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Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair is a town located in Essex County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 38,977.

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1 Geography
2 Character
3 Demographics
4 External Links


Montclair is located at 40°49'20" North, 74°12'43" West (40.822249, -74.211989)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.3 km² (6.3 mi²). 16.3 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


Located on the First Mountain (of the Watchungs), Montclair has long been an artsy kind of suburb. In the 19th century, George Inness, the Hudson River School painter lived in town.

Montclair's diversity, thriving downtown, solid schools, and attractive housing stock make it one of the most desirable towns in New Jersey. It basically has all the amenities of a great urban neighborhood.

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As of the census of 2000, there are 38,977 people, 15,020 households, and 9,687 families residing in the town. The population density is 2,388.7/km² (6,183.6/mi²). There are 15,531 housing units at an average density of 951.8/km² (2,464.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 59.77% White, 32.06% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.77% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. 5.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,020 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.16.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $74,894, and the median income for a family is $96,252. Males have a median income of $64,151 versus $43,520 for females. The per capita income for the town is $44,870. 5.6% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.2% are 65 or older.

External Links

Montclair Art Museum