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Overview

Introduction to Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 10 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey and 37 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Trenton metropolitan area.

Princeton History

Initially, Princeton was a part of the township of Montgomery in Somerset County, and the township of West Windsor in Middlesex County. It was incorporated on April 9, 1838. Princeton is the academic home to many renowned scientists such as Albert Einstein and Kurt Gödel.

Princeton and nearby Attractions

  • Princeton Battlefield Park
  • Delaware & Raritan Canal Park
  • Hopewell Museum
  • Rocky Top Dog Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Old Barracks Museum

Things To Do In Princeton

There are many historical sites in Princeton where you can spend your leisure hours. The town has art galleries, museums and antique shops. In addition, Princeton organizes several recreational programs and events throughout the year.

Princeton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Trenton Mercer Airport.

Princeton Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided at Princeton University, Mercer County Community College, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College and many other colleges and universities.

Princeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes8540, 8542
P.O. Box Zip Codes8543
Company Zip Codes8541, 8544
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.35
Approximate Longitude-74.65

Princeton 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
Distance7.5 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
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance15.4 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
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance19.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lawrenceville3,834$131,154

Princeton Public Libraries

Princeton Public Library
65 WITHERSPOON STREET
Princeton, New Jersey
(609) 924-8822

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Princeton Hospitals

University Medical Center At Princeton
(Non-profit)
253 Witherspoon Street
(609) 497-4000
Princeton House Behavioral Health
(Proprietary)
905 Herrontown Road
(609) 497-3300

Princeton Public Schools

Community Park School
372 Witherspoon Street
ZIP: 8540
(609) 806-4230
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
John Witherspoon Middle School
217 Walnut Lane
ZIP: 8540
(609) 806-4270
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Johnson Park School
285 Rosedale Road
ZIP: 8540
(609) 806-4240
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Littlebrook School
39 Magnolia Lane
ZIP: 8540
(609) 806-4250
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Princeton Charter School
100 Bunn Drive
ZIP: 8540
(609) 924-0575
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Princeton High School
151 Moore Street
ZIP: 8540
(609) 806-4280
High
Total Enrollment 1519
Riverside School
58 Riverside Drive
ZIP: 8540
(609) 806-4260
Primary
Total Enrollment 286

Princeton Private Schools

Bright Horizons At Carnegie Center
201 Carnegie Center Dr
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Chapin School
4101 Princeton Pike
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 297
Child Development Center At Bristol Myers Squibb
Rr 206 And Province Line Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
French American School Of Princeton
48 Carter Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Harmony School At Princeton Forrestal Village
1 Merwick Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Princeton Academy Of The Sacred Heart
1128 Great Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 219
Princeton Child Development Institute
300 Cold Soil Rd
ZIP: 8540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Princeton Day School
650 Great Rd
ZIP: 8540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 890
Princeton Friends School
470 Quaker Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
Princeton Montessori School
487 Cherry Valley Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
Stuart Country Day School
1200 Stuart Rd
ZIP: 8540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 418
The American Boychoir School
19 Lambert Dr
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
The Hun School Of Princeton
176 Edgerstoune Rd
ZIP: 8540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 607
The Lewis Clinic & School
53 Bayard Ln
ZIP: 8540
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 176
Waldorf School Of Princeton
1062 Cherry Hill Rd
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 158
Wilberforce School
75 Mapleton St
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Yinghua International School
407 Nassau Street
ZIP: 8540
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Paul School
218 Nassau St
ZIP: 8542
Elementary
Total Enrollment 369
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Historic Princeton

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Westland (Home of Grover Cleveland) c1903.

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Westland (Home of Grover Cleveland) c1903.

John C. Green School of Science (Princeton University) c1903.

Library (Princeton University) between 1900 and 1906

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