East Amwell, New Jersey

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East Amwell, New Jersey

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy East Amwell Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy East Amwell People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy East Amwell Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% East Amwell Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% East Amwell College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% East Amwell Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% East Amwell Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of East Amwell, New Jersey

Comparing East Amwell 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 Men 10 6
Well-Paid Single Women 10 5
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 3
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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East Amwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Hunterdon
Standard Zip Codes 08551
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.44
Longitude -74.83

East Amwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 9.2 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
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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East Amwell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,455 100%
Male 2,265 50.8%
Female 2,190 49.2%
Under 18 1,127 25.3%
18+ 3,328 74.7%
65+ 455 10.2%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 3.07
White 4,320 97%
African-American 32 0.7%
Asian 41 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 21 0.5%
Mixed Race 34 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 68 1.5%

Estimated East Amwell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,556
Growth 101
Growth % 2.3%

East Amwell 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 17.5%
German 16.9%
Irish 14%
English 10.7%
Polish 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Russian 2.7%
Ukrainian 2.6%
Dutch 2.5%
Hungarian 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
US/American 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
European 1.2%
British 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Austrian 0.9%
Welsh 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Slavic 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Australian 0.2%
New Zealander 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
African 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, East Amwell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Amwell Township (08551)
Ringoes (08551)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Amwell 4,455 $90,000
Flemington 4,200 $51,582
Hopewell 2,035 $91,205
Lambertville 3,868 $80,669
Montgomery 17,481 $129,150
Readington 15,803 $106,343
West Amwell 2,383 $79,605
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