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ZIP Code 07042

Zip code area 07042 in Montclair, Essex County, NJ

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Essex County
      County FIPS: 
      Area total: 
    3.781 sq mi
      Area land: 
    3.775 sq mi
      Area water: 
    0.006 sq mi
    672 feet
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
    40.81369, -74.21768

    New Jersey 07042, USA

  •   Population: 
    28,049 individuals
      Population density: 
    110,775.95 people per square miles
      Unemployment rate: 
      Household income: 
    $128,581 average annual income
      Housing units: 
    11,233 residential housing units
      Health insurance: 
    3.6% of residents who report not having health insurance
    0.3% of residents who are veterans

The ZIP 07042 is a Northeast ZIP code and located in the preferred city/town Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey with a population estimated today at about 26.810 peoples. The preferred city may be different from the city where the zip code 07042 is located. Montclair is usually the name of the main post office. When sending a package or mail, always indicate your preferred or accepted cities. Using any city from the list of invalid cities may result in delays.

  • Living in the postal code area 07042 of Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey 50.1% of population who are male and 49.9% who are female.

    The median age for all people, for males & for females based on 2020 Census data. Median is the middle value, when all possible values are listed in order. Median is not the same as Average (or Mean).

  • Household income staggered according to certain income ranges.

    The median commute time of resident workers require for a one-way commute to work in minutes.

    The distribution of different age groups in the population of the zip code area of Montclair, Essex County 07042.

    The percentage distribution of the population by race.

    Estimated residential value of individual residential buildings as a percentage.

    The age of the building does not always say something about the structural condition of the residential buildings.

    The percentage of education level of the population.

Essex County

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Essex County
    40.787210809430846, -74.24706607021025
      Area total: 
    129.42 sq. mi., 335.20 sq. km, 82828.80 acres
      Area land: 
    126.09 sq. mi., 326.56 sq. km, 80694.40 acres
      Area water: 
    3.34 sq. mi., 8.64 sq. km, 2134.40 acres
      Capital seat: 

    Address: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
    Hall Of Records
    Newark, NJ 07102-1735
    Governing Body: Board of Freeholders with 9 board size
    Governing Authority: Home Rule

  • Essex County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
    863,728; Population change: 10.17% (2010 - 2020)
      Population density: 
    6843.5 persons per square mile
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.70% per 373,943 county labor force
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $52.07 B, gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Essex County's population of New Jersey of 833,513 residents in 1930 has increased 1,04-fold to 863,728 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.89% female residents and 48.11% male residents live in as of 2020, 49.16% in Essex County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 50.84% are single population.

    As of 2020, 49.16% in Essex County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 50.84% are single population.

  •   Housing units: 
    334,896 residential units of which 93.44% share occupied residential units.

    33.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Essex County require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    61.34% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.19% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 18.82% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.77% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Essex County, New Jersey 41.13% are owner-occupied homes, another 49.87% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.00% are vacant.

  • The 54.22% of the population in Essex County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 23.400%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 75.910%) of those eligible to vote in Essex County, New Jersey.


Township of Montclair

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Essex County
      County all: 
    Essex | Passaic
      County FIPS: 
    34013 | 34031
    40°49′30″N 74°12′39″W
      Area total: 
    6.25 sq mi (16.17 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.24 sq mi (16.16 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
    299 ft (91 m)
    Incorporated April 15, 1868 (as township) Re; Incorporated February 24, 1894 (as town)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    6,560.0 residents per square mile of area (2,532.8/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

As of the 2020 U.S. census, the township's population was 40,921, reflecting an increase of 3,234 (+8.5%) from the 37,687 counted in the 2010 Census. Montclair was first formed as a township on April 15, 1868, from portions of Bloomfield Township, so that a second railroad could be built to Montclair. It derives its name from the French mont clair, meaning "clear mountain" or "bright mountain" In 1980, after multiple protests filed by Montclair officials regarding inequities built into the federal revenue-sharing system, Montclair passed a referendum changing its name to the "Township of Montclair," becoming the third of more than a dozen Essex County municipalities to reclassify themselves as townships.Montclair, which opened the state's first marijuana dispensary in December 2012, joins Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg Harbor Township and Woodbridge Township as one of the five municipalities (of 565 in the state) in New Jersey that have authorized the sale of medical cannabis. The township is split between two ZIP codes. The central and southern parts of the township are designated 07042. Upper Montclair lies north of Watchung Avenue and has a separate ZIP code, 07043. Because the ZIP codes do not exactly match municipal boundaries, a few homes near the borders with neighboring towns fall into the ZIP code for those communities. The northern border between those two counties is the Broad Rock and Third River.


Montclair is the primary city name, but also Upper Montclair, Upr Montclair are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Township of Montclair. Montclair is on the east side of the First Mountain of the Watchung Mountains. The township has a temperate climate, with warm-to-hot, humid summers and cool to cold winters. Montclair gets approximately 50 inches (1,300 mm) of rain per year, above the United States average of 39 inches (990 mm) Snowfall is common from December to early March, and totals about 30 inches (76 cm) annually. The number of days each year in Montclair with any measurable precipitation is 90; the area has an average of 202 sunny days. Named localities in the township include Church Street, Frog Hollow, South End, Upper Montclair and Watchung Plaza.Montclair borders the municipalities of Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Orange, Verona and West Orange in Essex County; and Clifton and Little Falls in Passaic County. The southern border of Montclair is a straight line between Eagle Rock, on the ridge of the first Watchung Mountain, and the point where Orange Road begins at the foot of Ridgewood Avenue. The eastern border is roughly a straight lines between that point and a point just southwest of where Broad Street crosses the Third River. A few homes in some adjoining municipalities use one of the two ZIP codes assigned to Montclair, as does HackensackUMC Mountainside (07042, formerly known as Mountainside Hospital), whose campus straddles the border with Glen Ridge. Small areas in the southeast of the township fall into the Glen Ridge ZIP code 07028.


Montclair has attracted many New Yorkers. Many residents work for major media organizations in New York City, including The New York Times and Newsweek. The African American population has been stable at around 30% for decades, although it fell from 32% in the 2000 Census to 27% in 2010. The 2010 United States census counted 37,669 people, 15,089 households, and 9,446 families in the township. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $95,696. The per capita income for the township was $53,572 (+/ $2,671). About 4.6% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 4. 6% ofThose age 65 or over. The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.77% White, 32.06% African American, 3.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from two or more races, and 3.12% of. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.12%. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was3.15. The median age was 39.9 years. For every 100 females, the population had 87.2 males. ForEvery 100 females ages 18 and older there were 82.2 Males. The average age was 38.3 years.


Montclair has six distinct commercial zones: Montclair Center, Upper Montclair, South End, Walnut Street, Watchung Plaza, Valley Road and Valley Road. Montclair Brewery is New Jersey's first black-owned microbrewery and Montclair's only operating brewery. The town also has a park, Anderson Park, and a railway station, UpperMontclair, nearby. In the spring, summer, and fall it is home to the Montclair Farmer's Market. In 2009-2010, the area in 2009-2010 saw the opening of several new national and local merchants. In 2015, Montclair Centre won the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There is a post office in Upper Mont Clair, and there is a park in the south end of the town. There are no post offices in the South End or Valley Road commercial zones. The township has a large number of public parks, including Montclair Park, which was built in the early 1900s. It is also home to Montclair High School, which opened in the late 1800s. The school is one of the oldest in the state and is located in the town's central business district. It was built on the site of the former Lackawanna railway station. It has been closed since the mid-1970s and is now home to a number of private schools and a community center. It also has its own post office, which is located on the corner of Watchung Avenue and Park Street.

Arts and culture

Montclair was the setting for some of the stories in the HBO television series The Sopranos, and many Montclair streets, locations and businesses were featured in the show. The township hosted its first annual film festival in 2012 to provide a platform for filmmakers from New Jersey, the US and the world. It has its own art museum, the Montclair Art Museum, and several small galleries. The Montclair Orchestra was formed as a semi-professional orchestra, composed of both professionals and students from top colleges, in 2017. In 2018 Brooke Lea Foster of The New York Times stated that it was one of several "least suburban of suburbs, each one celebrated by buyers there for its culture and hip factor, as much as the housing stock and sophisticated post-city life" Montclair is located 12 miles (19 km) from Midtown Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River. It is one of the oldest public libraries in New Jersey with the largest collection of materials in northern New Jersey. It also hosts one cinema, the Claridge Cinema on Bloomfield Avenue which shows different types of movies from documentaries to small scale indie films. It was the birthplace of the composer of the song "As Time Goes By" Herman Hupfeld, born in Montclair, attended Montclair High School, and lived his life here. He is buried in the Mont Cemetery, now owned by former Whole Theatre Director and civil celebrant Gerald Fierst. The house has a grand living room where soirees held in the late 1930s were attended by such luminaries as Bing Crosby and Mae West.


Montclair State University is home to the New Jersey Pride of Major League Lacrosse. The New Jersey Jackals of the Frontier League play at Yogi Berra Stadium. Montclair Rugby Football Club, also known as the Norsemen, of USA Rugby Division 2 play at Codey Field. The Essex Eagles cricket team, a division III team in the Cricket League of New Jersey. The Montclair Giants ice hockey team, member of the American Amateur Hockey League in 1897-1898 and 1898-1899. New York Red Bulls II, the USL Championship affiliate of the Major League Soccer's New YorkRedBulls, play at Montclair StateUniversity as of 2017. The facility also hosts other hockey leagues and teams and other on-ice sports. The ice rink is actually located in Little Falls on the grounds of Mont Clair State University and is host to its ice hockey club. The stadium has seating for 3,784, plus overflow capacity from 1998 until 2022. The Jackals moved to Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, for the 2014-15 season. They play at codey Field for the 2015-16 season. It is also home to Montclair United Soccer Club, an American Amateur Baseball Association baseball team. The club also plays at the Floyd Hall Arena, an ice rink which is located in the Little Falls area of Montclair. It also hosts the Montclair Athletic Club ice Hockey team, which plays in the American amateur hockey league in 1897, 1898, and 1899.

Parks and recreation

Montclair has 153.9 acres (0.623 km²) of township park land spread over 18 parks. Montclair has 123.8 acres of county park land consisting of five parks. Additional open space includes the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, and many school-owned sports fields, viz., Montclair State University's Sprague Field. The township has 18 public tennis courts, four skating rinks (two of which are indoor), and three public swimming pools. In the spring of 2020, an impromptu skatepark was created by community members on two of the unused tennis courts at Rand Park on North Fullerton Avenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, the township held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially recognize this space as a temporary skatepark. On July 13, 2021, a resolution was unanimously passed by the Township Council to make the space atRand Park a permanent skatepark, but this resolution does not allocate any funds for the skate park. All skating equipment (ramps, rails, etc.) at Rand Game Park has been provided by community member with no financial support from the township. At the beginning of the season, much of this equipment consisted of local materials such as picnic tables and garbage cans. By July 2020, all skating equipment present at Rand Games Park consisted of objects built specifically for skateboarding. Some locals see the park as a negative community influence, one of whom complained that local tennis enthusiasts were not consulted in the decision to convert the courts to a skatepark and that the township has 16 other tennis courts.


Since July 1, 1988, Montclair has been governed under the Council-Manager plan 13 form of municipal government. As of 2022, the Mayor of Montclair is Sean M. Spiller. The Township Council is comprised of six members, of which two council seats are elected from the township at-large and one council seat is elected from each of four wards. New Jersey is represented in the U.S. Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) The 34th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented by Nia Gill (D) and in the General Assembly by Thomas P. Giblin (D), Montclair. Essex County is governed by a directly-elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the Board of County Commissioners. The County Executive is Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (D, Roseland), whose four-year term of office ends December 31, 2022. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is representedby Mikie Sherrill (D). For the 2022-2023 session, the 34th legislative district will be represented by Nia Gill and Britnee Timberlake. The county's board of county commissioners is composed of nine members, five of whom are elected on an at- Large basis. They are elected for three-year concurrent terms and may be re-elected to successive terms at the annual election in November.


As of May 2010, the township had a total of 100.62 miles (161.93 km) of roadways, of which 86.68 miles (139.50 km) were maintained by the municipality and 13.94 miles (22.43 km) by Essex County Road Dept. NJ Transit buses 11, 28, 29, 34, 97, 191 and 705 run through Montclair, most going along the main street, Bloomfield Avenue. Montclair State University has shuttle buses going around its campus. The township operates a jitney in the evening from the Bay Street train station to the southern end of Montclair. Seven NJ Transit Rail stations serve Montclair: Bay Street, Walnut Street, Watchung Avenue, Upper Mont Clair, Mountain Avenue, and Montclair Heights. Only Bay Street station has weekend train service. The first railroad to Montclair was built in 1856 by the Newark and Bloomfield Railroad. The Montclair-Boonton Line, serving New York Penn Station via Hoboken Terminal to the east, and Hackettstown to the west. The Erie and Lackawanna Railroad, which operated for many decades, later merged with the Conrail Railroad to form the Erie-Lackawanna Railroads. In 2002, the two lines were connected with the construction of two new rail stations, connected with Bay Street and the Great Notch area of Little Falls. The Bay Street rail station was closed in 1981 and converted into a large terminal at the end of the line.


Montclair is noted for its historic architecture. It is home to six historic districts listed on the Register of Historic Places of both the state and country as a whole. Works by significant architects include designs by Van Vleck and Goldsmith, Henry Hudson Holly, Charles A. Platt, Alexander Jackson Davis, Dudley Van Antwerp, Effingham R. North, Montrose Morris, and Frances Nelson. Montclair has also housed many hotels, such as the defunct Hotel Montclair. In 2013, plans were announced to bring a new hotel to Montclair, featuring 100 rooms and a liquor license. In 2018, Bobbi Brown, founder and ex-CCO ofBobbi Brown Cosmetics, and her husband, realtor Steven Plofker opened The George, a 32-room boutique hotel on North Mountain Avenue that was originally a private home constructed in 1902. The George is a boutique hotel with 32 rooms and is located in Montclair's historic downtown area. The hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2019. It will be one of the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey. It has been designed by Charles Follen McKim and designed by William McKim, among others. It was built in 1902 and is on the National Register of historic places in the U.S. as well as the New Jersey Register of Landmarks. It also has 92 individually listed landmarks, and two locally designated commercial districts. The town has a population of 3,000.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey = 18.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 1. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Montclair = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 40,921 individuals with a median age of 39.4 age the population dropped by -4.97% in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 6,560.0 residents per square mile of area (2,532.8/km²). There are average 2.53 people per household in the 14,246 households with an average household income of $94,025 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.90% of the available work force and has dropped -3.41% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.38%. The number of physicians in Montclair per 100,000 population = 319.6.


The annual rainfall in Montclair = 49 inches and the annual snowfall = 20.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 124. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 52.75%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36.8 years with median home cost = $514,900 and home appreciation of -12.92%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $28.54 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,947 per student. There are 13.7 students for each teacher in the school, 707 students for each Librarian and 468 students for each Counselor. 4.19% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 29.97% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 26.48% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Montclair's population in Essex County, New Jersey of 13,962 residents in 1900 has increased 2,93-fold to 40,921 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.15% female residents and 46.85% male residents live in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 46.16% are single population.

  • 37.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Montclair require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    58.67% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.60% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 22.02% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.20% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, 52.75% are owner-occupied homes, another 41.85% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.40% are vacant.

  • The 54.22% of the population in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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