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Overview

Introduction to Maplewood, New Jersey

Maplewood, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles W of Irvington, New Jersey and 5 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area.

Maplewood History

Maplewood was first settled by Europeans around 1675. Prior to that, this area was inhabited by the Lenape tribes of Algonquin Native Americans. It was incorporated on April 1, 1861 as South Orange Township. At that time, it was a part of Clinton Township. In 1838, the Morris and Essex Railroad was extended to the township. A railroad station was built in Jefferson Village named Maplewood. On November 7, 1922, the South Orange Township was renamed to Maplewood.

Maplewood and nearby Attractions

  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Liberty Hall
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site

Things To Do In Maplewood

There are several beautiful landscapes in Maplewood where one can enjoy a wonderful family picnic. The township also includes many parks, tennis courts, baseball fields and playgrounds. In addition, Maplewood includes a number of restaurants that serve quality international and regional delicacies.

Maplewood Transportation

International air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Maplewood Higher Education

The nearest universities and colleges are Seton Hall University, Caldwell College, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Bloomfield College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,414
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+11,944
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.9%
Median Earnings25+$62,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,512
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,090

Wealth

Median Family Income$146,533
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation30.9%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,390
Median House Value$475,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.1%
Irish12.9%
West Indian9.4%
Italian8.5%
German7.7%
Haitian5.6%
English4.4%
African4.2%
Polish4%
Russian3.5%
Jamaican2.2%
Nigerian2.1%
Scottish1.4%
Guyanese1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish1%
Romanian1%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
US/American0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Welsh0.5%
British0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Liberian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Australian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Maplewood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7040
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.73
Approximate Longitude-74.27

Maplewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCANOE BROOK
Distance4.2 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
Distance5.7 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
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hillside21,800$69,994
Irvington54,303$44,650
Millburn20,216$226,000
South Orange Village16,282$148,992
Union57,766$91,465

Maplewood Public Libraries

Maplewood Memorial Library
51 BAKER STREET
Maplewood, New Jersey
(973) 762-1622

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Maplewood Public Schools

Clinton Elementary School
27 Berkshire Rd
ZIP: 7040
(973) 378-7686
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave
ZIP: 7040
(973) 762-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1913
Jefferson Elementary School
518 Ridgewood Rd
ZIP: 7040
(973) 378-7696
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnett St
ZIP: 7040
(973) 378-7660
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Seth Boyden Elementary Demonstration School
274 Boyden Ave
ZIP: 7040
(973) 378-5209
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Tuscan Elementary
25 Harvard Ave
ZIP: 7040
(973) 378-5221
Primary
Total Enrollment 607

Maplewood Private Schools

The Milton School
240 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 7040
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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