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Overview

Introduction to Mountainside, New Jersey

Mountainside, New Jersey, in Union county, is 5 miles W of Union, New Jersey (center to center) and 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey.

Mountainside History

In the 17th and early 18th century, this region was part of the Elizabethtown Township. Mountainside separated from Westfield in 1895. Early settlers were primarily English and Dutch. On September 24th, 1895, the "Freeholders" voted to incorporate Mountainside, which was named because of its location near the Watchung Mountains. Joseph W. Cory was the first elected mayor of the town.

Mountainside and Nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Edgemont Memorial Park
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • New York Aquarium
  • Turtle Back Zoo

Things To Do In Mountainside

The American Museum of Natural History, the Morris Plains Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum have artifacts of historical importance on display. Parks located nearby are the Cheesequake State Park, Old Troy County Park, and the Edgemont Memorial Park. These parks feature nature trails and offer opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. The Turtle Back Zoo, and the New York Aquarium are other popular destinations in the area.

Mountainside Transportation

Air transportation is available from the the Newark International Airport.

Mountainside Higher Education

Union County College, Kean University, Drew University, and Seton Hall University are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,835
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens21.4%
Employed Population 16+3,067
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.8%
Median Earnings25+$59,609
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$56,348

Wealth

Median Family Income$147,319
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.2%
Median Gross Rent$2,642
Median House Value$622,000

Ancestry

Italian18.8%
Irish15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
Polish12.9%
German11.1%
French Except Basque4.1%
English3.7%
Russian2.9%
Croatian2.1%
Arab1.5%
Portuguese1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Lebanese1%
Ukrainian1%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Latvian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
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Mountainside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7092
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.68
Approximate Longitude-74.36

Mountainside 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
Distance3.4 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
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance5.4 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
Distance10.5 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
Cranford23,531$137,620
Fanwood7,530$144,559
Garwood4,315$87,614
New Providence12,434$166,771
Scotch Plains24,068$131,739
Westfield30,438$178,381

Mountainside Public Libraries

Mountainside Free Public Library
1 CONSTITUTION PLAZA
Mountainside, New Jersey
(908) 233-0115

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Mountainside Hospitals

Childrens Specialized Hospital
(Non-profit)
150 New Providence Road
(888) 244-5373

Mountainside Public Schools

Beechwood School
1497 Woodacres Dr
ZIP: 7092
(908) 301-9104
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Deerfield Elementary School
302 Central Avenue
ZIP: 7092
(908) 232-8828
Primary
Total Enrollment 515

Mountainside Private Schools

Cornerstone Day School
1101 Bristol Rd Ste 1
ZIP: 7092
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
The Arc Kohler School
1137 Globe Ave
ZIP: 7092
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
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