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Overview

Introduction to West Windsor, New Jersey

West Windsor, New Jersey, in Mercer county, is 8 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey and 37 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Trenton metropolitan area.

West Windsor History

West Windsor was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Indians. It was first settled by Europeans in 1634 after English captain Thomas Yong explored the area. Earlier it included parts of the Princeton Borough, Princeton Township and East Windsor. On February 21, 1798, it was incorporated as West Windsor Township.

West Windsor and nearby Attractions

  • Mercer County Park
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Trenton City Museum
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Washington Crossing State Park

Things To Do In West Windsor

West Windsor offers several parks and athletic complexes for both its residents and visitors. You can also enjoy a day trip at the local arboretum. West Windsor also organizes the Mercer County Italian American Festival every year during the month of September.

West Windsor Transportation

The nearest major airport is Trenton Mercer Airport.

West Windsor Higher Education

Mercer County Community College, Princeton University and Rider University offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 27,872
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,375
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 69%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 80.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $183,512
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 45 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 22.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,771
Median House Value $572,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.1%
Irish 8.2%

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

West Windsor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 08550
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.29
Longitude -74.61

West Windsor 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 HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 2.8 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
Station LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 18.7 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 PEMBERTON
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cranbury 3,781 $170,074
East Windsor 27,501 $95,701
Hightstown 5,529 $80,862
Lawrenceville 3,825 $111,378
Plainsboro 23,420 $116,353
Princeton 28,936 $177,386

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

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