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Population in 2012: 5,836 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 

Males: 2,874  (49.3%)
Females: 2,962  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  46.9 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 07060.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $105,038 (it was $101,944 in 2000)
Watchung:

$105,038
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $65,818

Watchung borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $654,395 (it was $436,100 in 2000)
Watchung:

$654,395
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $715,489; Detached houses: $728,781; Townhouses or other attached units: $428,103

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,610.

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  • White alone - 4,427 (76.3%)
  • Asian alone - 733 (12.6%)
  • Hispanic - 307 (5.3%)
  • Black alone - 190 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 122 (2.1%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watchung: 126.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (13.1%), Irish (11.7%), German (10.5%), Polish (7.3%), English (5.8%), United States (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1926

Elevation: 181 feet

Land area: 6.02 square miles.

Population density: 970 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Watchung:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watchung borough:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

1,188 residents are foreign born (9.5% Europe, 7.4% Asia).

This borough:  20.6%
New Jersey:  21.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $10,001 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $10,001 (1.6%)

Watchung satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (7.8 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (15.1 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (27.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: North Plainfield borough, NJ (1.1 miles ), Plainfield, NJ (1.5 miles ), Berkeley Heights, NJ (1.7 miles ), Fanwood borough, NJ (1.8 miles ), Dunellen borough, NJ (1.9 miles ), Scotch Plains, NJ (1.9 miles ), South Plainfield borough, NJ (2.1 miles ), New Providence borough, NJ (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.64 N, Longitude: 74.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,308 (+40.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 288 (10.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 908

Watchung household income distribution Watchung home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Watchung 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 000020100100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.034.50.016.00.00.014.80.00.0
Robberies 756356262222
per 100,000 123.787.2100.951.986.297.232.089.229.829.634.434.1
Assaults 033000201130
per 100,000 0.052.350.50.00.00.032.00.014.914.851.50.0
Burglaries 36224021913152113212621
per 100,000 636.0383.9672.7363.4155.1210.5239.8312.2193.5311.0446.7358.5
Thefts 210288253322400284266310327309356306
per 100,000 3710.25025.34255.05572.96894.24599.24251.94608.34866.14576.46116.85224.5
Auto thefts 1515281617147623710
per 100,000 265.0261.7470.9276.9293.0226.7111.989.229.844.4120.3170.7
Arson 000100100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.30.00.016.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 254.5289.2299.1289.8368.2249.2227.5243.2225.4235.1310.1261.3

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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 Watchung detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.12
New Jersey average:

3.38

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Watchung, 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: -850 (-13.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Watchung-area historical tornado activity is above New Jersey state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Watchung borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 20.4 miles away from the borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watchung-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 86.5 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 85.0 miles away from Watchung 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 34.8 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 19.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from Watchung 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 96.1 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).
Watchung topographic map

Birthplace of: Laura Prepon - Actress, Harold Norman Moldenke - Botanist.


Hospital/medical center in Watchung:

  • MCAULEY HALL HEALTH CARE CENTE (Nursing Home, 1633 HIGHWAY 22)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Watchung:

  • ARISTACARE AT NORWOOD TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • VILLA MARIA (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • RUNNELLS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ)

Political contributions by individuals in Watchung, NJ

Amtrak stations near Watchung:

  • 8 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 14 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government website: watchungnj.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watchung:

  • Union County College (about 7 miles; Cranford, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,338)
  • Drew University (about 9 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,115)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 10 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,671)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 10 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 32,147)
  • Middlesex County College (about 10 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,684)
  • Kean University (about 12 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,081)
  • Seton Hall University (about 12 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,575)

Private high school in Watchung:

  • MT ST MARY ACADEMY (HIGH SCHOOL) (Students: 381; Location: 1645 RTE 22; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watchung:

Private elementary/middle school in Watchung:

  • MCAULEY SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 1633 US HIGHWAY 22; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Watchung, map of school districts: WATCHUNG BOROUGH


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Notable locations in Watchung: Twin Brooks Golf Course (A), Camp Elsinore (B), Camp Endeavor (C), Watchung Rescue Squad (D), Watchung Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Blue Star Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Watchung include: Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (A), Wilson Memorial Union Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: North Plainfield Burying Ground (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Best Lake (A), Watchung Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
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  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.334. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.334
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.74. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.74
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 14.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.5
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.19
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00543
U.S.:

0.05378


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.5%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  76.3%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  4.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Watchung, NJ

People in group quarters in Watchung in 2010:

  • 69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
64 people in nursing homes in 2000
58 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Watchung compared to New Jersey state average:

Watchung, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Watchung (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Watchung Branch at 1605 Us Hwy 22, branch established on 2008/05/08; Watching Circle Banking Center at 60 Stirling Road, branch established on 2011/10/26. 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.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Watchung @ Stop & Shop Branch at 1511 Route 22 West, Suite 6, branch established on 2004/05/04. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Watchung travel time to work - commute


Watchung mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Watchung 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 3$14,478$57,9122$7,234
Other Government Administration 7$29,126$49,93010$5,046
Judicial and Legal 2$8,794$52,7642$4,330
Police Protection - Officers 27$203,874$90,6110$0
Police - Other 9$42,420$56,5600$0
Streets and Highways 10$45,636$54,7631$1,076
Welfare 0$0 1$474
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,674
Other and Unallocable 0$0 8$15,100
Totals for Government 58$344,328$71,24025$34,934

Watchung government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,184,000 ($374.23)
    General - Other: $1,000,000 ($171.35)
    Sewerage: $548,000 ($93.90)
    Regular Highways: $500,000 ($85.68)
    Central Staff Services: $350,000 ($59.97)
    General Public Buildings: $300,000 ($51.41)
    Financial Administration: $262,000 ($44.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000 ($44.55)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $175,000 ($29.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $151,000 ($25.87)
    Fire Protection: $111,000 ($19.02)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($2.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,244,000 ($384.51)

Watchung government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $803,000 ($137.59)
    All Other: $346,000 ($59.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $72,000 ($12.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $186,000 ($31.87)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($1.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,072,000 ($183.69)
    Highways: $150,000 ($25.70)
    Public Welfare: $5,000 ($0.86)
  • Tax - Property: $4,100,000 ($702.54)
    NEC: $196,000 ($33.58)

Watchung government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,750,000 ($642.56)

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 Watchung:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watchung:

  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • 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)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watchung:

  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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

Watchung, New Jersey:
  • Fatal accident count: 41
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 63
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 17
  • Fatalities: 46
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 102
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
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 Watchung fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 102 meters (335ft)
Total costs: $1,796,000
Total average daily traffic: 294,968
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,544

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Watchung, NJ

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Watchung, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Johnston Dr., 421 Johnston Drive (Lat: 40.635944 Lon: -74.438222), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 56 m, Call Sign: WQAN966, Licensee ID: L00016788
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2004, Expiration Date: 07/12/2014, Certifier: James R Barsuglia
    Registrant: State Of New Jersey, River Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068, Phone: (609) 882-2000
  • JOHNSTON DR, 400 Johnston Dr (Lat: 40.636194 Lon: -74.438361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 53.4 m, Call Sign: WQRA485
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023, Certifier: Rubin Walker
    Registrant: Jacobs Engineering, 450 Raritan Center Parkway - Suite C, Edison, NJ 08837, Phone: (732) 902-6977, Fax: (732) 225-1773, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watchung)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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: 3263P , Serial Number: 28-2338, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Frank T Jencik, 186 Anderson Rd, Watchung, NJ 07060
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/19/1988
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T206H (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5224C , Serial Number: T20608386, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/2003
    Registrant (Corporation): Lrb Aviation LLC, 58 Ridge Rd, Watchung, NJ 07069
  • Aircraft: WARD JOSEPH S JR RANS S-9 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 54JW , Serial Number: 0888060, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph S Jr Ward, 20 Orchard Rd, Watchung, NJ 07060
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6821G , Serial Number: 15072321, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Carla I Mueller, 320 Hillcrest Rd, Watchung, NJ 07060
  • Aircraft: BEECH S35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 818SD , Serial Number: D-7480, Year manufactured: 1964
    Registrant (Individual): Richard E Boden, 356 Johnston Dr, Watchung, NJ 07069



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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$471,75047$471,277173$424,22514$180,8571$995,0006$468,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$366,00012$557,25015$361,0670$00$01$395,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$513,33315$510,33345$402,8674$248,0000$02$199,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$04$377,00031$446,6131$900,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$04$457,0007$615,5710$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0523.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$332,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$470,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$366,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0523.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 36
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Watchung


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watchung, NJ
Businesses in Watchung, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike6
Arby's1Old Country Buffet1
Avenue1Old Navy1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Panera Bread1
Baskin-Robbins1PetSmart1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pier 1 Imports1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Quiznos1
DressBarn1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Raymour & Flanigan1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx4Staples1
Foot Locker1Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile3
GameStop2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Target1
Kohl's1Toys"R"Us1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless2
LensCrafters1Walmart1
Marshalls1Wendy's1
New Balance1
Browse common businesses in Watchung, NJ

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