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Overview

Introduction to Blairstown, New Jersey

Blairstown, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 29 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 44 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. About 5,747 people live in Blairstown.

Blairstown History

Blairstown was first surveyed by Samuel Green. This track of land, which originally belonged to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, was first settled in by Europeans at the beginning of the 18th century. The town was originally named Smyth's Mills, but renamed a number of times before receiving its present name on January 24, 1939. It was named in honor if John I. Blair, a young businessman who settled in the region in 1822. The Township of Blairstown was officially incorporated on February 20, 1845.

Blairstown and nearby Attractions

  • Franklin Mineral Museum
  • Wild West City
  • Stroud Mansion
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Alpine Mountain
  • Waterloo Village

Things To Do In Blairstown

Local parks and outdoor recreational areas include the Worthington State Forest, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Stephens State Park and Swartswood State Park. The Franklin Mineral Museum, the Shippen Manor Museum, the Stroud Mansion, Waterloo Village and the Hackettstown Historical Museum are all accessible from Blairstown as well.

Blairstown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Blairstown Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Assumption College for Sisters, Baptist Bible College and Marywood University.

People

Total Population 5,850
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,781
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 61.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,920
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,262
Median House Value $301,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 26.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blairstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 07825
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.982
Longitude -74.96

Blairstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWTON ST PAULS ABBEY
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station STROUDSBURG
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station HIGH POINT PARK
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Delaware 4,516 $113,833
Fredon 3,315 $121,019
Stillwater 3,995 $81,861

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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908-362-8211
Serves 1,044 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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