Pennington, New Jersey

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Pennington, New Jersey

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Pennington College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Pennington People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Pennington Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Pennington Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Pennington Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Pennington Low Rate of Poverty
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Pennington Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Pennington Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 15% Pennington Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Pennington, New Jersey

Comparing Pennington 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 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 2
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 8 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 5
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 5 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
People Living Alone 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 8 8

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Pennington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 08534
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.328
Longitude -74.791

Pennington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 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 17.2 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 24.6 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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Pennington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,696 100%
Male 1,293 48%
Female 1,403 52%
Under 18 774 28.7%
18+ 1,922 71.3%
65+ 405 15%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.14
White 2,560 95%
African-American 71 2.6%
Asian 27 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 11 0.4%
Mixed Race 27 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 1.2%

Estimated Pennington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,696
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Pennington 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
English 15.5%
German 14.7%
Irish 12.1%
Italian 11.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Polish 5.3%
US/American 4.7%
Swedish 4%
Russian 3.8%
British 3.1%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 1.9%
Welsh 1.5%
Norwegian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Eastern European 1.1%
Slavic 1.1%
European 1%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Slovak 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Other West Indian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pennington 2,696 $107,089
East Amwell 4,455 $90,000
Ewing 35,707 $67,618
Hopewell 2,035 $91,205
Lawrenceville 4,081 $98,972
Princeton 14,203 $102,957
West Amwell 2,383 $79,605

Pennington Public Libraries

Pennington Free Public Library
30 N. MAIN ST.
Pennington, New Jersey
(609) 737-0404

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Starbucks in Pennington

(As of 2005)
800 A Denow Road
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Pennington High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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