Cranford, New Jersey Population 2024

23,377

Cranford is a city located in Union County New Jersey. Cranford has a 2024 population of 23,377. Cranford is currently declining at a rate of -0.9% annually and its population has decreased by -1.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,813 in 2020.

The average household income in Cranford is $186,672 with a poverty rate of 2.79%. The median age in Cranford is 43.1 years: 40.2 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Cranford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cranford was:

  • White: 89.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Asian: 3.77%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Black or African American: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,834.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.83% (-436)
The current population of Cranford, New Jersey is 23,377 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,813.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,31389.41%
Two or more races9764.09%
Asian8983.77%
Other race3351.41%
Black or African American3061.28%
Native American100.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cranford Population by Race

Cranford Population Pyramid 2024

Cranford Median Age

43.1

Total

40.2

Male

45.6

Female

Cranford Adults

There are 18,477 adults, (4,608 of whom are seniors) in Cranford.

Cranford Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cranford Sex Ratio

Female11,96250.18%
Male11,87649.82%

Cranford Population by Age

Cranford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1642.5778.521.5
Married5,4633.26928
Non Family2,7091.1554.245.8
Female6012.769.930.1
Male3912.6670.829.2

3.14

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cranford Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2611.55%
Associates Degree6103.62%
Bachelors Degree6,42838.1%
Graduate Degree4,28325.39%
High School Graduate3,22019.09%
Less Than 9th Grade1951.16%
Some College1,87411.11%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cranford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cranford Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White14,66814,3259,585
Hispanic985942397
Asian731731590
2+ Races581546293
Black28022919
Other Race244222112
Native American10100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.71%.

Cranford Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$94,459$116,797$80,188
Graduate Degree$108,857$136,315$90,507
High School Graduate$58,309$69,533$34,688
Less Than 9th Grade$35,000$41,172$0
Overall$88,442$104,848$76,655
Some College$62,083$70,362$51,929

$88,442

Average Earnings

$104,848

Average Male

$76,655

Average Female

Cranford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cranford Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cranford Language

86.64% of Cranford residents speak only English, while 13.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.34% of the population.

Cranford Language

Cranford Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,5804962.41%
Asian8989911.02%
Hispanic1,409241.7%
Black2112310.9%
Multiple944232.44%
Other32692.76%

2.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.4%

Male Poverty Rate

3.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cranford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cranford is Asian, with 11.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cranford is Hispanic, with 1.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.76%.

Cranford Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.9%
High School6.52%
Some College3.12%
Bachelors or Greater1.64%

Cranford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed11.67%
Male Unemployed9.03%
Male Employed1.38%
Female Employed1.18%

Cranford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cranford Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$194,087$228,405
Households$152,941$186,672
Married Families$203,668$-999,999,999
Non Families$63,741$83,846

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cranford Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cranford Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cranford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cranford Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cranford Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

778

Number of Veterans

732

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam243
First Gulf War99
World War II93
Korea74
Second Gulf War61

Cranford Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+382
65 to 74201
35 to 54116
55 to 6442
18 to 3437

Cranford Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6764.1%
Hispanic615.52%
2+ Races588.83%
Asian172.21%
Other Race166.37%
Black113.72%

Cranford Veterans by Race

Cranford Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cranford Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cranford Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cranford Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cranford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.42%

Born in Cranford

90.13%

Native Born

9.87%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

7.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.13% of Cranford residents were born in the United States, with 67.42% having been born in New Jersey. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cranford Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,317-212-0.94%
202822,529-212-0.93%
202722,741-212-0.92%
202622,953-212-0.92%
202523,165-212-0.91%
202423,377-212-0.9%
202323,589-212-0.89%
202223,801-212-0.88%
202124,0132000.84%
202023,813-252-1.05%
201924,065-36-0.15%
201824,101540.22%
201724,047630.26%
201623,984840.35%
201523,9005682.43%
201423,3321960.85%
201323,1362731.19%
201222,863960.42%
201122,767980.43%
201022,66900%

Cranford Population by Year