Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Cranford Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 23,972. Cranford Township is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Cranford Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cranford Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Cranford Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cranford Township are highly rated.
About Cranford Township...
Population
23,972

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$463,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,566
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Cranford Township
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Cranford Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    8.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    61.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    626
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Cranford Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,848
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Cranford Township

Places like Cranford Township
More

Cranford Township Reviews

20 reviews
All Categories
Lived here over 10 years and can’t wait to leave. It’s a large clique of the same individuals who all “know each other”, but are unwelcoming to newcomers, and heaven forbid you aren’t white. While not outwardly a racist town, there is definitely and unspoken bias against those of color. Schools are good (though traditional, not progressive), town is safe but absolutely lacking culture as witnessed by its scarcity of genuinely good restaurant offerings and its lack of museums. Is about 45 mins away from NYC by car, which is extremely beneficial to get your culture quota met. Overall, has improved a bit in the past few years, but good luck making connections here unless you meet other newcomers.
Start Your Review of Cranford Township
Rate It!
Growing up in Cranford was hard because of the fact I am a minority. I was usually always the only black person in a classroom. Even though I had some hardships along the way, I am very glad my parents made the effort for a better educational experience. Cranford has definitely molded me into the young lady I am today. My safety is not a concern here and educationally we are advanced than Linden, the previous town I was residing.
Cranford is an incredible town to live in, raise a family, and make a lot of new friends. It's got a small town feel but with the amenities of a larger city. It has a college town vibe in terms of residents that take pride in living here and give back to the community. Really good restaurants and bars to frequent and the commute to NYC via bus or train is more than manageable.