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North Caldwell, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of North Caldwell had a population of 6,978 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for North Caldwell is located at latitude 40.8648 and longitude -74.2582 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of North Caldwell encompass a land area of 3.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The Borough of North Caldwell 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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North Caldwell, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 6,978 (100%)
Population in Households 6,978 (100.0%)
Population in Families 6,553 (93.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,275
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $309,564
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $105,495
Wealth Index5 408
Socioeconomic Status Index6 High (69.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,367 (95.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 0.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $842,598
Average Home Value $902,302
Housing Affordability Index3 91


Total Households 2,378
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 2,051
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 1.29% 0.46%
Households 1.61% 0.75%
Families   0.79%
Median Household Income   0.00%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
Owner Occupied HU   0.76%

North Caldwell, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Caldwell to the other 700 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 231 67th
Population Density # 334 52nd
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 446 64th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 491 30th

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