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Maplewood is a township in Essex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for maple trees growing near the train station

The latitude of Maplewood is 40.773N. The longitude is -74.273W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 430 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,868.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$79,637
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Maplewood demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Jefferson Village
· Middleville
Developed as a weekend getaway for Newark residents
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 84. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "One True Thing"
· 1998 movie, "Stepmom"
Well-known residents have included:
· Grace Mirabella, fashion editor
· Zach Braff, actor
· Asher Brown Durand, artist
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Maplewood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex 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 07079 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Maplewood residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Maplewood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maplewood was $36,794, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Maplewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $851.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,979.


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Libraries in Maplewood include Hilton Branch, Maplewood Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Maplewood include Maplewood News-Record

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

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

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Maplewood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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