Pennington, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 2,589 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 
Males: 1,212  (46.8%)
Females: 1,377  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08534.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $126,376 (it was $90,366 in 2000)
Pennington:

$126,376
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $69,416 (it was $45,843 in 2000)

Pennington borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $568,573 (it was $277,900 in 2000)
Pennington:

$568,573
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $391,451; detached houses: $453,124; townhouses or other attached units: $213,941; in 2-unit structures: $262,871; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $113,479; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $255,546; mobile homes: $455,784

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,573.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pennington: 117.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.7%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Pennington, NJ (2010)
    • 2,43294.1%White alone
    • 461.8%Asian alone
    • 451.7%Black alone
    • 371.4%Hispanic
    • 230.9%Two or more races
    • 20.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Pennington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Pennington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(36.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(77.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(257.4)
3
(111.2)
5
(186.8)
2
(75.4)
3
(113.2)
2
(74.8)
3
(115.7)
3
(115.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(154.4)
1
(38.8)
1
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(662.0)
19
(704.2)
8
(299.0)
18
(678.5)
13
(490.4)
17
(635.8)
13
(501.2)
8
(307.1)
5
(193.4)
10
(386.0)
5
(193.9)
7
(270.7)
8
(310.6)
5
(195.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(113.1)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.7)
1
(37.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)51.965.632.552.830.649.428.120.37.741.741.513.512.439.2

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City-data.com crime index in Pennington, NJ

Crime rate in Pennington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Irish (16.8%), German (13.0%), Italian (9.8%), English (8.2%), Polish (6.2%), American (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 2,690 people per square mile   (average).

Pennington, New Jersey map

236 residents are foreign born (4.3% Europe, 3.2% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

This borough:

9.1%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,642 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,702 (2.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Trenton, NJ (7.4 miles , pop. 85,403).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (29.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lawrenceville, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Ewing, NJ (2.1 miles ),
Hopewell borough, NJ (2.2 miles ),
Yardley borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Princeton borough, NJ (2.7 miles ),
Blawenburg, NJ (2.7 miles ),
Trenton, NJ (2.7 miles ),
Woodside, PA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 74.79 W

Area code: 609

Distribution of median household income in Pennington, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pennington, NJ in 2017

Property values in Pennington, NJ

Pennington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Pennington, NJ
Historical housing units in Pennington, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +211 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in Pennington, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Chemicals (4.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.0%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Chemicals (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.9%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Pennington, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Top executives (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Top executives (9.0%)
  • Computer specialists (6.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.4%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Lawyers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Pennington, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pennington, New Jersey average temperatures Pennington, New Jersey average precipitation Pennington, New Jersey humidity Pennington, New Jersey wind speed Pennington, New Jersey snowfall Pennington, New Jersey sunshine Pennington, New Jersey clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 87.1. This is about average.

City:

87.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.473. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.473
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.31. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.754. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.754
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.96
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Pennington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Pennington borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/17/1988, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pennington-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from Pennington center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from Pennington center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 293.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from Pennington center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 303.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pennington topographic map

Main business address for: MERCER INSURANCE GROUP INC (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE), MERRILL LYNCH LIFE INSURANCE CO , ML LIFE INSURANCE CO OF NEW YORK .

Hospitals and medical centers in Pennington:

  • CAPITAL HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER - HOPEWELL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, ONE CAPITAL WAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Pennington:

  • ST LAWRENCE REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ)
  • CARE ONE AT EWING (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EWING, NJ)
  • GREENWOOD HOUSE HOME FOR JEWIS (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TRENTON, NJ)
  • FRIENDS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; EWING, NJ)
  • LAWRENCEVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ)
  • MERCER COUNTY SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ)
  • FMC EWING (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; EWING, NJ)

Airports located in Pennington:

Amtrak stations near Pennington:

  • 8 miles: TRENTON (72 S. CLINTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pennington:

  • Rider University (about 4 miles; Lawrenceville, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,960)
  • The College of New Jersey (about 4 miles; Ewing, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,573)
  • Princeton University (about 7 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)
  • Thomas Edison State College (about 8 miles; Trenton, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Mercer County Community College (about 9 miles; West Windsor, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,728)
  • Bucks County Community College (about 11 miles; Newtown, PA; FT enrollment: 6,898)
  • Strayer University-Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; Trevose, PA; FT enrollment: 2,027)

Public high schools in Pennington:

  • HOPEWELL VALLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 259 PENNINGTON TITUSVILLE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MCVS ARTHUR R. SYPEK CENTER (Location: 129 BULL RUN ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Pennington:

  • THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL (Students: 483, Location: 112 W DELAWARE AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pennington:

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Library in Pennington:

  • PENNINGTON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $187,397; Location: 30 N. MAIN STREET; 21,943 books; 788 audio materials; 735 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pennington: Pennington Fire Company (A), Pennington First Aid Squad (B), Straube Center (C), Pennington Borough Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Pennington include: MERCER INSURANCE GROUP INC (A), ML LIFE INSURANCE CO OF NEW YORK (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Pennington: Pennington Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Pennington: Kunkel Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Howell Living History Farm (Historical Places & Services; 70 Woodens Ln).

Hotel: Four Seasons Management Office (500 Denow Road).

Court: Mc Court Entertainment (167 Stony Brook Road).

Birthplace of: Grant Billmeier - College basketball player (Seton Hall Pirates).

Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pennington and their reported violations in the past:

PENNINGTON W DEPT (Population served: 2,600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 63 regular monitoring violations
VOLPES CREAM KING (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
WILDFLOWERS (Population served: 362, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
STONEY-BROOK-MILLSTONE WATERSHED (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
STONEY BROOK-MILLSTONE WATERSHED (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pennington that have no violations reported:

  • STONEY BROOK-MILLSTONE WATERSHED (Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILSON & APPLE FUNERAL HOME (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.5 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

69.1%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

2.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
57 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Banks with most branches in Pennington (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pennington Hopewell at 2 Washington Crossing Rd, branch established on 1958/09/02; Pennington at 2 North Hwy 31, branch established on 1956/06/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Hopewell Valley Community Bank: at 4 Route 31 South, branch established on 1999/02/16; Denow Road Branch at 802 Denow Road, branch established on 2005/12/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $404.4 mil, Deposits: $335.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Pennington Branch at 25 Route 31 S Suite A, branch established on 1998/08/10; Hopewell @ Stop & Shop Branch at 800 W Denow Road, branch established on 2006/08/16. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: New Jersey Branch at 1600 Merrill Lynch Drive, branch established on 2007/11/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Bank of Princeton: Pennington Branch at 2 Route 31, branch established on 2007/12/17. Info updated 2012/04/03: Bank assets: $664.9 mil, Deposits: $595.6 mil, headquarters in Princeton, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Pennington Branch at 3 Tree Farm Road, branch established on 2010/06/26. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Sun National Bank: Pennington Branch at 1 North Main Street, branch established on 2002/07/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,180.3 mil, Deposits: $2,715.6 mil, headquarters in Vineland, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Sun Bancorp, Inc
  • TD Bank, National Association: Pennington Branch at 5 State Highway 31 North, branch established on 2001/07/28. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Pennington Branch at 2583 Pennington Road, branch established on 1982/06/19. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Pennington:

Marital status in Pennington, NJ
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Pennington:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 39.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pennington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pennington, NJ (based on Mercer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic121,65026
Mainline Protestant29,63886
Evangelical Protestant17,27491
Other17,11538
Black Protestant5,14630
Orthodox1,9605
None173,730-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 107
Mercer County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Mercer County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Mercer County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Mercer County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 270
Here:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

8.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

22.2%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mercer County:

20.1%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pennington:

54.5%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.2%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Pennington:

28.3
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pennington:

9.0%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pennington:

35.4%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

58.9%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pennington, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7$30,174$51,7270$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$27,882$83,6464$2,808
Financial Administration 2$11,718$70,3081$1,146
Other Government Administration 1$3,878$46,5361$636
Police - Other 1$4,472$53,6640$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$4,050
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,452
Totals for Government 15$78,124$62,49912$11,092

Pennington government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $407,000 ($157.20)
    General - Other: $407,000 ($157.20)
    Regular Highways: $267,000 ($103.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $433,000 ($167.25)
    Water Utilities: $279,000 ($107.76)
    Sewerage: $258,000 ($99.65)
    Regular Highways: $248,000 ($95.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($64.50)
    Libraries: $164,000 ($63.34)
    General - Other: $115,000 ($44.42)
    Central Staff Services: $112,000 ($43.26)
    Financial Administration: $87,000 ($33.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($27.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $53,000 ($20.47)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($12.75)
    Health - Other: $32,000 ($12.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($6.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000 ($65.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $304,000 ($117.42)
    Other - Health - Other: $49,000 ($18.93)
    Other - Police Protection: $45,000 ($17.38)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($8.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $400,000 ($154.50)
    General - Other: $89,000 ($34.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,067,000 ($412.13)

Pennington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $563,000 ($217.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($14.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($3.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $116,000 ($44.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000 ($25.88)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($5.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $618,000 ($238.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $411,000 ($158.75)
    Highways: $267,000 ($103.13)
    General Local Government Support: $188,000 ($72.61)
  • Tax - Property: $2,379,000 ($918.89)
    Other License: $64,000 ($24.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $30,000 ($11.59)

Pennington government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,804,000 ($1855.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,409,000 ($1702.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000 ($152.57)

Pennington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000 ($68.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $926,000 ($357.67)

5.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($83,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,461 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.94% ($89,548 average AGI)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.43% ($57,574)
from Bucks County, PA  0.29% ($57,929)


6.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($100,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,801 average AGI)
Mercer County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Burlington County, NJ  0.78% ($64,121 average AGI)
to Bucks County, PA  0.57% ($89,508)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.55% ($94,672)
Businesses in Pennington, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Starbucks1
DHL1Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx5UPS5
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1
New Balance1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pennington:

  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBUD (1260 AM; 5 kW; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIMG (1300 AM; 3 kW; EWING, NJ; Owner: MORRIS B/C COMPANY OF N. J. INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHY (920 AM; 1 kW; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pennington:

  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WTHK (94.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WPST (97.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • W220AG (91.9 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, ETC., NJ; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOC.)
  • WWFM (89.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDVR (89.7 FM; DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: PENN-JERSEY EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCVH (90.5 FM; FLEMINGTON, NJ; Owner: HUNTERDON CENTRAL H. S. BD. OF EDUC.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pennington:

  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W25AW (Channel 25; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: WZBN TV, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
Pennington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Pennington fatal accident list:

Jan 28, 2014 07:46 AM, Sr-31, West Delaware Ave, Lat: 40.327203, Lon: -74.798814, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 20, 2001 04:30 PM, Sr-31, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1985 04:10 PM, Rt031, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 28, 1983 09:52 PM, Rt031, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 1, 1982 11:26 AM, Rt031, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 12, 1976 02:58 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 12, 1975 02:58 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.8mTotal length
  • $2,232,000Total costs
  • 210,949Total average daily traffic
  • 11,801Total average daily truck traffic
  • 96,296Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pennington, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pennington, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pennington)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Pennington, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 112 W. DELAWARE AVE., 112 West Delaware Avenue (Lat: 40.326250 Lon: -74.793361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQKR429,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2009, Expiration Date: 02/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2013, Certifier: James J.R. Talbot, Registrant: At&t Corp., 675 West Peachtree Street, Nw, Room 34a16, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 927-2692, Fax: (404) 522-7665, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pennington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pennington)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$260,50017$341,471110$284,7640$03$187,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$440,0008$339,6250$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$371,0003$396,00032$329,0631$70,0003$361,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$67,0003$276,33320$330,6002$35,5001$160,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$445,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0039.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$415,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$302,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$331,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0039.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pennington, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pennington, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 28
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Pennington, NJ

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pennington, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pennington, NJ
  • 77.1%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pennington, NJ
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 30.7%Electricity
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used


Pennington compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Pennington on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #91 (08534) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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