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Watchung is a borough in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for the Watchung Mountains

The latitude of Watchung is 40.637N. The longitude is -74.451W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,738.


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Median household income
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$101,944
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Watchung demographic reports
Watchung is on Watchung Lake
Former and merged names include:
· Browestown
· Washingtonville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread

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13% of Watchung residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watchung ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watchung was $58,653, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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57% of Watchung residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Watchung, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $784.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,661.


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

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watchung political report.

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Watchung restaurants taking online reservations include Water and Wine ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Watchung workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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