North Caldwell, New Jersey

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of North Caldwell
Map of North Caldwell in Essex County. Inset: Location of essex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of North Caldwell in Essex County. Inset: Location of essex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of North Caldwell, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of North Caldwell, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°51′52″N 74°15′36″W / 40.864496°N 74.259989°W / 40.864496; -74.259989Coordinates: 40°51′52″N 74°15′36″W / 40.864496°N 74.259989°W / 40.864496; -74.259989[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Essex
Incorporated March 31, 1898
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Joseph H. Alessi (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator Mel Levine[4]
 • Clerk Nancy A. Pravata (acting)[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 3.016 sq mi (7.811 km2)
 • Land 3.011 sq mi (7.799 km2)
 • Water 0.005 sq mi (0.012 km2)  0.15%
Area rank 334th of 566 in state
15th of 22 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 420 ft (130 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10][11]
 • Total 6,183
 • Estimate (2012[12]) 6,340
 • Rank 337th of 566 in state
20th of 22 in county[13]
 • Density 2,053.2/sq mi (792.7/km2)
 • Density rank 289th of 566 in state
19th of 22 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07006 - Caldwell[14]
Area code(s) 201 and 862/973[15]
FIPS code 3401352620[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0878839[18][2]
Website www.northcaldwell.org

North Caldwell is a borough in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, United States, and a suburb of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,183,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 1,192 (-16.2%) from the 7,375 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 669 (+10.0%) from the 6,706 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

North Caldwell was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 31, 1898, from portions of Caldwell Township (now known as Fairfield Township).[20] In 1982, North Caldwell became a township to take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies.[21] Effective January 1, 1992, it again became a borough.[22]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked North Caldwell as its 10th best place to live in its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[23]

The former Essex County Penitentiary, constructed in 1872 and last used as the Essex County Jail Annex in 2004, was sold to K. Hovnanian and will be redeveloped with housing. Since 1920, the inmates at the jail had been included in the borough's population statistics by the Census Bureau.[24]

Geography[edit]

North Caldwell is located at 40°51′52″N 74°15′36″W / 40.864496°N 74.259989°W / 40.864496; -74.259989 (40.864496,-74.259989). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.016 square miles (7.811 km2), of which, 3.011 square miles (7.799 km2) of it is land and 0.005 square miles (0.012 km2) of it (0.15%) is water.[1][2]

The borough is bordered by Little Falls, Wayne, Fairfield Township, Cedar Grove, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells and Verona.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 297
1910 595 100.3%
1920 683 14.8%
1930 1,492 118.4%
1940 1,572 5.4%
1950 1,781 13.3%
1960 4,163 133.7%
1970 6,733 61.7%
1980 5,832 −13.4%
1990 6,706 15.0%
2000 7,375 10.0%
2010 6,183 −16.2%
Est. 2012 6,340 [12] 2.5%
Population sources: 1900-1920[25]
1900-1910[26] 1910-1930[27]
1930-1990[28] 2000[29][30] 2010[8][9][10][11]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,183 people, 2,092 households, and 1,820 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,053.2 per square mile (792.7 /km2). There were 2,134 housing units at an average density of 708.6 per square mile (273.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.69% (5,669) White, 0.73% (45) Black or African American, 0.03% (2) Native American, 5.73% (354) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.49% (30) from other races, and 1.34% (83) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.21% (260) of the population.[8]

There were 2,092 households, of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.19.[8]

In the borough, 27.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.8 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $151,953 (with a margin of error of +/- $28,824) and the median family income was $178,750 (+/- $38,265). Males had a median income of $140,729 (+/- $14,382) versus $74,750 (+/- $15,480) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $71,798 (+/- $8,574). About 0.0% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.[31]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 7,375 people, 2,070 households, and 1,834 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,464.6 people per square mile (952.3/km2). There were 2,108 housing units at an average density of 704.5 per square mile (272.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 79.63% White, 14.51% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.71% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.[29][30]

There were 2,070 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.4% were non-families. 9.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.23.[29][30]

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 118.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.2 males.[29][30]

The median income for a household in the borough was $117,395, and the median income for a family was $125,465. Males had a median income of $87,902 versus $47,904 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $48,249. About 0.8% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.[29][30]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

North Caldwell is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.[6]

As of 2013, the Mayor of North Caldwell is Joseph Alessi, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014. Members of the Borough Council (with council assignments and term-end dates in parentheses) are Council President James Campbell (Public Safety, 2013), Frank Astorino (Finance, 2015), John Smith (Public Works, 2014), Patricia Fost (Recreation, 2015), Arthur Rees (Personnel, 2013) and Cynthia Santomauro (Legal & Ordinance, 2014).[5][32]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

North Caldwell is located in the 11th Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 26th state legislative district.[9][34][35] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, North Caldwell had been in the 27th state legislative district.[36]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[37] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[40][41]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 26th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Pennacchio (R, Montville) and in the General Assembly by BettyLou DeCroce (R, Parsippany-Troy Hills) and Jay Webber (R, Morris Plains) and [42][43] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[44] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[45]

Essex County is governed by a directly-elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.[46] As of 2014, the County Executive is Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.[47] The county's Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of nine members, four elected on an at-large basis and one from each of five wards, who serve three-year terms of office on a concurrent basis, all of which end December 31, 2014.[46][48][49] Essex County's Freeholders are Freeholder President Blonnie R. Watson (at large; Newark)[50], Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold (at large; Livingston)[51], Rufus I. Johnson (at large; Newark)[52], Gerald W. Owens (At large; South Orange, filling the vacant seat after the resignation of Donald Payne, Jr.)[53] Rolando Bobadilla (District 1 - Newark's North and East Wards, parts of Central and West Wards; Newark)[54], D. Bilal Beasley (District 2 - Irvington, Maplewood and Newark's South Ward and parts of West Ward; Irvington)[55], Carol Y. Clark (District 3 - East Orange, Newark's West and Central Wards, Orange and South Orange; East Orange)[56] and Leonard M. Luciano (District 4 - Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Millburn, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange; West Caldwell),[57] and Brendan W. Gill (District 5 - Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Nutley; Montclair).[58][59][60] Constitutional elected countywide are County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin (West Caldwell, 2015),[61] Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura (2015)[62] and Surrogate Theodore N. Stephens, II (2016).[63][48][64]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,712 registered voters in North Caldwell, of which 1,123 (23.8%) were registered as Democrats, 1,591 (33.8%) were registered as Republicans and 1,994 (42.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties.[65]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 56.8% of the vote here (2,047 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.5% (1,495 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (25 votes), among the 3,603 ballots cast by the borough's 4,704 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.6%.[66] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 58.9% of the vote here (2,137 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 40.4% (1,465 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (15 votes), among the 3,628 ballots cast by the borough's 4,502 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 80.6.[67]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 60.6% of the vote here (1,495 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 32.0% (789 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.4% (157 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (8 votes), among the 2,469 ballots cast by the borough's 4,695 registered voters, yielding a 52.6% turnout.[68]

History[edit]

North Caldwell was part of the Horseneck Tract, which was an area that consisted of what are now the municipalities of Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Fairfield, Verona, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Roseland, and portions of Livingston and West Orange. In 1702, settlers purchased the 14,000 acres (57 km2) Horseneck Tract — so-called because of its irregular shape that suggested a horse's neck and head — from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans for goods equal to $325. This purchase encompassed much of western Essex County, from the First Mountain to the Passaic River.[69]

Education[edit]

The North Caldwell Public Schools serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[70]) are Grandview School[71] for grades PreK-3 (380 students; Michael Stefanelli, Principal) and Gould School[72] for grades 4-6 (281 students; Chris Checchetto, Principal).[73][74][75]

North Caldwell is home to the West Essex Regional School District, which also serves public school students from Fairfield, Essex Fells and Roseland in Grades 7-12.[76][77] Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[78]) are West Essex Regional Middle School[79] (grades 7-8; 564 students) and West Essex High School[80] (grades 9-12; 1,025 students).[81]

Popular culture connections[edit]

In The Sopranos, Tony Soprano and his family reside in this North Caldwell house

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of North Caldwell include:

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