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Overview

Introduction to Bedminster, New Jersey

Bedminster, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 16 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center) and 25 miles W of Newark, New Jersey.

Bedminster History

By a Royal Charter, Bedminster was formed from parts of the Northern precinct on April 4th, 1749. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature officially incorporated the area on February 21st, 1798. Parts of the township were used to form Peapack-Gladstone on March 28th, 1912. Bedminster was home to the headquarters of AT&T, before it merged with SBC Communications. Presently, the Global Network Operations Center of AT&T is located in Bedminster. The community was also home to the corporate headquarters for Verizon Wireless, prior to its relocation to Basking Ridge, in 2006.

Bedminster and Nearby Attractions

  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Spruce Run Recreation Area
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Leonard Buck Garden
  • Wild West City

Things To Do In Bedminster

Notable locations in the area include Fairwiew Farm Wildlife Preserve, Somerset County Park, Duke Island Park and, Chimney Rock Ice Rink. Opportunities to play golf are available at the New Jersey National Golf Club, Trump National Golf Club, and Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. Parks near Bedminster include Morristown National Historical Park, Stephens State Park, West Essex Park, and Hacklebarney State Park. Bedminster hosts the Fall Fest in September.

Bedminster Transportation

Flights are available from Newark International Airport.

Bedminster Higher Education

Colleges close to Bedminster include Bloomfield College, Drew University and Bergen Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,234
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+5,022
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65.1%
Median Earnings25+$62,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,486

Wealth

Median Family Income$138,036
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone44.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,870
Median House Value$366,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
Italian19.3%
Irish17.2%
Polish8.7%
English7%
Russian2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Ukrainian1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
Egyptian1.3%
Arab1.3%
Iranian1.2%
Scottish1.1%
US/American1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Danishn0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Israeli0.6%
Greek0.6%
Cypriot0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Brazilian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
German0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Bedminster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Somerset County
Standard Zip Codes7921
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-74.67

Bedminster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationLONG VALLEY
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bernardsville7,776$159,359
Bridgewater45,097$136,966
Chester7,935$158,583
Far Hills991$123,750
Mendham5,892$200,536

Bedminster Public Libraries

Bedminster-far Hills
2336 LAMINGTON ROAD
Bedminster, New Jersey
(908) 234-2325

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Bedminster Public Schools

Bedminster Township Public School
234 Somerville Road
ZIP: 7921
(908) 234-0768
Primary
Total Enrollment 544

Bedminster Private Schools

Somerset Hills Learning Institute
1810 Burnt Mills Rd
ZIP: 7921
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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