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

The community was named for James Caldwell, minister

The latitude of West Caldwell is 40.840N. The longitude is -74.302W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,233.


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Median household income
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$83,396
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Caldwell demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "One True Thing"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: West Essex Park
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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12% of West Caldwell residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Caldwell ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Caldwell was $38,345, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in West Caldwell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,130.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,950.


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Libraries in West Caldwell include West Caldwell Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for West Caldwell workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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