Upper Montclair

Upper Montclair

Montclair, New Jersey, is a vibrant suburban town known for its rich cultural tapestry and diverse community. Nestled in Essex County, just 12 miles west of New York City, Montclair offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and suburban charm. The town is characterized by tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and a lively downtown area. Montclair is celebrated for its thriving arts scene, with numerous art galleries, theaters, and cultural events throughout the year. The Montclair Art Museum, a prominent cultural institution, showcases a diverse collection of American and Native American art. Additionally, the Wellmont Theater hosts concerts and performances, contributing to the town's dynamic cultural landscape. Education is a cornerstone of Montclair, home to Montclair State University and a highly regarded public school system. The town's residents take pride in their commitment to community engagement and social activism. Local parks, such as Brookdale Park, provide recreational spaces for residents to enjoy outdoor activities. Montclair's culinary scene is diverse, offering a range of dining options, from eclectic cafes to upscale restaurants. The town's commitment to sustainability and green initiatives further enhances its appeal. Overall, Montclair is a welcoming and dynamic community that seamlessly combines history, culture, and a strong sense of community.

Overview for Upper Montclair, NJ

12,033 people live in Upper Montclair, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $95,496. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.3 years

Median Age


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


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Around Upper Montclair, NJ

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

Very Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bekka's Bakery, Bucco Couture, and MBX - The Mind & Body Experience.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.8 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.4 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.27 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper Montclair, NJ

Upper Montclair has 3,950 households, with an average household size of 3.04. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper Montclair do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,033 people call Upper Montclair home. The population density is 5,055.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

49.51 / 50.49%

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Schools in Upper Montclair, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper 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.
School rating
Buzz Aldrin Middle School
6th - 8th
Northeast Elementary School
K - 5th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
St Cassian Elementary School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Bradford Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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