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Overview

Introduction to East Windsor, New Jersey

East Windsor, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 11 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Trenton metropolitan statistical area.

East Windsor History

East Windsor was established in February of 1797 after the splitting of Windsor Township. It was officially incorporated in February of 1798. The area built its first post office in 1819. The Camden and Amboy Railroad companies started laying tracks through this area, connecting Bordentown with South Amboy in 1831. Within two years, passenger trains and freight cars began traveling through East Windsor.

East Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Plainsboro Museum
  • Hightstown Historic District
  • Zephyr Gallery
  • Arts Council of Princeton
  • The University Chapel

Things To Do In East Windsor

The East Windsor Township offers high class recreational facilities that include beautiful parks, picnic areas, lakes, athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and jogging paths. Moreover the nearby areas of Trenton, Princeton and New Brunswick are home to a wide variety of historical, cultural and recreational events.

East Windsor Transportation

Regular flights are available from Newark International Airport.

East Windsor Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at the Princeton University.

People

Total Population 27,501
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,292
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.9%
Median Earnings25+ $49,266
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,858
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,715

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,701
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,205
Median House Value $277,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 11.5%

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

East Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 08512, 08520
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.29
Longitude -74.5

East Windsor 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 HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Station FREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station SOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance 23.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cranbury 3,781 $170,074
Hightstown 5,529 $80,862
Jamesburg 5,978 $69,340
Roosevelt 800 $88,750
South Brunswick 44,875 $122,385
West Windsor 27,872 $183,512

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

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