Montclair, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
|Foundation :||April 15, 1868|
|State :||United States|
|State :||New Jersey|
|County :||Essex County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||38,130 (as of 2016)|
|Population density :||2,339.3 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||16.3 km 2 (approx. 6 mi 2 ) of
which 16.3 km 2 (approx. 6 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||92 m|
|Postcodes :||07042, 07043|
|Area code :||+1 973|
|GNIS ID :||1729720|
|Mayor :||Robert D. Jackson
(until the end of 2020)
In the area in which Montclair is located, the Lenape or Delaware Indian tribes lived before European settlement . The first English settlers settled there from around 1666. From 1679 Dutch settlers also acquired land from the Lenape. The place had different names over the years, first Speertown, then Cranetown and finally West Bloomfield as a neighbor of Bloomfield .
In 1856 the was connected to the railway network . In 1860 the place, which had meanwhile become a commuter town, was given the current name Montclair and in 1868 received the administrative status of a township .
As of the 2000 census, there are 38,977 people, 15,020 households and 9,687 families in the city. The population density is 2,388.7 inhabitants per km². 59.77% of the population are White, 32.06% African American , 0.19% Native American , 3.15% Asian , 0.04% Pacific Islander , 1.77% Other Ethnicity, and 3.03% Mixed Race. 5.12% are Latinos of various origins.
Of the 15,020 households, 34.3% have children under the age of 18. 47.2% of them are married couples living together, 14.1% are single mothers, 35.5% are not families, 29.3% are single households and 8.6% are people over 65. The average household size is 2 , 53, the average family size 3.16.
25.6% of the population are under 18 years old, 6.6% between 18 and 24, 31.9% between 25 and 44, 24.1% between 45 and 64, 12.0% older than 65. The average age is 38 years. The ratio of women to men is 100: 86.3, for people older than 18 the ratio is 100: 80.7.
The median income for a household in the city is $ 74,894 and the median income for a family is $ 96,252. Males have a median income of $ 64,151 versus $ 43,520 for females. The per capita income for the city is $ 44,870. 5.6% of the population and 3.9% of families live below the poverty line, of which 5.4% are children or adolescents under the age of 18 and 7.2% of the people are over 65.
Montclair is partnered with the following cities:
- Graz ( Austria ), since 1950
- London Borough of Barnet ( UK ), since 1981
- Cherepovets ( Russia ), since 1990
- Aquilonia , Campania ( Italy ), since 2007
sons and daughters of the town
- New Jersey State - Mayors , accessed October 5, 2018
- American FactFinder - Montclair township, Essex County, New Jersey , accessed October 6, 2018
- Website Montclair - Montclair History ( English ), accessed on October 5, 2018
- Website Montclair - Montclair's Sister Cities , accessed October 5, 2018