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Overview

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. It is part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area.

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.

People

Total Population 15,974
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,220
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $148,520
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 21%
Median Gross Rent $1,599
Median House Value $429,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 21.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station SOMERVILLE 4 NW
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
Station FLEMINGTON 5 NNW
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
Station NEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
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 14,673 $137,555
Bridgewater 45,120 $130,814
Lebanon 6,448 $126,250
Montgomery 22,693 $173,992
Raritan 22,048 $132,969
Somerville 12,212 $82,964

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

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