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Princeton, NJ

Princeton leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
30,728
Princeton Population7
$
105,331
Median Income6
3.2
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Princeton is one of the fastest growing small cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 55- to 59-year olds which grew by 300%, resulting in the median age increasing by 20%

Age

34.7
Median Age7
145.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Princeton residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 111.4% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 287.2%

Race

55.8
%
New Jersey Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Princeton can be windy with higher than average rainfall. The average annual rainfall is 46 inches and the average wind speed is 10 mph

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain11
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature34

 

Housing

The average home value in Princeton increased by 14% since 2010 which is 29% lower than the national average and 9% higher than the state average

Rent

$
3,000
Monthly Average12
41
%
Renters35

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Princeton is a slightly high tax location with income tax 45% lower than the national average and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 122% higher than the national average.

Other

2.47
%
Property Tax21
6.63
%
Sales Tax20
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)36

 

Employment

Princeton has a very high employment rate of 97% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Covance and Miele

Income

7.0
%
<$25,0006
52.0
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Princeton leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results37

Representatives

Mayor27 Liz Lempert
Democratic
House of Representative27 Bonnie Watson Coleman
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Morristown Medical Center, is 33.0 miles from the center of Princeton, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA New Jersey Health Care System - Lyons Campus, is 23.5 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, is 16.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In New Jersey, 8.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 10.8% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#13 2019 Best Small Cities by WalletHub30
 

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