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Upper Montclair

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Upper Montclair is a census-designated place (CDP), unincorporated community and neighborhood within Montclair in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for the CDP was 11,565. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 07043. It is often misperceived, even by Montclair residents, to be a separate municipality from Montclair, perhaps aided by this postal designation.HistoryThe area now known as Upper Montclair was first developed in the early 18th century as a rural community known as Speertown, named for John Speer, an early Dutch settler. The area remained a rural hamlet for much of that century. The modern township of Montclair, including Upper Montclair, was incorporated in 1868 from part of Bloomfield Township.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 2.536 square miles (6.569 km2), of which, 2.535 square miles (6.567 km2) of it was land and 0.001 square miles (0.002 km2) of it (0.04%) was water.Upper Montclair is north of Watchung Avenue, covering one-third of Montclair's township area.EducationUpper Montclair is in the township of Montclair and is served by the Montclair Public Schools. More than a quarter of the district's schools are found in Upper Montclair. These include Bradford Elementary and Northeast Elementary, which are two of seven elementary schools in Montclair, and Mt. Hebron Middle School, which is one of three middle schools. Part of Montclair State University's campus is in Upper Montclair.
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