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Overview

Introduction to Readington, New Jersey

Readington, New Jersey, in Hunterdon county, is 17 miles W of Edison, New Jersey and 31 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. It is part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area.

Readington History

Readington was created by the Royal Charter of King George II, and officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. The Dutch were among the earliest settlers in the region. The town was named after Governor John Reading. Currently, this town ranks among the highest-income places in the United States, and has a population of at least 10,000.

Readington and nearby Attractions

  • Readington Township Museum
  • Northlandz
  • Prodigy Gallery
  • Hunterdon Ballooning Inc.
  • Leonard Buck Garden
  • Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club

Things To Do In Readington

The Readington Township Museum offers one the opportunity to learn about the history of this town. The Northlandz has some amazingly creative and imaginative exhibits on model trains. At the hot air ballooning company, Hunterdon Ballooning Inc., visitors can take picturesque and leisurely balloon flights over the region. Travelers can also visit the beautiful Leonard Buck Garden, or enjoy a game of golf at the Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club.

Readington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Readington Higher Education

Raritan Valley Community College is the local college. However, residents can also pursue higher educational opportunities at Princeton University, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, and Drew University.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,922
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+8,063
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.9%
Median Earnings25+$71,487
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,044
Median Earnings With High School Degree$55,313

Wealth

Median Family Income$154,660
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,542
Median House Value$433,200

Ancestry

Italian25.4%
German23.4%
Irish21.3%
Polish14.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.4%
English9.2%
Russian3.6%
Dutch3.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish2%
Slovak2%
Greek1.9%
Lithuanian1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Ukrainian1.6%
Portuguese1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
Austrian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
Czech0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Lebanese0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Readington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hunterdon County
P.O. Box Zip Codes8870
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-74.73

Readington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance7.6 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
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Branchburg14,665$139,340
Bridgewater45,097$136,966
Lebanon6,159$129,964
Montgomery22,838$186,855
Raritan22,026$138,672
Somerville12,207$82,321
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