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Raritan is a borough in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the river, which was named for the tribe
[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 40.569N. The longitude is -74.633W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,357.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Raritan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset 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 08869 ZIP code.
12% of Raritan residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $26,420, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Raritan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Raritan include South Branch Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Raritan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $717. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,549.
Somerset 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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