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Overview

Introduction to New Providence, New Jersey

New Providence, New Jersey is 7 miles W of Union, New Jersey and 12 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Union county. The town is part of the Newark metro area.

New Providence History

LenniLenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of present-day New Providence. In 1664, the Duke of York purchased the land. At that time, it was known as the Elizabethtown Tract. The Europeans settled in this area in 1720 and the settlement was known as Turkeytown. From 1794 to 1809, the area was a part of the Springfield Township. On November 8, 1809, the Township of New Providence was incorporated.

New Providence and nearby Attractions

  • Passaic River Park
  • Saltbox Museum
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Liberty Hall

Things To Do In New Providence

New Providence offers basketball and volleyball courts, a softball complex and tennis courts. You can also enjoy fishing on the Passaic River. New Providence also organizes a number of events and recreational programs throughout the year.

New Providence Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is just a few minutes away.

New Providence Higher Education

Drew University, Kean University, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Union County College and Rutgers University - New Brunswick are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,434
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+5,706
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married63.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.6%
Median Earnings25+$85,295
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,548
Median Earnings With High School Degree$58,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$166,771
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation16.7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,424
Median House Value$576,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.1%
Italian21.8%
Irish20.2%
German14%
English7.9%
Polish5.3%
Russian2.5%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Slovak1.4%
Portuguese1.2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Greek0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
US/American0.1%
Israeli0.1%
African0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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New Providence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7974
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.7
Approximate Longitude-74.4

New Providence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCANOE BROOK
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkeley Heights13,387$169,343
Chatham10,528$206,250
Mountainside6,835$147,319
Scotch Plains24,068$131,739
Summit21,895$176,181
Westfield30,438$178,381

New Providence Public Libraries

New Providence Memorial Library
377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
New Providence, New Jersey
(908) 665-0311

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New Providence Public Schools

Allen W. Roberts School
80 Jones Dr
ZIP: 7974
(908) 464-4707
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Developmental Learning Center New Providence
330 Central Avenue
ZIP: 7974
(908) 508-1345
Other
Total Enrollment 52
New Providence High School
35 Pioneer Dr
ZIP: 7974
(908) 464-4700
High
Total Enrollment 660
New Providence Middle School
35 Pioneer Drive
ZIP: 7974
(908) 464-9161
Middle
Total Enrollment 379
Salt Brook School
40 Maple St
ZIP: 7974
(908) 464-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 650

New Providence Private Schools

Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
99 South St
ZIP: 7974
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
St Andrew's Nursery School & Kindergarten
419 South St
ZIP: 7974
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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