Avenue
ZIP: 7004
(973) 575-0469
High
Total Enrollment 18
Adlai E. Stevenson
15 Knoll Road
ZIP: 7006
(973) 227-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Churchill
233 Fairfield Road
ZIP: 7006
(973) 227-2638
Middle
Total Enrollment 281

Fairfield Private Schools

Early Learning Center
56 Pier Ln
ZIP: 7004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Glenview Academy
24 Dwight Pl
ZIP: 7004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
New Beginnings
28 Dwight Place
ZIP: 7004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 180
The Gramon School
24 Dwight Place
ZIP: 7004
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
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