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Raritan is a township in Hunterdon County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Raritan. For links to other places called Raritan, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Raritan is 40.475N. The longitude is -74.85W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 180 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,809.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Raritan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hunterdon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08551 ZIP code.
18% of Raritan residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Raritan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Raritan was $38,919, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Raritan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Raritan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $847. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,942.
Libraries in Raritan include Raritan Public Library ... View libraries
Hunterdon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Raritan political report.
The average commute time for Raritan workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Raritan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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