Caldwell, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Caldwell, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Caldwell had a population of 8,210 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Caldwell, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,210
Population in Households 7,750
Population in Familes 5,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 460
Population Density2 7,039
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $87,579
Average Household Income $122,533
Per Capita Income $54,055


Total Housing Units 3,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,553 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,965 (53.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $511,623
Average Home Value $533,065


Total Households 3,518
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,875
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.59% 0.53%
Households 0.56% 0.51%
Families 0.52% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2018 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 # 184 66th
Population Density # 61 89th
Diversity Index # 239 56th
Median Household Income # 224 59th
Per Capita Income # 127 77th

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