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Overview

Introduction to West Caldwell, New Jersey

West Caldwell, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 6 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey and 9 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area.

West Caldwell History

Caldwell was originally a part of a town called Horseneck Tract. It was settled in the early 1700s. The name was changed to "Caldwell Township" after the Revolutionary War. It was named after James Caldwell, a pastor and local war hero.

West Caldwell and nearby Attractions

  • Roseland Historical Society
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Mountain Rodge Country Club
  • West Essex Park
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Montclair Art Museum

Things To Do In West Caldwell

West Caldwell is an upper middle class town which offers a wide range of amenities. It has 9 parks and several land preserves. There are good shopping opportunities in the town's many stores and strip malls. The town also has two town pools for public use.

West Caldwell Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

West Caldwell Higher Education

There are several institutions offering higher education around the area, like Montclair State University, Seton Hall University and William Paterson University Of New Jersey.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,845
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+5,207
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married58.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.2%
Median Earnings25+$54,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,313

Wealth

Median Family Income$125,068
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,736
Median House Value$474,600

Ancestry

Italian35%
Irish18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
Polish6.9%
English4%
Dutch3.4%
Russian3.3%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Arab1.2%
Greek1.2%
Hungarian1%
Albanian1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Moroccan0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Turkish0.7%
Canadian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Czech0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
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West 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

West 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
Distance1.1 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
Distance6.8 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
Distance11.1 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
Caldwell7,967$114,583
Essex Fells2,164$197,361
Livingston29,691$170,127
North Caldwell6,519$194,548
Roseland5,875$131,635
Verona13,481$143,071

West Caldwell Public Libraries

West Caldwell Public Library
30 CLINTON ROAD
West Caldwell, New Jersey
(973) 226-5441

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West Caldwell Public Schools

James Caldwell High School
265 Westville Ave
ZIP: 7006
(973) 228-6981
High
Total Enrollment 804
Jefferson Elementary School
85 Prospect St
ZIP: 7006
(973) 228-5994
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Washington Elementary School
201 Central Ave
ZIP: 7006
(973) 228-8941
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
West Caldwell Tech
620 Passaic Ave
ZIP: 7006
(973) 412-2205
High
Total Enrollment 275
Wilson Elementary School
71 Orton Rd
ZIP: 7006
(973) 228-7173
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
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