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Cranford is a township in Union County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for Stephen Crane, an ancester of the well-known author.

The latitude of Cranford is 40.658N. The longitude is -74.3W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,578.


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Median household income
Local
$76,338
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cranford demographic reports
Cranford is on the Rahway River.
Former and merged names include:
· Crane's Mills
· Craneville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000s TV series, "Ed"
· 2004 movie, "Garden State"
· 2005 movie, "Guess Who"
· 2002 movie, "Far from Heaven"
Nearby parks & recreation: Nomahegan Park, Lenape Park, McConnell Park, Sperry Park, Unami Park
Cranford attractions: Sperry Observatory
Historic sites and museums: Cranford Historical Society Museum, Crane-Phillips House, Hanson House
Colleges and universities: Union County College
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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14% of Cranford residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cranford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cranford was $33,283, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Cranford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cranford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $792.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,747.


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Libraries in Cranford include Cranford Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cranford include Cranford Eagle

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

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The average commute time for Cranford workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cranford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Cranford include Homewood Suites Cranford NJ.

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