Upper Montclair, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Upper Montclair, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Upper Montclair Census Designated Place had a population of 11,711 as of July 1, 2017. 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 40.8426 and longitude -74.2013 in Essex County. 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. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Upper Montclair population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upper Montclair: Upper Mont Clair.

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Upper Montclair, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,711
Daytime Population: Workers 2,997
Daytime Population: Residents 5,937
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,934
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 11,611
Population in Familes 10,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 4,615
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $172,922
Average Household Income $236,326
Per Capita Income $84,805


Total Housing Units 4,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,398 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 785 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $679,095
Average Home Value $710,503


Total Households 4,182
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,114
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.29%
Households 0.01% 0.2%
Families -0.14% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 2017 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 # 123 78th
Diversity Index # 265 51st
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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