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

The community was named for its location in the Watchung Mountains

The latitude of Mountainside is 40.672N. The longitude is -74.357W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 151 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,659.


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Median household income
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$97,195
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mountainside demographic reports
Settled by miners from Cornwall, England
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.1 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Watchung Reservation, Echo Lake Park
Historic sites and museums: Trailside Nature & Science Center, Deacon Andrew Hetfield House
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 Mountainside residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mountainside ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mountainside was $47,474, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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48% of Mountainside residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mountainside, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $916.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,009.


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Libraries in Mountainside include Mountainside Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mountainside include Summit Observer

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

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The average commute time for Mountainside workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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