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Princeton is a township in Mercer County, in the Trenton metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Princeton. For links to other places called Princeton, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Princeton is 40.366N. The longitude is -74.675W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,027.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Princeton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer 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 08542 ZIP code.
10% of Princeton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Princeton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Princeton was $56,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.
76% of Princeton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Princeton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $702. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,460.
Newspapers in Princeton include Princeton Packet
Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Princeton political report.
The average commute time for Princeton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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