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Montclair township, NJ map Land area: 6.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 38,977 (all urban)
Males: 18,053  (46.3%)
Females: 20,924  (53.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 38,008 (24,695 owner occupied, 13,313 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

34%


Races in Montclair township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 57.1%
  • Black: 31.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.1%
  • Two or more races: 2.6%
  • Some other race: 0.6%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.53

Montclair township:

2.5 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $90,126 ($74,894 in 1999)
This township:

$90,126
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,158 (lower quartile is $951, upper quartile is $1,474)
Here:

$1,158
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $571,769 (it was $284,300 in 2000)
Montclair township:

$571,769
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $425,384 - $801,688

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $742,042
Here:

$742,042
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $307,639
Here:

$307,639
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $433,722
Here:

$433,722
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $670,933
Here:

$670,933
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $285,818
Here:

$285,818
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $216,881
Here:

$216,881
State:

$53,584
Population density: 6184 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.6%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Montclair.


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Number of foreign born residents: 5,679 (51% naturalized citizens)

Montclair township:  14.6%
State:  17.5%

59% of Montclair township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in New Jersey.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17746
  • Northeast: 9379
  • Midwest: 1670
  • South: 3265
  • West: 766

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $279,200


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Montclair township, New Jersey:

  • 371 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 297 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,358
  • One, attached: 298
  • Two: 2,082
  • 3 or 4: 1,748
  • 5 to 9: 1,178
  • 10 to 19: 710
  • 20 to 49: 959
  • 50 or more: 1,269
  • Mobile homes: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $275,000


Housing units in Montclair township with a mortgage: 5,183 (506 second mortgage, 854 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,478

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 85
  • 1990 to 1994: 271
  • 1980 to 1989: 650
  • 1970 to 1979: 612
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,121
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,766
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,596
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,493

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montclair township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 238
  • 4 rooms: 454
  • 5 rooms: 580
  • 6 rooms: 1,048
  • 7 rooms: 1,278
  • 8 rooms: 1,518
  • 9 or more rooms: 3,367

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montclair township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 292
  • 2 rooms: 613
  • 3 rooms: 1,906
  • 4 rooms: 1,575
  • 5 rooms: 1,224
  • 6 rooms: 531
  • 7 rooms: 179
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9 or more rooms: 112

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Montclair township:

  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 392
  • 2 bedrooms: 985
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,435
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,238
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2,501

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montclair township:

  • no bedroom: 380
  • 1 bedroom: 2,909
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,292
  • 3 bedrooms: 668
  • 4 bedrooms: 179
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 105

Cars and other vehicles available in Montclair township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 2,620
  • 2 vehicles: 4,135
  • 3 vehicles: 1,185
  • 4 vehicles: 220
  • 5 or more vehicles: 74

Cars and other vehicles available in Montclair township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 1,381
  • 1 vehicle: 3,513
  • 2 vehicles: 1,415
  • 3 vehicles: 186
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 21

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Lawyers (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Montclair township:

  • Irish (11.6%)
  • Italian (9.6%)
  • German (5.8%)
  • English (5.4%)
  • Russian (3.4%)
  • Polish (3.2%)
  • United States or American (2.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Jamaica (13%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (4%)
  • Guyana (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,743 (59%)
  • Carpooled: 1,514 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,551 (13%)
  • Subway or elevated: 67 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,724 (9%)
  • Taxi: 59 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 816 (4%)
  • Other means: 203 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,261 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Montclair township, New Jersey:

  • 371 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 297 people in nursing homes
  • 209 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in religious group quarters

84.6% of residents of Montclair township speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
7.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,098
  • In family households: 31,839 (6,654 male householders, 3,172 female householders)
    7,354 spouses, 11,823 children (11,145 natural, 440 adopted, 238 stepchildren), 730 grandchildren, 356 brothers or sisters, 249 parents, 662 other relatives, 839 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,259 (1,966 male householders (1,517 living alone)), 3,258 female householders (2,869 living alone)), 1,035 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 970 (285 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,542 2-persons, 2,408 3-persons, 2,369 4-persons, 985 5-persons, 366 6-persons, 156 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 4,386 1-person, 725 2-persons, 83 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 4 6-persons,

7,105 married couples with children.
2,032 single-parent households (276 men, 1,756 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 703
Here:

15.5%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 443
Here:

22.2%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 728
Here:

37.6%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Montclair township:

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