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Montclair is a township in Essex County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from French for "bright mountain"
The latitude of Montclair is 40.825N. The longitude is -74.209W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 302 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 38,977.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Montclair 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 07042 ZIP code.
8% of Montclair residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montclair ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Montclair was $44,870, compared with $21,587 nationally.
57% of Montclair residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Montclair include Erwin Park Historic District, First Residential District, Marlboro Park Historic District, Miller Street Historic District, Mountain District, Pine Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Montclair, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $810. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,585.
Libraries in Montclair include Montclair Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Montclair include Montclair Times
Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montclair political report.
Montclair restaurants taking online reservations include Fascino, The Dining Room - Montclair ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Montclair workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Montclair between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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