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Population in 2012: 7,242 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 

Males: 3,516  (48.6%)
Females: 3,726  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 08869.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,240 (it was $51,122 in 2000)
Raritan:

$67,240
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,307

Raritan borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $331,547 (it was $182,000 in 2000)
Raritan:

$331,547
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $403,511; Detached houses: $415,455; Townhouses or other attached units: $302,462; In 2-unit structures: $385,486; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $518,075

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,253.

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  • White alone - 4,507 (65.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,128 (16.4%)
  • Asian alone - 975 (14.2%)
  • Black alone - 128 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 111 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 23 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Raritan: 124.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (26.6%), Irish (11.6%), German (8.6%), English (6.4%), Polish (5.8%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 3,558 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Raritan:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raritan borough:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1,662 residents are foreign born (5.8% Asia, 4.7% Europe).

This borough:  23.9%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Raritan, New Jersey as of November 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Raritan to the number of sex offenders is 2,414 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,551 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,606 (2.1%)

Raritan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (13.8 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (26.3 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (38.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Bradley Gardens, NJ (1.0 miles ), Somerville borough, NJ (1.3 miles ), Green Knoll, NJ (1.5 miles ), Finderne, NJ (1.8 miles ), Manville borough, NJ (1.8 miles ), Weston, NJ (1.9 miles ), Zarephath, NJ (2.0 miles) , Martinsville, NJ (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 74.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,854 (+69.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 358 (10.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 908

Raritan household income distribution Raritan home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Raritan by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010111002000
per 100,000 0.015.50.015.615.615.60.00.027.00.00.00.0
Robberies 312424251235
per 100,000 46.915.531.262.531.262.531.371.113.526.743.572.0
Assaults 252344663954
per 100,000 31.377.331.246.962.462.593.885.340.5120.272.457.6
Burglaries 203313182329212620182328
per 100,000 312.9510.0202.7281.2358.5453.4328.2369.7269.8240.4333.1403.2
Thefts 105124152109104829613315314498101
per 100,000 1642.91916.22369.41702.61621.21282.11500.21891.12063.91923.31419.51454.3
Auto thefts 1126644153262
per 100,000 15.6185.493.593.762.462.515.671.140.526.786.928.8
Arson 220100000100
per 100,000 31.330.90.015.60.00.00.00.00.013.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 96.7141.3116.9120.3114.4116.799.5128.9122.5113.3101.4107.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
New Jersey average:

3.38

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Raritan, New Jersey accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
New Jersey:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +513 (+8.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Raritan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Raritan, New Jersey

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Tornado activity:

Raritan-area historical tornado activity is above New Jersey state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Raritan borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 17.4 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Raritan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 85% 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 75.5 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 74.0 miles away from Raritan 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 24.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 21.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Raritan center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

Birthplace of: Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr. - Politician, Tony Bongiovi - Record producer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Raritan:

  • RARITAN HEALTH AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, 633 ROUTE 28)
  • RARITAN HLTH EXTENDED CARE CTR (Nursing Home, 633 ROUTE 28)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Raritan:

  • COMMUNITY VNA (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SOMERVILLE, NJ)
  • SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 3 miles away; SOMERVILLE, NJ)
  • FRIENDS RETIREMENT CONCEPTS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, NJ)

Political contributions by individuals in Raritan, NJ

Amtrak stations near Raritan:

  • 12 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 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 Raritan:

  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 5 miles; Branchburg, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,086)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 12 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 32,147)
  • Middlesex County College (about 15 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,684)
  • Princeton University (about 16 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,592)
  • Drew University (about 18 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,115)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 18 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,671)
  • Union County College (about 19 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,338)

Public elementary/middle school in Raritan:

Private elementary/middle schools in Raritan:

  • ROBBINS NEST LEARNING CENTER (Students: 65; Location: 134 ORLANDO DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON CHILD DEV CTR OF SOMERSET CNTY (Students: 40; Location: PO BOX 300 RTE 202; Grades: KG - KG)
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Library in Raritan:

  • RARITAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $444,570; Location: 54 E. SOMERSET STREET; 34,865 books; 1,205 audio materials; 1,664 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Raritan: Somerville First Aid Rescue Squad Station 2 (A), Relief Hose Company 2 / Raritan Fire Department (B), Somerset County District Raritan Campus Emergency Service (C), Raritan Fire Prevention Bureau (D), Relief Hose Company 2 Downtown / Raritan Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Raritan include: Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (A), Third Reformed Church (B), Saint Ann's Church (C), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Main Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 51 Thompson Street).

 
Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  NO2 PM2.5 Ozone  CO  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.3. This is about average.
City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.03
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.55
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 15.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

22.9
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.337. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.337
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.43
U.S.:

2.43

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

BELVIDERE SQUARE APT. COMPLEX (Population served: 71, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.0%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Black residents, 39.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 95.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.6 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  65.4%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.0%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Raritan, NJ

5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Raritan compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Raritan (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Raritan Branch, Raritan @ Stop & Shop Branch, Raritan Valley Branch. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Raritan - Raritan Mall Branch at 300 Orlando Drive, branch established on 2003/08/04. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Somerset Savings Bank, SLA: Raritan at 802 Somerset Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $587.0 mil, Deposits: $484.6 mil, headquarters in Bound Brook, NJ, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Raritan Branch at 34 East Somerset Street, branch established on 1994/05/09. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Raritan travel time to work - commute


Raritan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Raritan borough (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.38%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in America
Adherents69.5%6.5%3.7%3.7%3.2%
Congregations18.4%6.1%2.7%9.5%11.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.7%1.9%1.1%1.1%6.5%
Congregations10.2%4.8%0.7%0.7%35.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 69
Somerset County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 53
Somerset County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Somerset County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 256
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

20.4%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
State:

18.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,289$49,7340$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,945$59,7800$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,881$46,5724$5,787
Police Protection - Officers 19$134,253$84,7910$0
Police - Other 4$11,249$33,7470$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,601
Streets and Highways 5$22,178$53,2270$0
Health 0$0 1$86
Solid Waste Management 7$32,196$55,1930$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$1,010
Local Libraries 1$3,936$47,23210$8,229
Other and Unallocable 3$14,829$59,3169$5,469
Totals for Government 45$245,756$65,53529$23,182


8.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($79,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
New Jersey average:

6.12%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($731 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.13%
New Jersey average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, NJ  2.21% ($62,979 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  1.06% ($72,811)
from Morris County, NJ  0.52% ($105,778)


8.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($90,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
New Jersey average:

6.89%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($833 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.60% ($51,524 average AGI)
to Union County, NJ  0.61% ($60,018)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.55% ($105,455)

Strongest AM radio stations in Raritan:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWTR (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BRIDGEWATER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raritan:

  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • 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.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCVH (90.5 FM; FLEMINGTON, NJ; Owner: HUNTERDON CENTRAL H. S. BD. OF EDUC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Raritan:

  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • 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.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, 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.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Raritan, New Jersey:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
New Jersey average:
  • Fatal accident count: 98
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 145
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 106
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Raritan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total average daily traffic: 124,590
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,982


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Keyport Toll Interchange (Lat: 40.421778 Lon: -74.206806), Call Sign: WGP886
    Assigned Frequencies: 812.037 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2011, Expiration Date: 10/08/2021, Certifier: Peter S Jaworski
    Registrant: New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 581 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, Phone: (732) 442-8600, Fax: (732) 293-1191, Email:
  • 69 First Ave (Lat: 40.564556 Lon: -74.639056), Type: Building, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPII587, Licensee ID: L00302863
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/1995, Expiration Date: 09/13/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2001, Certifier: Jean Neff
    Registrant: Roche Biomedical Laboratories Inc, 69 First Ave, Raritan, NJ 08869, Phone: (908) 526-2400
  • Lat: 40.566778 Lon: -74.632944, Call Sign: WPSG545
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.212 MHz, 468.287 MHz, 468.387 MHz, 464.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/17/2021, Certifier: Thomas P Specian
    Registrant: National License Corp, 938 3rd Avenue Nw, Carmel, IN 46032, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • 223 West End Avenue (Lat: 40.574167 Lon: -74.626944), Call Sign: WPWK598
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.212 MHz, 469.037 MHz, 469.237 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.262 MHz, 469.087 MHz, 469.287 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 469.312 MHz, 469.137 MHz... (+21 more)
    Grant Date: 12/09/2002, Expiration Date: 12/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2013, Certifier: Robert R Melillo
    Registrant: Panasonic Information Systems Company, 1707 N Randall Road, E1-D9, Elgin, IL 60123-7847, Phone: (847) 468-5318, Fax: (847) 468-5331, Email:
  • Keyport Toll Interchange (Lat: 40.421778 Lon: -74.206806), Call Sign: WQKG605
    Assigned Frequencies: 807.162 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/16/2011, Expiration Date: 10/08/2021, Certifier: Kimberly E Leary-Thomas
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 59 - 2nd Avenue (Lat: 40.570361 Lon: -74.637083), Call Sign: KNKG859
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.937 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Andrew Fitton
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8663, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Raritan)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU-2B-36 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 10, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 255 mph), Engine: AIRESEARCH TPE331-5-252M (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 112MA , Serial Number: 689, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 07/28/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Somerset Spring & Alignment Inc, 59 2nd Ave, Raritan, NJ 08869
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 551PA , Serial Number: 28-7225472, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): Statewide Environmental Services LLC, Po Box 52, Raritan, NJ 08869
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 56337 , Serial Number: 28-7405003, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1973
    Registrant (Individual): William Atkinson, 39 N Gaston Ave, Raritan, NJ 08869
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-310 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 87MA , Serial Number: 31-444, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Taft Leasing Inc, Po Box 195, Raritan, NJ 08869



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
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 ORIGINATED16$277,75025$267,160142$240,1067$74,5711$236,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$313,0000$07$268,0001$236,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$296,6677$257,71445$247,1116$125,5003$174,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$312,5712$257,50030$244,1671$100,0001$265,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$286,0001$360,0006$264,8330$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0505.00 , 0506.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$257,2003$295,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$406,0002$255,0001$271,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$299,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$297,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0505.00 , 0506.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 39
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Raritan


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Raritan, NJ

Most common first names in Raritan, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24681.3 years
John20675.1 years
Joseph17074.3 years
Anna14283.4 years
Helen9282.8 years
Anthony8875.1 years
Margaret8278.8 years
Rose8083.5 years
James6874.0 years
Frank6475.3 years
Most common last names in Raritan, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Soriano4080.0 years
Comandini2278.9 years
Macko2275.2 years
Dipaolo2275.1 years
Demaio1875.4 years
Russo1877.5 years
Gara1675.5 years
Esposito1681.8 years
Conti1672.3 years
Matteis1682.4 years
Businesses in Raritan, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Staples1
Burger King1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
Harmon Face Values1The Room Place1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Toys"R"Us1
Panera Bread1UPS4
Browse common businesses in Raritan, NJ

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