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Overview

Introduction to Blairstown, New Jersey

Blairstown, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 29 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 44 miles W of Newark, New Jersey.

Blairstown History

Blairstown was first surveyed by Samuel Green. This track of land, which originally belonged to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, was first settled in by Europeans at the beginning of the 18th century. The town was originally named Smyth's Mills, but renamed a number of times before receiving its present name on January 24, 1939. It was named in honor if John I. Blair, a young businessman who settled in the region in 1822. The Township of Blairstown was officially incorporated on February 20, 1845.

Blairstown and nearby Attractions

  • Franklin Mineral Museum
  • Wild West City
  • Stroud Mansion
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Alpine Mountain
  • Waterloo Village

Things To Do In Blairstown

Local parks and outdoor recreational areas include the Worthington State Forest, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Stephens State Park and Swartswood State Park. The Franklin Mineral Museum, the Shippen Manor Museum, the Stroud Mansion, Waterloo Village and the Hackettstown Historical Museum are all accessible from Blairstown as well.

Blairstown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Blairstown Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Assumption College for Sisters, Baptist Bible College and Marywood University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,818
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+2,644
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married56.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.7%
Median Earnings25+$50,729
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,404

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,698
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone17.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,299
Median House Value$304,300

Ancestry

Irish25.4%
Italian18%
German17.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Polish13.7%
English12.8%
Dutch4.9%
Hungarian2.1%
Russian1.7%
Ukrainian1.7%
Scottish1.7%
Lithuanian1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Welsh1.1%
Swedish1%
Brazilian0.8%
Haitian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Greek0.2%
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Blairstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Warren County
Standard Zip Codes7825
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.98
Approximate Longitude-74.96

Blairstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWTON ST PAULS ABBEY
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationSTROUDSBURG
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationHIGH POINT PARK
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allamuchy4,519$117,926
Delaware4,506$119,471
Fredon3,266$116,838
Hardwick1,575$114,063
Hope1,870$97,045
Stillwater4,011$84,474

Blairstown Hospitals

Little Hill Alina Lodge
(Proprietary)
61 Wards Road
(800) 575-6343

Blairstown Public Schools

Blairstown Elementary School District
1 Sunset Hill Road, P O Box E
ZIP: 7825
(908) 362-6111
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
North Warren Regional School District
10 Noe Rd, Po Box 410
ZIP: 7825
(908) 362-8211
High
Total Enrollment 911
Ridge And Valley Charter School
1234 State Route 94
ZIP: 7825
(908) 362-1114
Primary
Total Enrollment 125

Blairstown Private Schools

Blair Academy
2 Park St
ZIP: 7825
Secondary
Total Enrollment 447
Children's Center
1 Main St
ZIP: 7825
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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