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Overview

Introduction to Ewing, New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 4 miles NW of Trenton, New Jersey and 29 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is located in the Trenton metropolitan area.

Ewing History

The first known inhabitants in the area were the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans. For these early inhabitants, the numerous lakes and creeks served as a great natural resource for fishing, hunting, farming, and pottery-making. European colonists arrived in the region in 1699, when it was a part of Hopewell Township. Ewing later became part of the City of Trenton in 1719, and it remained that way until 1834, when its name was changed to Ewing Township. It was named in honor of Charles Ewing, the former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. The township of Ewing was officially incorporated on February 22, 1834.

Ewing and nearby Attractions

  • Centennial Hall
  • Wolfe Tower
  • New Jersey State Prison Farm
  • Sylvia Lake
  • Benjamin Temple House
  • Black River & Western Railroad

Things To Do In Ewing

The Adventure Aquarium, Leonard Buck Garden, Northlandz and Bushkill Park are all accessible from Ewing. Northlandz has an art gallery, a miniature railway system and a doll museum.

Ewing Transportation

Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.

Ewing Higher Education

The College of New Jersey is the local college. Nearby colleges include Thomas Edison State College, Rider University, Princeton University and Bucks County Community College.

People

Total Population 36,379
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 17,086
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $49,771
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,552
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,013

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,135
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,174
Median House Value $221,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.8%
Irish 14.6%

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

Ewing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 08618, 08628, 08638
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.269
Longitude -74.8

Ewing 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 LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 10.4 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
Station HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 12.3 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 FLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance 21 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ewing Township (08618, 08628, 08638)

West Trenton (08628)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hamilton 89,055 $91,568
Hopewell 1,845 $124,464
Lawrenceville 3,825 $111,378
Pennington 2,599 $146,094
Princeton 28,936 $177,386
Trenton 84,632 $41,090

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

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EWING HIGH
900 PARKWAY AVE.
609-538-9800
Serves 1,186 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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