NJ

National Population : 333,590,059
New Jersey State Population : 9,202,495

About Princeton, NJ

Princeton, NJ is located in Mercer County in the state of New Jersey.

The total City Population for Princeton is about 31,187 with about 670 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 52,304.

The Average Home Value is $567,450.00, which is roughly 36% higher than the Average Home Value of $365,627.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 67% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $113,648.50, which is roughly 18% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $93,038.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 49% higher than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Princeton is about 3.2%.

New Jersey is ranked #6 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.81 out of 100.

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Voting

Mercer County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 57.86% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 69.38%
Republican: 29.24%
Libertarian: 0.81%
Green: 0.32%
Other: 0.25%


Nearby Locations

Kingston, NJ (2.93 mi.)
Rocky Hill, NJ (3.31 mi.)
Skillman, NJ (3.63 mi.)
Hopewell, NJ (5.25 mi.)
Plainsboro, NJ (5.31 mi.)
West Windsor, NJ (5.51 mi.)
Pennington, NJ (6.05 mi.)
Monmouth Jct, NJ (6.82 mi.)
Belle Mead, NJ (7.03 mi.)
Lawrence Twp, NJ (7.15 mi.)
Lawrence, NJ (7.15 mi.)
Kendall Park, NJ (7.23 mi.)
Hillsborough, NJ (8.00 mi.)
Dayton, NJ (8.23 mi.)
Cranbury, NJ (8.53 mi.)
East Windsor, NJ (8.53 mi.)
Mercerville, NJ (9.26 mi.)
Hamilton Sq, NJ (9.85 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 08540, 08542
Latitude : 40.354528
Longitude : -74.658748
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Northeast
Average Elevation : 184 ft.
Area Code(s) : 609

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.42
Male Population Estimate : 49.12%
Female Population Estimate : 50.88%
Median Age : 31.1
Male Median Age : 30.0
Female Median Age : 32.1

White Population Estimate : 68.00%
Black Population Estimate : 6.32%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 7.49%
Asian Population Estimate : 24.83%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.13%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.54%
Other Population Estimate : 3.30%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Princeton specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Mercer County: About 7 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Mercer County: About 375 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Mercer County is about 45% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 23% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.