Princeton, New Jersey 

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Population

30,879

+145.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$116,875

Median Home Price

$702,900

Median Age

34.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 5.4

summer / winter

NJ Gifts

Best Places to Live in Princeton, New Jersey

Capital city - Western New Jersey along the Delaware River and Pennsylvania border, 40 miles north of Philadelphia. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Princeton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Princeton, NJ Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Nearby college town
Historic interest
Moderate living costs
Cons
Economy
Long commutes
Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Trenton Metro Area

Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, contains a fairly typical mix of government activities with a strong complement of commercial and industrial activities typically found in Mid-sized Eastern cities. Unlike most New Jersey cities, it is more tied economically to the Delaware Valley and Philadelphia than it is to the New York area, but like many places in the state, the area is characterized by contrasts. Numerous well-preserved historic districts date back to the Revolutionary War. Impoverished areas are also present and there’s a strong working-class element.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: New Jersey
County: Mercer County
Metro Area: Trenton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: Princeton
Zip Codes: 08540 08542
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 56 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Princeton is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Princeton jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Princeton's cost of living is 94.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Princeton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Mercer county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.1% to 29.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Princeton's population is 30,879 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 145.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Princeton is Real Estate: $702,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.1%.

SCHOOLS
Princeton public schools spend $24,145 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11 students per teacher in Princeton. More Education



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Housing Market in Princeton

It's a good time to buy in Princeton. Home Appreciation is up 10.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Princeton is $702,900.

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Reviews for Princeton   5 Reviews
College towns are in a class by themselves - 3/17/2010
Many cities have colleges in them, but Princeton's character and quality of life are very deeply influenced by having such an outstanding school contributing to all... Read More

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Quick response to crime - 4/9/2009
police are very quick to respond and resolve crime problems. very safe place to live. when you feel safe, all other issues are... Read More

Homes are Always in Demand! - 2/21/2008
You'll never lose on a real estate investment in Princeton. It has that cache that people always desire. McCarter Theatre, University concerts, fine dining, great... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
08540 08542

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