Population: 37,005

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 54%
Single 46%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Montclair has a low population density. Montclair is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,871 Montclair
27,441 New York

City Info

Montclair, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Montclair has a population density of 5,871, with 37,005 current residents.

Out of the 37,005 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 54% of the residents are married and 46% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 49% Rain
  • 20% Snow


53°F average temperature

  • 368 years Median home age
  • $514,900 Median home price
  • -12.92% Home appreciation rate
  • 28.54% Annual property tax
  • 52.8%
    Homes owned
  • 42%
    Homes rented
  • 5.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Montclair, the air quality is 19% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 49% rainy, and 20% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Montclair, you should know that 52.8% of homes are owned while 42% of homes are rented, and 5.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $514,900, the median age of homes is 368 years, the annual home appreciation is -12.92% and the annual property tax is 28.54%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Montclair, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Montclair’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Montclair is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 75.91% Democratic, 23.40% Republican, and 0.69% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:12


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 92%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 30%
    Bachelors degree
  • 26%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Montclair, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.90% of residents are unemployed in Montclair (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Montclair residents: 21.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 36.27% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.6% are in the customer service field, 23.7% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 2.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 91.63%, 4.21% of residents have an associate’s degree, 29.92% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 26.48% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Montclair, you should be aware that the average commute time is 37 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Montclair have a few different options. 59% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 22% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.

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