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  • Coldwell Banker, Caldwell
  • Office Phone:(973) 226-2577

WEST CALDWELL, NJ Community Information

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History:

At the time of the Horseneck Riots in 1745, James Caldwell, after whom the Caldwells are named, was a young boy of about 11 years. By the time of the Revolution, though, he was a man - a minister, in fact, who had endeared himself to the people of Horseneck by journeying over the mountains to preach to them. During the War for Independence not long afterwards, Caldwell earned the nickname "the Fighting Parson" because of his aid to Washington's men as they battled in various parts of Horseneck. Following the Revolution, a local chapel was finally erected - and in memory of the Fighting Parson who had stood with them since colonial times, the citizens of Horseneck in 1798 renamed their home "Caldwell." Caldwell Township flourished throughout the 1800's. Franklin and Westville (what would eventually become known as West Caldwell) began to grow as well. Westville, owned predominantly by the Crane and Harrison families (whose historical homes still exist), was the site of farming lands and the local sawmill. Franklin, on the other hand, was the principal business center of Caldwell Township and had an economy supported by farms, a store, two factories, a cider mill and distillery. By 1904, the population of Caldwell Township had grown and become so spread out that public renovations could never be approved by residents on both sides of town. To alleviate the problem, on February 16, 1904, West Caldwell was incorporated as an individual borough comprised of 3,175 acres and 410 people. Over this century, West Caldwell has come to be considered one of the most beautiful residential areas in all of Essex County. It has been designated since 1982 as a Township.

General Information:

Town Name: West Caldwell
City Hall: West Caldwell Town Hall
Address: 30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell NJ 07006
Phone Number: 973-226-2300
Land Area: 5 square miles
Distance to NYC: 26 miles
Town Website: http://www.westcaldwell.com/
Library Website: http://www.bccls.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric: PSE & G
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 11,414 Population Density / Mile: 2,247
    Median Age: 46.58 Number of Households: 4,191
    Average Household Size: 2.671 Households with Children: 1,321
    Median Household Income: $102,674
  • Population
    Population: 11,414 Population Density / Mile: 2,247
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 1.58% Male Population: 5,483
    Female Population: 5,931 Median Age: 46.58
  • Households
    Number of Households: 4,191 Average Household Size: 2.671
    Households with Children: 1,321 Households without Children: 1,795
    Family Households: 3,116 Non-Family Households: 141
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $102,674 Average Household Income: $130,289
    Per Capita Income: $48,653 Average Total Household Expenditure: $56,511
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 51.9 Average January Low Temperature: 18.9
Average January High Temperature: 36.3 Average July Low Temperature: 62.2
Average July High Temperature: 84.3  
School Information:
GROVER CLEVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
JAMES CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Grover Cleveland Middle (Elementary School) View Report
James Caldwell High Sch (Secondary School) View Report
Jefferson (Elementary School) View Report
Lincoln (Elementary School) View Report
Washington (Elementary School) View Report
Wilson (Elementary School) View Report

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  • Coldwell Banker, Caldwell
  • Office Phone:(973) 226-2577

WEST CALDWELL, NJ Community Information

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