Montclair

An elegant, romantic community with a fantastic downtown area.

Overview for Montclair, NJ

40,520 people live in Montclair, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $78,039. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

40,520

Total Population

40 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$78,039

Average individual Income

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About Montclair, NJ

An elegant, romantic community with a fantastic downtown area

Located in Essex County is the beautiful community of Montclair. This area provides an energetic, city feel while also bringing the comfort and relaxation that comes with living in a suburban area. The neighborhoods here feature exciting activities, incredible shopping, tons of restaurants, and diverse, welcoming communities. Widely regarded as the perfect place for people who want access to everything, Montclair is a dream for plenty of homebuyers.

What to Love 

  • A city-like feel with a lively, upbeat atmosphere
  • Unique shops and restaurants for those looking to experience something different
  • Upscale homes and well-maintained, prosperous neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle 

Montclair is a highly sought-after area among homebuyers, and it is becoming increasingly more popular. Home to a wonderful downtown area with several shops, cafes, restaurants, and more, Montclair allows residents easy access to everyday luxuries. This walkable area is also home to a diverse array of residents, making it a welcoming and accepting place that all residents are proud of. 
 
Outside of the busier hubs of Montclair, neighborhoods here offer an oasis for locals. With plenty of green space, parks, nature reserves, and hiking trails, a scenic escape is always close by. Neighborhoods here often offer residents a wide array of sophisticated modern amenities as well, including golf courses and an equestrian center for residents to utilize in their leisure time.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping 

Montclair is renowned for its exciting downtown area, which features tons of spectacular dining and entertainment options for residents to explore! The Corner is one trendy spot that is extremely popular among residents in the area. This lovely cafe serves gourmet coffee, fresh-pressed juices, decadent pastries, and other light meals. With a lively and eclectic dining area and an extremely welcoming staff, this is a fantastic spot to meet up with neighbors and enjoy your daily specialty coffee. 
 
Fascino is another incredible spot to visit. This elegant Italian restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a good glass of wine, eat a decadent pasta dish, and unwind with friends. Boasting a modern, seasonal menu, Fascino offers an excellent array of pasta, seafood, and steak dishes. All of these incredible meals are served within a cozy and intimate setting, making it the ideal spot for a night out with friends. 
 
Montclair has a variety of shops for locals to browse! Willowbrook Mall is one bougie retail center that plenty of locals love to visit. This mall has tons of popular shops, like Abercrombie & Fitch, Sephora, Apple, H&M, Lush, and more. Also offering salons, restaurants, cafes, and more, this mall truly has it all!

Things to Do

There are tons to do within the Montclair area! The Montclair Art Museum is one popular spot that draws in tourists and locals alike. Here, visitors can view exquisite art and discover the history and culture behind each piece, and many consider it an aesthetic and educational experience. Another local activity here that is popular among nature-lovers is visiting the Eagle Rock Reservation. This 400+ acre park is perched along the Watchung Mountains ridgeline and boasts breathtaking views for visitors to take in. The reservation also has several hiking trails and footpaths that are accessible for hikers of all ability levels. For those looking to have a scenic, quiet morning spent in nature, this is the place to be.

Schools

Montclair has several excellent schools for parents and their children to explore! For older students hoping to pursue higher education, Montclair State University is one strong nearby option to consider. This public research university is a highly-ranked school with rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs. With 11 colleges and more than 300 different types of doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate-level programs, Montclair State does an outstanding job of providing students with plenty of academic and career paths to consider.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Montclair, NJ

Montclair has 14,517 households, with an average household size of 2.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Montclair do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,520 people call Montclair home. The population density is 6,495.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

40,520

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

49.74 / 50.26%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,517

Total Households

2.77

Average Household Size

$78,039

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Montclair, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Montclair. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Renaissance Middle School at the Rand Building
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Charles H. Bullock School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
The Montclair Kimberley Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Sawtelle Learning Center
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Edgemont Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Glenfield Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Buzz Aldrin Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Nishuane Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
The Deron School Of Nj
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Northeast Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Watchung Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Montclair Cooperative School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Hillside Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
3/5
St Cassian Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Bradford Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5

Around Montclair, NJ

There's plenty to do around Montclair, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

69
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
46
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Esey International Market, Custodi Caterers, and Studio Air.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.47 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.16 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.2 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.56 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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