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High Bridge is a borough in Hunterdon County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for a bridge through the Musconetcong Mountains, to an ironworks

The latitude of High Bridge is 40.666N. The longitude is -74.896W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 325 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,816.


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Median household income
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$68,719
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our High Bridge demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Union Forge
Former steel town. The Taylor-Wharton steel mill closed in the 1970s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Voorhees State Park, Columbia Trail
Popular site for trout fishing
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in High Bridge was $29,276, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of High Bridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in High Bridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $723.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,711.


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Libraries in High Bridge include High Bridge Public Library ... View libraries

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Hunterdon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our High Bridge political report.

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The average commute time for High Bridge workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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