All About Montclair, NJ

The workers' comp lawyers in Montclair, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group have presented the following details, highlighting the township and all it has to offer its community.


The township of Montclair is situated in the northern section of Essex County, New Jersey. The community sits at an elevation of 299 feet and covers 4,000 acres. There are 6.4 acres of water, including Second River and Toney's Brook. The surrounding communities are Cedar Grove, Verona, Clifton, Nutley, and West Orange. 


The township was formed in 1868, taking land from Bloomfield Township for the purpose of hosting a second railroad. It was reincorporated into a town in 1894 and was named after the French term meaning clear mountain. Due to financial reasons and desiring to obtain more federal funding, it became a township in 1980, along with a dozen other municipalities seeking more revenue-sharing benefits. 

Arts and Culture

The area was the base for the performance group, Whole Theatre, established in 1971 by actor Louis Zorich and his wife, Olympia Dukakis. Some of the production performed included: 

  • Rose Tattoo
  • Mother Courage
  • Rabelais: a Dramatic Game
  • America at Full Moon

Many theaters, art institutions, and galleries are located within the township. These include:

  • The Montclair Operetta Company
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • George Segal Gallery
  • The Wellmont Theatre


In 1916, the Van Vleck house was built. The house, now the Van Vleck House and Gardens, was built by Joseph Van Vleck, Jr. upon 5.8 acres, and the garden has evolved since. In addition to an edible garden, visitors can tour the following:

  • Wisteria Courtyard
  • Rear Garden
  • Winter Garden
  • Formal Garden 


The population of the township was 37,669 in 2010. The residents made up 15,089 households and 9,446 families. The following is the racial makeup of the townspeople: 

  • 62.16% white 
  • 27.16% African American
  • 7.46% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.16% Native American
  • 3.81% Asian
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 2.19% other races
  • 4.50% two or more races

The community's income median per household was $95,696, and for a family income, it was $126,983. Men averaged $83,589 while women averaged $66,063. The professions most commonly held included:

  • 16.6% Management
  • 11.1% Education
  • 10.7% Sales and Related
  • 9.8% Business
  • 9.3% Administrative
  • 6.9% Entertainment
  • 5.4% Healthcare

To learn more about the neighboring communities: The History of West Caldwell, NJ

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If you are missing an income due to a work-related injury, call the Montclair, NJ workers' comp lawyers at Garden State Justice Group to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call for your free no-obligation consultation.

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Date Published: August 27, 2021
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