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West Windsor is a township in Mercer County, in the Trenton metro area.

The latitude of West Windsor is 40.291N. The longitude is -74.641W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 21,907.


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Median household income
Local
$116,335
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Windsor demographic reports
Grovers Mill, a hamlet within the township, was made famous by Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of "War of the Worlds." The story that Martians had landed here caused widespread panic among radio listeners
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mercer County Italian American Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Windsor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mercer County Park
Colleges and universities: Mercer County Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Windsor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Trenton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08550 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of West Windsor residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Windsor ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Windsor was $48,511, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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74% of West Windsor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Windsor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,132.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,546.


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

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The average commute time for West Windsor workers is 42 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Windsor between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in West Windsor include Residence Inn.

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