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Overview

Introduction to Montgomery, New Jersey

Montgomery, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 18 miles N of Trenton, New Jersey and 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

Montgomery History

The earliest landowners of this region were actually speculators who did not live in the area themselves, but sold parts of their land to various companies. These tracts of land were then subdivided and sold to people who planned to settle in the area. The area was originally referred to as the Western Precinct of Somerset County. It was established as Montgomery Township in 1798. The town was named in honor of Colonel Richard Montgomery.

Montgomery and nearby Attractions

  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Leonard Buck Garden
  • Rutgers Gardens
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Howell Living History Farm
  • Round Valley Recreation Area

Things To Do In Montgomery

Montgomery has a quaint, rural atmosphere. The people of this town have consistently demonstrated their commitment to preserving the natural beauty of their town. The town has provisions for diverse recreational activities, and offers a wonderful lifestyle that has both suburban and rural characteristics.

Montgomery Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Montgomery Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at Drew University, the College of New Jersey, Princeton University and Rider University.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,838
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+11,017
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married68.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher78.4%
Median Earnings25+$93,872
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,212

Wealth

Median Family Income$186,855
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone14%
Median Gross Rent$1,810
Median House Value$607,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.9%
Italian11.9%
German10.9%
Irish9.9%
English6.6%
Polish4.6%
Russian2.6%
Arab1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Greek1%
Brazilian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Haitian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Welsh0.4%
US/American0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Montgomery Almanac

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Montgomery Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance9.1 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
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance12.9 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
StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance17.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Branchburg14,665$139,340
East Amwell3,930$133,235
Flemington4,663$62,778
Hillsborough39,517$135,596
Hopewell1,904$151,761
Readington15,922$154,660
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