Living here offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes.

Welcome to Fanwood

Town Information For Fanwood NJ 07023

Fanwood is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,318 and is one of the most commuter-friendly towns in New Jersey Fanwood’s train station is a local landmark and has direct lines to new york city. Living in Fanwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes.

Homes in Fanwood New Jersey have a median home value of about $422,700 The vast majority of people in Fanwood own their home and have an average household income of $119,000.

School System

Potential students in the Fanwood area have the pleasure of attending the Scotch Plains school system. Students in the elementary school age group will end up at one of six different locations. If you wish to keep your child in the public school system they will attend the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Students of the Scotch Plains Fanwood School System on average receive a 1230/1600 on their SATs and a 28/36 on their ACTs. Some of the most popular college’s students of Scotch Plains-Fanwood go to are Rutgers – New Brunswick, Penn State, The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University.


Fanwood is one of the best commuter towns in New Jersey. It is a very small town of approximately one square mile with its own train station. On top of having its own train station, there are public transportation options that have direct routes to major destinations such as New York City, Washington D.C, and Philadelphia.

Living In Fanwood

Downtown Fanwood has been highly renovated in the past 10 years. Downtown Fanwood’s recent additions are some of the best places in the area. Fanwood is a small town that borders Scotch Plains, Scotch Plains arguably has the best nightlife in Union County. Many of the locals call the two towns “Scotch-Plains-Fanwood” and consider the two towns to be one.

Overview for Fanwood, NJ

7,727 people live in Fanwood, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $69,106. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.5 years

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Around Fanwood, NJ

There's plenty to do around Fanwood, 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 Craft, Sweet n Fancy Emporium, and Hayk Zar Clinical Massage & Qigong Somatics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.33 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.93 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fanwood, NJ

Fanwood has 2,670 households, with an average household size of 2.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fanwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,727 people call Fanwood home. The population density is 5,767.94 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.85 / 54.15%

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Schools in Fanwood, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Fanwood. 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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