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Farnsworth Avenuce north of Church Street, Bordentown, NJ

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Bordentown is a city in Burlington County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named after Joseph Borden, founder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Bordentown. For links to other places called Bordentown, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Bordentown is 40.146N. The longitude is -74.712W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,013.


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Median household income
Local
$47,279
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bordentown demographic reports
Bordentown is on the Delaware River.
Former and merged names include:
· Farnsworth Landing
The community was settled by Quakers in 1682.

Joseph Bonaparte, one-time king of Spain who fled Europe following his brother's demise, lived in the area from 1817 to 1832.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas Paine, pamphleteer during the Revolution
· Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross
· Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence
· Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cranberry Fest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bordentown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Gilder House Museum
Quotes:
I had rather see my horse, Button, eating the grass of Bordentown, than see all the show and pomp of Europe.
-- Thomas Paine

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bordentown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burlington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08505 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Bordentown residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bordentown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bordentown was $25,882, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Bordentown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bordentown include Bordentown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bordentown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $641.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,283.


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Libraries in Bordentown include Bordentown Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bordentown include Bordentown Register-News

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Burlington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bordentown political report.

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The average commute time for Bordentown workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bordentown include Comfort Inn Bordentown, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Bordentown, Ramada Inn.

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