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Overview

Introduction to East Windsor, New Jersey

East Windsor, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 11 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Trenton metropolitan statistical area.

East Windsor History

East Windsor was established in February of 1797 after the splitting of Windsor Township. It was officially incorporated in February of 1798. The area built its first post office in 1819. The Camden and Amboy Railroad companies started laying tracks through this area, connecting Bordentown with South Amboy in 1831. Within two years, passenger trains and freight cars began traveling through East Windsor.

East Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Plainsboro Museum
  • Hightstown Historic District
  • Zephyr Gallery
  • Arts Council of Princeton
  • The University Chapel

Things To Do In East Windsor

The East Windsor Township offers high class recreational facilities that include beautiful parks, picnic areas, lakes, athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and jogging paths. Moreover the nearby areas of Trenton, Princeton and New Brunswick are home to a wide variety of historical, cultural and recreational events.

East Windsor Transportation

Regular flights are available from Newark International Airport.

East Windsor Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at the Princeton University.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,493
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+13,216
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,978
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,936
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,082

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,371
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,248
Median House Value$281,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.7%
Italian12.6%
Irish10.3%
German9.4%
Polish5.2%
English3.8%
Russian3.8%
West Indian2.1%
Arab1.7%
African1.7%
Jamaican1.6%
Scottish0.9%
Slovak0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Ghanaian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
South African0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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East Windsor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes8512, 8520
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.31
Approximate Longitude-74.51

East 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)

StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance23.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cranbury3,803$174,286
Hightstown5,532$69,614
Jamesburg6,001$71,111
Roosevelt748$97,857
South Brunswick45,097$124,029
West Windsor27,988$189,443

East Windsor Public Schools

Ethel Mcknight Elementary School
58 Twin Rivers Dr South
ZIP: 8520
(609) 443-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Melvin H. Kreps Middle School
5 Kent Lane
ZIP: 8520
(609) 443-7767
Middle
Total Enrollment 1231
Perry L. Drew Elementary School
70 Twin Rivers Drive North
ZIP: 8520
(609) 443-7820
Primary
Total Enrollment 631

East Windsor Private Schools

Knowledge Beginnings
300d Princeton Hightstown Rd
ZIP: 8520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Morris Namias Shalom Torah Academy
639 Abbington Dr
ZIP: 8520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
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