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Essex County, New Jersey

07006, 07007

Page Contents for Caldwell, New Jersey

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Historical Events

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Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Caldwell is approximately 7,373 (2006), 7822 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,396 (2000), 3359 (2010).
The amount of land area in Caldwell is 3.073 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Caldwell is 1.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.002 sq kilometers.
The distance from Caldwell to Washington DC is 200 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Caldwell is positioned 40.83 degrees north of the equator and 74.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Caldwell elevation is 407 feet above sea level.
Caldwell per capita income is $ 34,630 (2000).
Caldwell median income is $ 67,400 (2005).
The Caldwell median home price is $ 410,600 (2005).


in northeastern New Jersey about ten miles from Newark and about 21 miles from New York (Manhattan). Other nearby communities include Essex Fells Borough, West Caldwell, North Caldwell Borough, Roseland Borough, Verona, Fairfield, Cedar Grove and West Orange.
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History & History Related Items

Caldwell is one of three communities here with Caldwell in the name - North Caldwell and West Caldwell. All three are named for a Revolutionary War hero, the Reverend James Caldwell. He helped the soldiers, particularly during the Battle of Springfield when he gave them pages from hymn books to use as wadding for their bullets. Though each of the three communities are separate and are governed separately, they are often referred to as the Caldwells by the local people.

Here is a history page for Caldwell.
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The incorporation of Caldwell



Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, was born here in Caldwell on 18 March 1837. He lived here his first four years. His birthplace is now a museum and open to the public. He is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms of office.
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Caldwell City Government

The Borough of Caldwell
Borough Hall, Provost Square
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-226-6100

Caldwell is governed with a Borough form of municipal government. There is a Mayor and a borough council that has six members. All positions are elected at-large.

Caldwell Historical Events

A bomb fell during a Fourth of July fireworks celebration injuring twenty people. The townspeople raised money to help with their medical expenses.
1897, October
A destructive fire destroyed buildings in a large portion of Bloomfield Avenue. When the buildings were partially replaced, the Hasler Building became the town's first brick building.

Caldwell Chamber

North Essex Chamber of Commerce
3 Fairfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-226-5500

Caldwell Organizations

North Essex Chamber of Commerce
3 Fairfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-226-5500

Caldwell Schools

Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools
Harrison Building
104 Gray Street
West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: 973-228-6979

Caldwell College
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-618-3000
A co-eduational, four-year liberal arts institution Caldwell


The population of Caldwell was:
1930 - 5,144
1940 - 4,932
1950 - 6,270
1960 - 6,942
1970 - 8,677
1980 - 7,624
1990 - 7,549
2000 - 7,584
2006 - 7,373

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 3,362
2000 - 3,396

Median age:
2000 - 39.1 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 61,250
2005 - $ 67,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 228,800
2005 - $ 410,600

Caldwell is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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