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New Providence is a borough in Union County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of New Providence is 40.698N. The longitude is -74.401W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,983.


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Median household income
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$90,964
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Providence demographic reports
New Providence is on the Passaic River.
Former and merged names include:
· Turkey
The cultivation of roses played an important role in the local economy in the 1900s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Passaic River Park
Historic sites and museums: Saltbox Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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13% of New Providence residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Providence ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Providence was $42,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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58% of New Providence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in New Providence include Feltville Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in New Providence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $887.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,211.


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Libraries in New Providence include New Providence Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Providence political report.

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The average commute time for New Providence workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in New Providence include Best Western.

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