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Princeton is a borough in Mercer County, in the Trenton metro area.
The community was formerly called Prince's Town; named for the Prince of Orange and Nassau, who later became King William III
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Princeton. For links to other places called Princeton, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Princeton is 40.348N. The longitude is -74.659W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,577.
Barbara Boggs Sigmund, daughter of U.S. Reps. Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of ABC news correspondent Cokie Roberts, served as mayor
Sections below provide additional information and links about Princeton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Trenton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08542 ZIP code.
10% of Princeton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Princeton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Princeton was $27,292, compared with $21,587 nationally.
60% of Princeton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Princeton include Jugtown Historic District, Kingston Mill Historic District, Lake Carnegie Historic District, Princeton Battlefield Historic District, Princeton Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Princeton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $872. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,279.
Libraries in Princeton include Princeton Public Library, West Windsor Branch Library ... View libraries
Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princeton political report.
Princeton restaurants taking online reservations include Hyatt Regency Princeton - the Crystal Garden, Mediterra, Triumph Brewing Company - Princeton ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Princeton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Princeton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Princeton include Amerisuites, Chauncey Conference Center, Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn, Courtyard Princeton, Doral Forrestal, Extended Stay America, Holiday Inn Hotels, Hyatt Regency Princeton, Nassau Inn, Palmer Inn ... More hotels.
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