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Overview

Introduction to Hamilton, New Jersey

Hamilton is a township located in Mercer County and is situated next to New Jersey's capital, the city of Trenton. The name was given in tribute to Alexander Hamilton. It's one of the biggest townships in the state of New Jersey, however it does not feature a standard downtown. Instead, it has a collection of small commercial centers.

Retirement communities as well as assisted-living facilities are prominent in the township. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a primary health care facility for New Jersey. By automobile, New York City is about 80 minutes away, while Philadelphia is approximately a 50 minute drive.

History

In 1776 Colonial soldiers, led by General George Washington fought the Hessian soldiers in Trenton. General Washington and his army later attacked the troupes led by General Cornwallis in the historically important Battle of Princeton.

Attractions

Veterans Park features a large number of acres and is popular with residents and visitors. Mercer County Park includes a vast acreage and includes one of the biggest man-made lakes in New Jersey. The lake was constructed in order for the crew team of Princeton to have a lake to utilize for practicing and competitions.

Grounds for Sculpture showcases over 230 large contemporary sculptures. The park also includes gardens, water attractions as well as other natural items of interest. The park promotes contemporary sculpture through exhibitions and educational programs and events. It includes sculptures created by prominent American and international artists.

Sayen Park Botanical Garden began when the Sayens constructed a bungalow featuring Arts and Crafts architecture and a Victorian style interior which is open to the public. The property includes a large collection of plants and flowers acquired from all over the world. The park features over 1000 azaleas, close to 500 rhododendrons and more than 250,000 flowering bulbs. The property also includes ponds, bridges and trails.

There are other notable attractions in the area including the John Abbott II House, New Jersey State Museum, Kuser Farm Mansion & Park, Old Barracks Museum, William Trent House, Bow Hill, Old Barracks Museum as well as the scenic countryside.

Transportation

New Jersey Transit offers bus transportation for the township. Train service is available to New York City and Philadelphia. Residents have access to the New Jersey Turnpike and prominent interstates and routes. Hamilton is recognized as a regional transportation center.

Higher Education

The College of New Jersey, Rider University and Thomas Edison State College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population88,829
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+44,921
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$44,235
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,631
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,102
Median House Value$245,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.1%
Italian22.8%
Irish15.9%
German15.3%
Polish9.5%
English6.2%
West Indian4.1%
Haitian2.8%
Hungarian2.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Slovak1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Ukrainian1.3%
African1.2%
Russian1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Arab0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Liberian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
British0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Hamilton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes8690, 8609, 8610, 8611, 8620, 8629, 8644, 8619, 8691
P.O. Box Zip Codes8650
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.22
Approximate Longitude-74.66

Hamilton 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
Distance7.6 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
StationPEMBERTON
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allentown1,890$114,241
Bordentown11,717$97,813
Fieldsboro629$70,750
Trenton84,559$41,552
Upper Freehold6,874$136,686
West Windsor27,988$189,443

Hamilton Public Libraries

Hamilton Township Free Public Library
1 JUSTICE SAMUEL A. ALITO, JR. WAY
Hamilton, New Jersey
(609) 581-4060

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Hamilton Public Schools

Greenwood Elementary School
2069 Greenwood Avenue
ZIP: 8609
(609) 631-4151
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Albert E Grice Middle School
901 Whitehorse Hamilton Sq
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4152
Middle
Total Enrollment 926
George E. Wilson Elementary School
600 Park Avenue
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4169
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Hamilton West-watson
2720 South Clinton Avenue
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4168
High
Total Enrollment 1244
Kisthardt Elementary School
215 Harcourt Drive
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4153
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Lalor Elementary School
25 Barnt Deklyn Road
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4156
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Mcgalliard Elementary School
1600 Arena Drive
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4158
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Robinson Elementary School
495 Gropp Avenue
ZIP: 8610
(609) 631-4163
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Hamilton North-nottingham
1055 Klockner Road
ZIP: 8619
(609) 631-4161
High
Total Enrollment 1360
Klockner Elementary School
830 Klockner Avenue
ZIP: 8619
(609) 631-4154
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Mercerville Elementary School
60 Regina Avenue
ZIP: 8619
(609) 631-4159
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Morgan Elementary School
38 Stamford Road
ZIP: 8619
(609) 631-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Sunnybrae Elementary School
166 Elton Avenue
ZIP: 8620
(609) 631-4166
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Yardville Elementary School
450 Yardville Allentown Rd
ZIP: 8620
(609) 631-4170
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Yardville Heights Elementary School
3880 South Broad Street
ZIP: 8620
(609) 631-4171
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Kuser Elementary School
70 Newkirk Avenue
ZIP: 8629
(609) 631-4155
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Alexander Elementary School
20 Robert Frost Drive
ZIP: 8690
(609) 631-4148
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Emily C Reynolds Middle School
2145 Yardville Hamilton Sq
ZIP: 8690
(609) 631-4162
Middle
Total Enrollment 1030
Hamilton East - Steinert
2900 Klockner Road
ZIP: 8690
(609) 631-4150
High
Total Enrollment 1317
Langtree Elementary School
2080 Whatley Road
ZIP: 8690
(609) 631-4157
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Mercer Elementary School
1020 Old Trenton Road
ZIP: 8690
(609) 570-1120
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Sayen Elementary School
3333 Nottingham Way
ZIP: 8690
(609) 631-4164
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
University Heights Elementary School
645 Paxson Avenue
ZIP: 8690
(609) 631-4167
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Richard C Crockett Middle School
2631 Kuser Road
ZIP: 8691
(609) 631-4149
Middle
Total Enrollment 818

Hamilton Private Schools

Delaware Valley School For Exceptional Children
87 Pearson Dr
ZIP: 8610
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Miriam Morris Private School
3332 S Broad St
ZIP: 8610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Raphael School
151 Gropp Ave
ZIP: 8610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 263
Trenton Catholic Lower School
177 Leonard Ave
ZIP: 8610
Elementary
Total Enrollment 300
Trenton Catholic Upper School
175 Leonard Ave
ZIP: 8610
Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
Newgrange School
526 S Olden Ave
ZIP: 8629
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
Faith Christian School
2111 Kuser Rd
ZIP: 8690
Elementary
Total Enrollment 270
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