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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cranford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07016 ZIP code.
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.
43% of Cranford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cranford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $792. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,747.
Libraries in Cranford include Cranford Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cranford include Cranford Eagle
Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cranford political report.
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.
Hotels in Cranford include Homewood Suites Cranford NJ.
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