Information about Montclair, New Jersey
Located just over 10 miles from New York City, Montclair is a commuter suburb. As of the 2014 U.S. Census, Montclair had a population of 38,142. Montclair is fairly affluent, with a median household income of $97,907 for the years 2010-2014.
Temperatures in Montclair vary from the average low of 24 in January to an average high of 86 in the July. The township has various parks and nature reserves, including Eagle Rock Reservation and Mills Reservation, both located on the First Watchung Mountains, as well as Yantacaw Brook Park and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.
Montclair also boasts several public sports fields and tennis courts, swimming pools and skating rinks. Additionally, the township has a number of live theater and music venues, including the Montclair Operetta Company and the Wellmont Theatre, with a collection of art galleries in the Bloomfield Avenue downtown area.
Montclair Educational Opportunities
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Montclair State University the 34th best regional university in the North. A public school, Montclair grants bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The university enrolled about 20,000 students, approximately 16,000 of whom were undergraduates, as of Fall 2014.
Although Montclair State University is the only not-for-profit postsecondary school in the city itself, there are 13 other public and private not-for-profit schools within 10 miles of Montclair. These include 4-year schools like Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Seton Hall University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University - Newark. At the 2-year level, schools include Passaic County Community College and Bergen Community College.
Montclair is located in Essex County, which is known as New Jersey's industrial and financial hub. As of 2012, health care and social assistance employed the highest number of Montclair residents, followed by accommodation and food services, retail trade, and professional, scientific and technical services.