Introduction to Readington, New Jersey

Readington, New Jersey, in Hunterdon county, is 17 miles W of Edison, New Jersey and 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area, Readington is home to some 15,803 residents.

Readington History

Readington was created by the Royal Charter of King George II, and officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. The Dutch were among the earliest’settlers in the region. The town was named after Governor John Reading. Currently, this town ranks among the highest-income places in the United States, and has a population of at least 10,000.

Readington and nearby Attractions

  • Readington Township Museum
  • Northlandz
  • Prodigy Gallery
  • Hunterdon Ballooning Inc.
  • Leonard Buck Garden
  • Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club

Things To Do In Readington

The Readington Township Museum offers one the opportunity to learn about the history of this town. The Northlandz has some amazingly creative and imaginative exhibits on model trains. At the hot air ballooning company, Hunterdon Ballooning Inc., visitors can take picturesque and leisurely balloon flights over the region. Travelers can also visit the beautiful Leonard Buck Garden, or enjoy a game of golf at the Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club.

Readington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Readington Higher Education

Raritan Valley Community College is the local college. However, residents can also pursue higher educational opportunities at Princeton University, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, and Drew University.


Total Population 16,093
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,510
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 62.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.3%
Median Earnings25+ $64,934
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,987
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,070


Median Family Income $146,783
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,566
Median House Value $425,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.8%
Irish 24.2%

Readington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Hunterdon
P.O. Box Zip Codes 08870
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.568
Longitude -74.738

Readington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.7 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
Distance 7.6 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 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Branchburg 14,547 $131,674
Bridgewater 44,855 $131,991
Lebanon 6,507 $126,152
Montgomery 22,529 $169,729
Raritan 22,106 $134,884
Somerville 12,175 $85,085
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