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Fanwood is a borough in Union County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Fannie Wood, daughter of a railroad official

The latitude of Fanwood is 40.640N. The longitude is -74.383W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,257.


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Median household income
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$85,233
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fanwood demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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16% of Fanwood residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fanwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fanwood was $34,804, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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51% of Fanwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fanwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,077.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,754.


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Libraries in Fanwood include Fanwood Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fanwood include Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times

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Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fanwood political report.

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The average commute time for Fanwood workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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