Bedminster, New Jersey

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Bedminster, New Jersey

Introduction to Bedminster, New Jersey

Bedminster, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 16 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center) and 25 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town contains a population of approximately 8,302.

Bedminster History

By a Royal Charter, Bedminster was formed from parts of the Northern precinct on April 4th, 1749. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature officially incorporated the area on February 21st, 1798. Parts of the township were used to form Peapack-Gladstone on March 28th, 1912. Bedminster was home to the headquarters of AT&T, before it merged with SBC Communications. Presently, the Global Network Operations Center of AT&T is located in Bedminster. The community was also home to the corporate headquarters for Verizon Wireless, prior to its relocation to Basking Ridge, in 2006.

Bedminster and Nearby Attractions

  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Spruce Run Recreation Area
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Leonard Buck Garden
  • Wild West City

Things To Do In Bedminster

Notable locations in the area include Fairwiew Farm Wildlife Preserve, Somerset County Park, Duke Island Park and, Chimney Rock Ice Rink. Opportunities to play golf are available at the New Jersey National Golf Club, Trump National Golf Club, and Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. Parks near Bedminster include Morristown National Historical Park, Stephens State Park, West Essex Park, and Hacklebarney State Park. Bedminster hosts the Fall Fest in September.

Bedminster Transportation

Flights are available from Newark International Airport.

Bedminster Higher Education

Colleges close to Bedminster include Bloomfield College, Drew University and Bergen Community College.

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High Points

Bedminster strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bedminster Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bedminster Well-Paid Single Men
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bedminster Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bedminster Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bedminster College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Bedminster Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Bedminster People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Bedminster Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Bedminster Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Bedminster, New Jersey

Comparing Bedminster to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
People Above Poverty 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Bedminster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 07921
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.68
Longitude -74.645

Bedminster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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Bedminster Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,302 100%
Male 3,836 46.2%
Female 4,466 53.8%
Under 18 1,480 17.8%
18+ 6,822 82.2%
65+ 890 10.7%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.76
White 7,476 90.1%
African-American 145 1.7%
Asian 532 6.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.1%
Other 69 0.8%
Mixed Race 69 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 319 3.8%

Estimated Bedminster Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,388
Growth 86
Growth % 1%

Bedminster Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 17.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
Irish 13.1%
German 12.8%
English 8.6%
US/American 6%
Polish 5.3%
Russian 2.9%
Scottish 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
Hungarian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Egyptian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Norwegian 1%
European 0.8%
British 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Iranian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bedminster 8,302 $96,890
Bernardsville 7,345 $126,601
Bridgewater 42,940 $99,832
Chester 1,635 $106,260
Far Hills 859 $149,095
Mendham 5,097 $129,812
Peapack and Gladstone borough 2,433 $118,770

Bedminster Public Libraries

Clarence Dillon Public Library
Bedminster, New Jersey
(908) 234-2325
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