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Upper Montclair, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Upper Montclair Census Designated Place had a population of 11,722 as of July 1, 2018. Upper Montclair 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 Upper Montclair is located at latitude 40.8462 and longitude -74.2013 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Upper Montclair Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Upper Montclair Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584034) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Upper Montclair Census Designated Place is located within Township of Montclair, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upper Montclair: Upper Mont Clair.

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


Total Population 11,722
Population in Households 11,624
Population in Familes 10,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 4,619
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $185,832
Average Household Income $247,627
Per Capita Income $88,791


Total Housing Units 4,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,391 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 790 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $712,066
Average Home Value $745,037


Total Households 4,181
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,112
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 0.16% 0.19%
Households 0.01% 0.09%
Families -0.13% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

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, 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 # 115 79th
Population Density # 121 78th
Diversity Index # 258 53rd
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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