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Overview

Introduction to West Windsor, New Jersey

West Windsor, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 8 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey and 37 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Trenton metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 21,907 people lived in West Windsor.

West Windsor History

West Windsor was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians. It was first settled by Europeans in 1634 after English captain Thomas Yong explored the area. Earlier it included parts of the Princeton Borough, Princeton Township and East Windsor. On February 21, 1798, it was incorporated as West Windsor Township.

West Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Mercer County Park
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Trenton City Museum
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Washington Crossing State Park

Things To Do In West Windsor

West Windsor offers several parks and athletic complexes for both its residents and visitors. You can also enjoy a day trip at the local arboretum. West Windsor also organizes the Mercer County Italian American Festival every year during the month of September.

West Windsor Transportation

The nearest major airport is Trenton Mercer Airport.

West Windsor Higher Education

Mercer County Community College, Princeton University and Rider University offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 28,108
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 13,845
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 69.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 79.8%
Median Earnings25+ $90,315
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,300
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,413

Wealth

Median Family Income $181,892
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 43 minutes
% Working from Home 8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 22.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,748
Median House Value $572,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.4%
Irish 8.8%

West Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 08550
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.29
Longitude -74.61

West 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 2.8 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 LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 18.7 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 PEMBERTON
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cranbury 3,705 $160,000
East Windsor 27,389 $99,026
Hightstown 5,557 $82,961
Lawrenceville 3,538 $126,719
Plainsboro 23,224 $117,727
Princeton 28,940 $171,291
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