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Upper Montclair, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Upper Montclair Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Essex County at latitude 40.8426 and longitude -74.2013. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The formal official name is the Upper Montclair Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Upper Montclair indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Upper Montclair Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upper Montclair: Upper Mont Clair.

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Upper Montclair, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,593
Population in Households 11,494
Population in Familes 10,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density1 4,573
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,185
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 3,115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,450 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 735 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $669,523
Average Home Value $717,597


Median Household Income $157,976
Average Household Income $193,241
Per Capita Income $69,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% 0.19%
Households 0.04% 0.19%
Families -0.23% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   4.03%
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.


Upper Montclair, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upper Montclair to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 114 79th
Population Density1 # 123 78th
Diversity Index2 # 261 53rd
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 13 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.