Mercer County, New Jersey

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The New Jersey State House and its golden dome at Trenton in 2006.
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Nickname(s): 
The Capital County [1]
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Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
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New Jersey's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°17′N74°42′W / 40.28°N 74.70°W / 40.28; -74.70 Coordinates: 40°17′N74°42′W / 40.28°N 74.70°W / 40.28; -74.70
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of New Jersey.svg  New Jersey
Founded1838
Named for Continental Army General Hugh Mercer
Seat Trenton [2]
Largest municipality Hamilton Township (population)
Hopewell Township (area)
Area
  Total228.89 sq mi (592.8 km2)
  Land224.56 sq mi (581.6 km2)
  Water4.33 sq mi (11.2 km2)  1.89%
Population
 (2010)
  Total366,513
  Estimate 
(2018)
369,811
  Density1,600/sq mi (620/km2)
Congressional districts 4th, 12th
Website www.mercercounty.org

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Trenton, the state capital. [2] The county constitutes the Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area [3] and is considered part of the New York Metropolitan Area by the United States Census Bureau, [4] [5] [6] but also directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is included within the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. [7] As of the 2018 Census estimate, the county's population was 369,811, making it the state's 12th-most populous county, [8] [9] [10] an increase of 2.2% from the 2010 United States Census, when its population was enumerated at 366,513, [11] in turn an increase of 15,752 (4.5%) from the 350,761 enumerated in the 2000 Census, [12] retaining its position as the 12th-most populous county in the state. [13] [14]

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The county was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 22, 1838, from portions of Burlington County (including Nottingham Township), Hunterdon County (including Ewing Township, Lawrence Township, Trenton City and portions of Hopewell Township), and Middlesex County (including West Windsor Township and portions of East Windsor Township). [15] The former Keith Line bisects the county and is the boundary between municipalities that previously had been separated into West Jersey and East Jersey. It was named for Continental Army General Hugh Mercer, who died as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. [16] The Mercer Oak, against which the dying general rested as his men continued to fight, appears on the county seal and stood for 250 years until it collapsed in 2000. [17]

Mercer County is home to Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, the Institute for Advanced Study, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State University and Mercer County Community College. [18] Trenton-Mercer Airport, in Ewing Township, is a commercial and corporate aviation airport serving Mercer County and its surrounding vicinity. The official residence of the governor of New Jersey, known as Drumthwacket, is located in Princeton, and is listed on both the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

History

Trenton-New Brunswick Turnpike, the future U.S. Route 1 through Mercer County, 1904 1904 US Route 1 big.JPG
Trenton-New Brunswick Turnpike, the future U.S. Route 1 through Mercer County, 1904
Holder Tower in Princeton University, one of the world's most prominent research universities Princeton (6035183309).jpg
Holder Tower in Princeton University, one of the world's most prominent research universities

Founded February 22, 1838, from portions of surrounding counties, Mercer County has a historical impact that reaches back to the pivotal battles of the American Revolutionary War. On the night of December 25–26, 1776, General George Washington led American forces across the Delaware River to attack the Hessian forces in the Battle of Trenton on the morning of December 26, also known as the First Battle of Trenton. Following the battle, Washington crossed back to Pennsylvania. He crossed a third time in a surprise attack on the forces of General Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek, on January 2, 1777, also known as the Second Battle of Trenton, and at the Battle of Princeton on January 3. The successful attacks built morale among the pro-independence colonists. [20]

Mercer County has the distinction of being the famed landing spot for a fictional Martian invasion of the United States. In 1938, in what has become one of the most famous American radio plays of all time, Orson Welles acted out his The War of the Worlds invasion. His imaginary aliens first "landed" at what is now West Windsor Township. A commemorative monument is erected at Grover's Mill park. [21]

There were 27 Mercer County residents killed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan. A 10-foot (3.0 m) long steel beam weighing one ton was given to the county by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in March 2011 and is now displayed at Mercer County Park. [22]

Geography

Mercer County, New Jersey
Interactive map of Mercer County, New Jersey

According to the 2010 Census, Mercer County had a total area of 228.89 square miles (592.8 km2), including 224.56 square miles (581.6 km2) of land (98.1%) and 4.33 square miles (11.2 km2) of water (1.9%). [23]

The county is generally flat and low-lying on the inner coastal plain with a few hills closer to the Delaware River. Baldpate Mountain, near Pennington, is the highest hill, at 480 feet (150 m) above sea level. [24] The lowest point is at sea level along the Delaware.

Climate

Most of Mercer has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) except for lower areas of Trenton and along the Delaware in Hamilton Township where a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) exists. The hardiness zones are 6b and 7a.

Climate data for Princeton Municipal Court, Mercer County, NJ (1981-2010 Averages)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)39.1
(3.9)
42.6
(5.9)
50.8
(10.4)
62.7
(17.1)
72.5
(22.5)
81.6
(27.6)
86.0
(30.0)
84.2
(29.0)
77.2
(25.1)
65.9
(18.8)
55.0
(12.8)
43.7
(6.5)
63.5
(17.5)
Daily mean °F (°C)30.5
(−0.8)
33.3
(0.7)
40.8
(4.9)
51.4
(10.8)
61.0
(16.1)
70.4
(21.3)
75.1
(23.9)
73.5
(23.1)
66.1
(18.9)
54.6
(12.6)
45.1
(7.3)
35.4
(1.9)
53.2
(11.8)
Average low °F (°C)22.0
(−5.6)
24.1
(−4.4)
30.7
(−0.7)
40.1
(4.5)
49.5
(9.7)
59.2
(15.1)
64.2
(17.9)
62.8
(17.1)
55.0
(12.8)
43.3
(6.3)
35.3
(1.8)
27.0
(−2.8)
42.9
(6.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm)3.41
(87)
2.69
(68)
4.07
(103)
4.14
(105)
4.19
(106)
4.25
(108)
5.40
(137)
4.02
(102)
4.36
(111)
4.00
(102)
3.71
(94)
4.03
(102)
48.27
(1,226)
Average relative humidity (%)66.062.358.358.263.067.467.570.071.270.268.467.865.9
Average dew point °F (°C)20.5
(−6.4)
21.8
(−5.7)
27.3
(−2.6)
37.2
(2.9)
48.3
(9.1)
59.1
(15.1)
63.6
(17.6)
63.1
(17.3)
56.5
(13.6)
45.1
(7.3)
35.3
(1.8)
25.8
(−3.4)
42.1
(5.6)
Source: PRISM Climate Group [28]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1840 21,502
1850 27,99230.2%
1860 37,41933.7%
1870 46,38624.0%
1880 58,06125.2%
1890 79,97837.7%
1900 95,36519.2%
1910 125,65731.8%
1920 159,88127.2%
1930 187,14317.1%
1940 197,3185.4%
1950 229,78116.5%
1960 266,39215.9%
1970 304,11614.2%
1980 307,8631.2%
1990 325,8245.8%
2000 350,7617.7%
2010 366,5134.5%
Est. 2018369,811 [29] 0.9%
Historical sources: 1790-1990 [30]
1970-2010 [14] 2000 [12] 2010-2018 [11]

Census 2010

The 2010 United States Census counted 366,513 people, 133,155 households, and 89,480.160 families in the county. The population density was 1,632.2 per square mile (630.2/km2). There were 143,169 housing units at an average density of 637.6 per square mile (246.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 61.39% (225,011) White, 20.28% (74,318) Black or African American, 0.33% (1,194) Native American, 8.94% (32,752) Asian, 0.08% (295) Pacific Islander, 6.24% (22,856) from other races, and 2.75% (10,087) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.09% (55,318) of the population. [11]

The 133,155 households accounted 31.4% with children under the age of 18 living with them; 48.2% were married couples living together; 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16. [11]

In the county, the population age was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females, the population had 95.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93 males. [11]

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census [31] there were 350,761 people, 125,807 households, and 86,303 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,552 people per square mile (599/km²). There were 133,280 housing units at an average density of 590 per square mile (228/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.48% White, 19.81% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 4.94% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 4.29% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 9.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [12] [32] Among those residents listing their ancestry, 15.4% of residents indicated that they were of Italian, 13.1% Irish, 11.8% German, 8.0% Polish and 8.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. [32] [33]

There were 125,807 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.16. [12]

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males. [12]

The median income for a household in the county was $56,613, and the median income for a family was $68,494. Males had a median income of $47,444 versus $34,788 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,914. About 5.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over. [32] [34]

Economy

Based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Mercer County had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $28.5 billion in 2018, which was ranked 9th in the state and represented an increase of 2.3% from the previous year. [35]

In 2015, the county had a per capita personal income of $63,247, the sixth-highest in New Jersey and ranked 121st of 3,113 counties in the United States. [36] [37] Mercer County stands among the highest-income counties in the United States, with the Bureau of Economic Analysis having ranked the county as having the 78th-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States (and the sixth-highest in New Jersey) as of 2009. [38]

Law and government

Mercer County Courthouse in Trenton 2014-08-30 11 07 51 View of Mercer County Court House in Trenton, New Jersey from the east.JPG
Mercer County Courthouse in Trenton
Drumthwacket, the official residence of the governor of New Jersey, is located in Princeton and is listed on both the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. Drumthwacket1.jpg
Drumthwacket, the official residence of the governor of New Jersey, is located in Princeton and is listed on both the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

Mercer County has a county executive form of government, in which the Mercer County Executive performs executive functions, administering the operation of the county, and a Board of Chosen Freeholders acts in a legislative capacity. [39] The county executive is directly elected to a four-year term of office. The seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders is elected at-large to serve three-year staggered terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election each year. The Board is led by a Freeholder Chair and Vice-Chair, selected from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January. The Freeholder Board establishes policy and provides a check on the powers of the County Executive. The Board approves all county contracts and gives advice and consent to the County Executive's appointments of department heads, and appointments to boards and commissions. The Freeholder Board votes to approve the budget prepared by the Executive after review and modifications are made. [40] In 2016, freeholders were paid $29,763 and the freeholder director was paid an annual salary of $31,763. [41] That year, the county executive was paid $164,090 per year. [42]

As of 2017, the County Executive is Democrat Brian M. Hughes of Princeton, who was re-elected to a fourth four-year term in November 2015 and is serving a term of office ending December 31, 2019. [43] Mercer County's Freeholders are: [44] [45] [46] [47]

Melker was appointed in September 2018 following the resignation of Anthony Verrelli (D, Hopewell Towship) [55] who was appointed to the New Jersey General Assembly on August 5, 2018. [56] [57]

Pursuant to Article VII Section II of the New Jersey State Constitution, each county in New Jersey is required to have three elected administrative officials known as "constitutional officers." These officers are the County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term). [58] Mercer County's constitutional officers are:

Law enforcement on the county level is provided by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office. The Mercer County Prosecutor is Angelo J. Onofri of Hamilton Township, who took office in December 2016 after being nominated by Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and being confirmed by the New Jersey Senate. [65] [66]

Mercer County constitutes Vicinage 7 of the Superior Court of New Jersey. [67] The vicinage is seated at the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse, located at 400 South Warren Street in Trenton. [67] The vicinage has additional facilities for the Civil, Special Civil, General Equity, and Family Parts at the Mercer County Civil Courthouse, located at 175 South Broad Street, also in Trenton. [67] The Assignment Judge for Mercer County is Mary C. Jacobson. [67]

Portions of the 4th and 12th Congressional Districts cover the county. [68] [69] For the 116th United States Congress , New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Chris Smith ( R , Hamilton Township ). [70] [71] For the 116th United States Congress , New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Bonnie Watson Coleman ( D , Ewing Township ). [72] [73]

The county is part of the 14th, 15th, and 16th Districts in the New Jersey Legislature. [74]

Politics

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [75]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 29.2% 46,19366.3% 104,7754.5% 7,090
2012 30.5% 47,35567.2% 104,3772.3% 3,623
2008 31.3% 50,22367.3% 107,9261.4% 2,229
2004 37.9% 56,60461.3% 91,5800.9% 1,326
2000 34.4% 46,67061.4% 83,2564.2% 5,633
1996 30.8% 40,55958.9% 77,64110.3% 13,526
1992 34.8% 50,47349.1% 71,38316.1% 23,404
1988 48.3% 65,38450.8% 68,7120.9% 1,249
1984 51.6% 71,19548.1% 66,3980.4% 528
1980 41.6% 53,45047.4% 60,88811.1% 14,244
1976 44.7% 58,45353.2% 69,6212.1% 2,782
1972 52.0% 69,30346.7% 62,1801.3% 1,708
1968 36.1% 45,35450.4% 63,21813.5% 16,957
1964 28.7% 35,08171.2% 86,9850.1% 148
1960 38.7% 46,92461.2% 74,1660.2% 179
1956 51.4% 56,02948.3% 52,6840.4% 392
1952 46.4% 50,42353.2% 57,7510.5% 488
1948 42.3% 37,79455.6% 49,6902.2% 1,952
1944 41.2% 36,84458.6% 52,3830.2% 144
1940 42.5% 37,19057.3% 50,1210.3% 222
1936 37.8% 29,28361.5% 47,7020.8% 579
1932 50.4% 33,71545.3% 30,2844.3% 2,880
1928 59.2% 41,05640.3% 27,9080.5% 374
1924 59.5% 30,68928.4% 14,63912.1% 6,223
1920 63.5% 29,62633.7% 15,7132.9% 1,344
1916 55.8% 14,21341.7% 10,6212.6% 659
1912 26.9% 5,67636.8% 7,77336.3% 7,671
1908 59.0% 14,94136.7% 9,2884.3% 1,100
1904 60.6% 14,90034.7% 8,5284.7% 1,158
1900 61.7% 13,87834.9% 7,8613.4% 769
County CPVI: D+18

Mercer County is a reliably Democratic county; it has gone for Republicans only thrice (1956, 1972, 1984) since 1936. In each presidential election of the 21st century, the Democratic candidate earned at least 60% of the vote. In the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, John Kerry carried Mercer County by a 23.4% margin over George W. Bush, with Kerry carrying the state by 6.7% over Bush. [76] In 2008, the county voted for Barack Obama by a 35.4% margin over John McCain, with Obama winning New Jersey by 14.4% over McCain. [77]

Transportation

The Delaware and Raritan Canal in Hopewell Township Canal in Hopewell.JPG
The Delaware and Raritan Canal in Hopewell Township
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Nassau Street in Princeton

Roads and highways

Mercer County has county routes, state routes, U.S. Routes and Interstates that all pass through. As of 2010, the county had a total of 1,524.30 miles (2,453.12 km) of roadways, of which 1,216.48 miles (1,957.73 km) were maintained by the local municipality, 175.80 miles (282.92 km) by Mercer County, 118.99 miles (191.50 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 13.03 miles (20.97 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. [78]

The county roads that traverse through are County Route 518 (only in the Hopewells), County Route 524, County Route 526, County Route 533, County Route 535, County Route 539, County Route 546, County Route 569, County Route 571 and County Route 583.

The state routes that pass through Mercer are Route 27 (only in Princeton), Route 29, Route 31, Route 33, Route 129, and Route 133 (only in East Windsor). There are three US Routes that pass through Mercer County: U.S. Route 1 (which bisects the county), U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206.

Mercer County houses a few limited access roads, such as Interstate 295, Interstate 195, and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95). Mercer is the only county in the state that hosts I-95 and both its auxiliary routes. Two turnpike interchanges are located in Mercer: Exit 7A in Robbinsville Township and Exit 8 in East Windsor.

Before 2018, Interstate 95 abruptly ended at the interchange with US 1 in Lawrence Township, and became I-295 south. Signs directed motorists to the continuation of I-95 by using I-295 to I-195 east to the New Jersey Turnpike. This was all due in part to the cancellation of the Somerset Freeway that was supposed to go from Hopewell Township in Mercer County up to Franklin Township in Somerset County. [79]

The section of I-95 west of the US 1 interchange in Lawrence was re-numbered as part of I-295 in March 2018, six months before a direct interchange with Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened. [80] This planned interchange indirectly prompted another project: the New Jersey Turnpike Authority extended the 'dual-dual' configuration (inner car lanes and outer truck / bus / car lanes) to Interchange 6 in Mansfield Township, Burlington County from its former end at Interchange 8A in Monroe Township, Middlesex County. This widening was completed in early November 2014. [81]

Public transportation

Mercer hosts several NJ Transit stations, including Trenton, Hamilton and Princeton Junction on the Northeast Corridor Line, as well as Princeton on the Princeton Branch. [82] SEPTA provides rail service to Center City Philadelphia from Trenton and West Trenton. Long-distance transportation is provided by Amtrak train service along the Northeast Corridor through the Trenton Transit Center.

NJ Transit's River Line connects Trenton to Camden, with three stations in the county, all within Trenton city limits, at Cass Street, Hamilton Avenue and at the Trenton Transit Center. [83]

Mercer County's only commercial airport, and one of three in the state, is Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing Township, which is served by Frontier Airlines, offering nonstop service to and from points nationwide. [84]

Municipalities

Index map of Mercer County municipalities (click to see index) Mercer County, New Jersey Municipalities.png
Index map of Mercer County municipalities (click to see index)

Municipalities in Mercer County (with 2010 Census data for population, housing units and area) are: [85]

Municipality
(with map key)
Municipal
type
PopulationHousing
Units
Total
Area (sq. mi.)
Water
Area (sq. mi.)
Land
Area (sq. mi.)
Pop.
Density (pop./sq. mi.)
Housing
Density (houses/sq. mi.)
Communities [86]
East Windsor Township (6)township27,19010,85115.740.1015.651,737.6693.4

Allens Station, Eiler Corner, Etra, Hickory Corner, Locust Corner, Millstone, Twin Rivers CDP (7,443)

Ewing Township (11)township35,79013,92615.600.3515.252,346.9913.2 Altura, Braeburn Heights, Briarcrest, Briarwood, Churchill Green, Ewing, Ewing Park, Ewingville, Fernwood, Ferry Road Manor, Fleetwood Village, Glendale, Green Curve Heights, Hampton Hills, Heath Manor, Hickory Hill Estates, Hillwood Lakes, Hillwood Manor, Mountainview, Parkway Village, Prospect Heights, Prospect Park, Scudders Falls, Shabakunk Hills, Sherbrooke Manor, Somerset, Spring Meadows, Village on the Green, Weber Park, West Trenton, Wilburtha, Wynnewood Manor
Hamilton Township (8)township88,46436,17040.390.9039.492,240.2915.9 Briar Manor, Broad Street Park, Chewalla Park, Creston, Deutzville, Duck Island, East Trenton Heights, Edgebrook, Extonville, Golden Crest, Groveville CDP (2,945), Haines Corner, Hamilton Square CDP (12,784), Hutchinson Mills, Lakeside Park, Maple Shade, Mercerville CDP (13,230), North Crosswicks, Nottingham, Pond Run, Quaker Bridge, Quaker Gardens, Rosemont, The Orchards, Trenton Gardens, Warner Village, White Horse CDP (9,494), Yardville CDP (7,186), Yardville Heights
Hightstown (5)borough5,4942,1081.240.031.214,536.01,740.4
Hopewell (1)borough1,9228170.700.000.702,735.21,162.7
Hopewell Township (12)township17,3046,55158.910.8858.03298.2112.9 Akers Corner, Baldwins Corner, Bear Tavern, Centerville, Coopers Corner, Glenmoore, Harbourton, Harts Corner, Marshalls Corner, Moore, Mount Rose, Pleasant Valley, Stoutsburg, Titusville, Washington Crossing, Woodsville
Lawrence Township (10)township33,47213,23922.060.2521.811,534.8607.1 Bakersville, Clarksville, Colonial Lakelands, Coxs Corner, Eldridge Park, Franklin Corner, Harneys Corner, Lawrence Station, Lawrenceville CDP (3,887), Lewisville, Port Mercer, Princessville, Quaker Bridge, Rosedale, Slackwood, Sturwood Hamlet
Pennington (2)borough2,5851,0830.960.000.962,703.91,132.8
Princeton [note 1] (3)borough28,57210,30218.360.4317.931,593.53574.6 Cedar Grove, Port Mercer, Princeton North
Robbinsville Township (7)township13,6425,27720.490.1820.32671.5259.7Known as Washington Township until November 2007
Allens Station, Carsons Mills, Hillside Terrace, Meadows Terrace, New Canton, New Sharon, Pages Corners, Robbinsville CDP (3,041), Windsor
Trenton (4)city84,91333,0358.160.517.6511,101.94,319.2 Battle Monument, Berkeley Square, Cadwalader Heights, Central West, Chambersburg, Chestnut Park, Coalport/North Clinton, Downtown Trenton, Duck Island, East Trenton, Ewing/Carroll, Fisher/Richey/Perdicaris, Franklin Park, Glen Afton, Greenwood/Hamilton, Hanover/Academy, Hillcrest, Hiltonia, Lamberton, North 25, North Trenton, Parkside, Pennington/Prospect, South Trenton, Stuyvesant/Prospect, The Island, Top Road, Villa Park, West End, Wilbur
West Windsor Township (9)township27,1659,81026.270.7125.561,062.6383.7

Berrien City, Clarksville, Dutch Neck, Edinburg, Edinburg Park, Golf View Manor, Grover's Mill, Old Mill Farms, Penns Neck, Port Mercer, Post Corner, Princeton Colonial Park, Princeton Estates, Princeton Ivy East, Princeton Junction CDP (2,465), Sherbrook Estates

Mercer Countycounty366,513143,169228.894.33224.561,632.2637.6

Sports

Mercer County has a number of large parks. The largest, Mercer County Central Park is the home for the US Olympic Rowing Team's training center. [88]

Mercer County is also the home of the minor league baseball team, the Trenton Thunder (Eastern League Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees) and the Trenton Freedom of the Professional Indoor Football League. The minor league hockey team, the Trenton Titans, established in 1999 and operating as the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms, disbanded before the start of the 2013–14 season. [89]

Collegiate athletics

Mercer County is also home to several college athletic programs.

Mercer County is home to two NCAA DI schools. Rider University competes as the Rider Broncs in the MAAC. For wrestling, Rider is a member of the Eastern Wrestling League.

The College of New Jersey Lions compete in the NCAA DIII as a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. [90] [91]

Mercer County Community College competes as the Mercer Vikings as a member of the Garden State Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The Princeton Tigers compete in the Ivy League.

See also

Notes

  1. Princeton Township and Princeton Borough merged on January 1, 2013. The data is tabulated from the sum of the two municipalities' 2010 populations and areas. Though it has a borough form of government, the municipality type is classified by the state government as "other." [87]

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Camden County, New Jersey County in New Jersey

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Burlington County, New Jersey County in New Jersey

Burlington County is a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The county is the largest in New Jersey by area. Its county seat is Mount Holly. As of the 2018 Census Bureau estimate, the county's population was 445,384, making it the 11th-largest of the state's 21 counties, representing a 0.4% decrease from the 2010 United States Census, when the population was enumerated at 448,734, in turn an increase of 25,340 (6.0%) from the 423,394 enumerated in the 2000 Census. The most-populous place was Evesham Township, with 45,538 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Washington Township covered 102.71 square miles (266.0 km2), the largest area of any municipality in Burlington County.

East Windsor Township, New Jersey Township in New Jersey

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Ewing Township, New Jersey Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States

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Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey Township in New Jersey, United States

Hamilton Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The township is within the New York metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 88,464, reflecting an increase of 1,355 (+1.6%) from the 87,109 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 556 (+0.6%) from the 86,553 counted in the 1990 Census. The township was the state's 9th-largest municipality, after having been ranked 10th in 2000. The township is located immediately east of the city of Trenton, the state's capital.

Hightstown, New Jersey Borough in New Jersey, United States

Hightstown is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,494, reflecting an increase of 278 (+5.3%) from the 5,216 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 90 (+1.8%) from the 5,126 counted in the 1990 Census.

Hopewell, New Jersey Borough in New Jersey, United States

Hopewell is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,922, reflecting a decline of 113 (-5.6%) from the 2,035 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 67 (+3.4%) from the 1,968 counted in the 1990 Census.

Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States

Hopewell Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The township is within the New York metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 17,304, reflecting an increase of 1,199 (+7.4%) from the 16,105 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,515 (+39.0%) from the 11,590 counted in the 1990 Census.

Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey Township in New Jersey, United States

Lawrence Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The township is part of the New York Metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 33,472, reflecting an increase of 4,313 (+14.8%) from the 29,159 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,372 (+13.1%) from the 25,787 counted in the 1990 Census.

Pennington, New Jersey Borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States

Pennington is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,585, reflecting a decline of 111 (-4.1%) from the 2,696 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 159 (+6.3%) from the 2,537 counted in the 1990 Census.

Princeton Township, New Jersey Township in New Jersey, United States

Princeton Township was a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that existed from 1838 until it was dissolved after it was merged with Princeton Borough in 2013 to form Princeton, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 16,265, reflecting an increase of 238 (+1.5%) from the 16,027 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,829 (+21.4%) from the 13,198 counted in the 1990 Census.

Robbinsville Township, New Jersey Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States

Robbinsville Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The township is part of the New York Metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 13,642, reflecting an increase of 3,367 (+32.8%) from the 10,275 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,460 (+76.7%) from the 5,815 counted in the 1990 Census. The township is named for George R. Robbins, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859 and lived in the area.

West Windsor, New Jersey Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States

West Windsor is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, in the United States. The township is part of the New York metropolitan area as defined by the United States Census Bureau. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 27,165, reflecting an increase of 5,258 (+24.0%) from the 21,907 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,886 (+36.7%) from the 16,021 counted in the 1990 Census.

Plainsboro Township, New Jersey Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States

Plainsboro Township is a township in Middlesex County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 22,999, reflecting an increase of 2,784 (+13.8%) from the 20,215 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,002 (+42.2%) from the 14,213 counted in the 1990 Census.

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey Township in New Jersey

Hillsborough Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 38,303, reflecting an increase of 1,669 (+4.6%) from the 36,634 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,826 (+27.2%) from the 28,808 counted in the 1990 Census.

Borough of Princeton, New Jersey Borough in New Jersey, United States

The Borough of Princeton was a borough until December 31, 2012, that is now one of the two former municipalities making up Princeton, New Jersey. It was located in Mercer County, New Jersey, and was completely surrounded by the former Princeton Township, from which it was formed in 1894. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a population of 12,307, reflecting a decline of 1,896 (-13.3%) from the 14,203 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,187 (+18.2%) from the 12,016 counted in the 1990 Census.

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