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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.

People

Total Population 22,693
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,705
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 67.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 77.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $173,992
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,755
Median House Value $603,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 0.6%
English 6.9%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Montgomery Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles N of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 08558
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.478
Longitude -74.754

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)

Station FLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Montgomery, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belle Mead (08502)

Skillman (08558)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Branchburg 14,673 $137,555
East Amwell 3,957 $116,250
Flemington 4,676 $58,669
Hillsborough 39,378 $132,685
Hopewell 1,845 $124,464
Readington 15,974 $148,520

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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