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Pennington is a borough in Mercer County, in the Trenton metro area.

The community name derives from Penny Town, possibly because the community was so small

The latitude of Pennington is 40.326N. The longitude is -74.792W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 210 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,706.


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Median household income
Local
$90,366
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pennington demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Queenstown
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 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Buttinger Nature Center, Rosedale Park, Baldwin Lake Wildlife Management Area
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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18% of Pennington residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pennington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pennington was $45,843, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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70% of Pennington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pennington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $796.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,005.


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Libraries in Pennington include Hopewell Branch Library, Pennington Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pennington include Hopewell Valley News

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

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The average commute time for Pennington workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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