Thinking of Living in Montclair, NJ?


Are you thinking of living in Montclair, NJ?  Montclair is a suburb of New York City with approximately 37,600 people of which 27.4% commute to New York.  Like most NYC suburbs, a majority of households are family households with approximately 25.7% of the population under 18 years old.  It has a median income of $102,349 and with 73.5% dual income households.  Montclair is often called the Brooklyn of New Jersey.

Montclair, NJ: Household Data

  • Population approximately 37,600
  • Families-62.6% family households with average family size of 3.15
  • Kids-25.7% of population under 18 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers- 6.2% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 40.1 years old
  • White 68.4%, African American 27.4%, Hispanic 7.5%, Asian 5.1%,

Montclair, NJ: Employment

  • 26.5% Stay at Home Moms vs. 73.5% Working Moms *
  • Work in Essex County 43.7%, Work outside NJ 27.4%
  • $102,349 Median Household Income
  • 26.4% Management, Business and Finance Occupation

Montclair, NJ: Housing

  • 38.2% own 2 cars, 10.8% own 3 or more cars
  • 56.5% owner occupied housing and 43.5% renter occupied housing
  • 77.2% of homes built before 1942

Montclair, NJ: NJ Transit Commute to NYC

There are 6 NJ Transit stations that serve Montclair. Commute times range from 36 minutes-55 minutes.  Bus service to Manhattan is also available.

  • Bay Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Watchung Avenue
  • Upper Montclair
  • Mountain Avenue
  • Montclair Heights

Montclair, NJ: Interviews

Get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to live in Northern New Jersey through our interviews with locals.

Laura Bostrom’s Life in Montclair, NJ

Lauren Wilson-Policke’s Life in Montclair, NJ

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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census