Caldwell, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Caldwell, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Caldwell had a population of 7,817 as of July 1, 2016. Caldwell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Caldwell is located at latitude 40.8392 and longitude -74.277 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Caldwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.

The Borough of Caldwell (GNIS ID: 2381010) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caldwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Caldwell, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,817
Population in Households 7,362
Population in Familes 5,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 455
Population Density1 6,702
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 3,368
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,797
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,640 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,471 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,897 (52.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $482,917
Average Home Value $519,596


Median Household Income $79,287
Average Household Income $109,690
Per Capita Income $48,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.32%
Households 0.04% 0.36%
Families 0.01% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Caldwell, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caldwell to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 189 66th
Population Density1 # 66 88th
Diversity Index2 # 239 57th
Median Household Income # 260 52nd
Per Capita Income # 130 76th

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