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Princeton is a city in Mercer County, in the Bluefield metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Princeton, NJ.
The latitude of Princeton is 37.366N. The longitude is -81.102W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,438 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,201.
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8% of Princeton residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $14,931, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Princeton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Princeton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $579.
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Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princeton political report.
The average commute time for Princeton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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