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Overview

Introduction to Warren, New Jersey

Warren, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 9 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 18 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

Warren History

Warren was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. European farmers first settled in this area during the 1720s. It was incorporated on March 5, 1806, as a township. Before 1806, Warren was a part of the Bridgewater and Bernards Townships. The township was named after General Joseph Warren, the American Revolutionary War patriot.

Warren and nearby Attractions

  • Kirsch-Ford House
  • Wagner Farm Arboretum
  • Duke Island Park
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Drake House Museum

Things To Do In Warren

There are several historic sites at Warren where you can spend a day trip with your family exploring the history of the town. You can also spend your leisure in the local parks, shopping centers and restaurants. In addition, the Recreational Department of Warren organizes a number of events and recreational programs throughout the year.

Warren Transportation

International flights are available from Newark International Airport.

Warren Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Raritan Valley Community College, Assumption College for Sisters, Drew University and the College of Saint Elizabeth.

People

Total Population 15,867
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,296
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 64%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63%
Median Earnings25+ $78,187
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,106

Wealth

Median Family Income $164,657
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 13%
Median Gross Rent $1,439
Median House Value $698,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0.6%
English 4%
Irish 11.6%

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

Warren Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 07059
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.63
Longitude -74.5

Warren 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 PLAINFIELD
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station SOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station NEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bound Brook 10,515 $64,223
Dunellen 7,368 $82,404
Green Brook 7,155 $138,464
Middlesex 13,831 $92,935
North Plainfield 22,156 $78,359
Watchung 5,900 $151,542

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

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