A wonderful small town in Union County, NJ.

Welcome to Cranford

Town Information For Cranford NJ 07016

Cranford is a wonderful small town in Union County, NJ. In 2018 the Star ledger selected Cranford as the best downtown in New Jersey, calling it both adorable and snowglobe like. Cranford has a total population of 22,625 according to the 2010 consensus.

Real Estate in Cranford has a median listing price of $479,450. Cranford is known for its cute, quiet, and quaint homes. The average household income in Cranford is right around $76,338. Cranford has a healthy rental market as well filled with people that work around the area, or in New York City. The median rent is roughly $1,700 a month.

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School System

The Cranford School System is incredible when you consider the average price of the township itself. praises the school system by ranking it #28 out of 243 Best School Districts in New Jersey and #14 out of 383 safest school district in New Jersey. The Cranford school system prepares its students extremely well for college. The average student receives a 1250/1600 on their SAT, and a 28/36 on their ACT. The most popular colleges that Cranford students attend are Rutgers University, Penn State, and Montclair State University.


Commuting from Cranford to New York City is a breeze. There are a few public transportation routes by bus, and train that are right in the heart of the downtown. If you choose to commute to New York City by car you are roughly an hour drive away. Cranford is a perfect location if you are working elsewhere in New Jersey. With easy access to any major highway in New Jersey you will be in a very versatile location to thrive in your career.

Living in Cranford, NJ

When you live in Cranford you can expect fine dining, a thriving downtown and a small town culture that fits into your lifestyle. There are plenty of restaurants and activities in Cranford itself, and the neighboring townships. Some of the local favorite spots are the Cranford Canoe Club, and restaurants such as Urban Burger, and the Cranford Hotel. 

Overview for Cranford, NJ

23,823 people live in Cranford, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $66,365. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.7 years

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Around Cranford, NJ

There's plenty to do around Cranford, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pro Elite Nutrition, Canastas Bakery, and Suburban Golf Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 4.74 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.14 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.33 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cranford, NJ

Cranford has 9,029 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cranford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,823 people call Cranford home. The population density is 4,927.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.81 / 50.19%

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Schools in Cranford, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Cranford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Bloomingdale Avenue School
K - 2nd
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Livingston Avenue School
3rd - 5th
St Michael School
PreK - 8th
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9th - 12th
Hillside Avenue School
K - 8th
Brookside Place School
K - 5th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
3rd - 8th
Walnut Avenue School
PreK - 2nd
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Trinity Episcopal Day School
PreK - K
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