Cranford, NJ
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Living in Cranford


Cranford is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,032 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cranford is the 423rd largest community in New Jersey. Cranford has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Cranford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Cranford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cranford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cranford who work in management occupations (16.92%), sales jobs (11.60%), and food service (10.65%).

Overall, Cranford’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In Cranford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.18 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Cranford, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Cranford is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Cranford. 50.60% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cranford in 2018 was $50,724, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $202,896 for a family of four.

Cranford is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cranford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cranford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cranford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cranford include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Cranford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.