Griggstown, New Jersey

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Population in 2010: 819.
Males: 450  (55.0%)
Females: 369  (45.0%)
Median resident age:

67.0 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $111,587
Griggstown:

$111,587
NJ:

$85,751

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $56,743

Griggstown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $440,800
Griggstown:

$440,800
NJ:

$348,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $358,404; detached houses: $354,053
March 2019 cost of living index in Griggstown: 115.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.2%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (32.1%), Polish (17.9%), English (17.6%), German (17.6%), American (6.0%), French (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

67 residents are foreign born (9.0% Europe, 2.0% Oceania).

This place:

11.0%
New Jersey:

22.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $8,747 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $9,271 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (14.2 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (26.8 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (37.7 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

East Rocky Hill, NJ (1.3 miles ),
Harlingen, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Ten Mile Run, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Rocky Hill borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Pleasant Plains, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Kendall Park, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Belle Mead, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Blackwells Mills, NJ (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 40.44 N, Longitude: 74.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 908

Distribution of median household income in Griggstown, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Griggstown, NJ in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.3%
New Jersey:

9.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.6. This is about average.

City:

85.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.326. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.326
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.30. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0940. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0940
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Griggstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Griggstown place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 25.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Griggstown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from the city center
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 75.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from Griggstown center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 285.7 miles away from Griggstown 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 73.8 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 283.8 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 Somerset County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Griggstown:

  • FRANKLIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FRANKLIN PARK, NJ)
  • EAST MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BELLE MEAD, NJ)
  • BRIDGEWAY CARE AND REHAB CENTER AT HILLSBOROUGH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HILLSBOROUGH, NJ)
  • PRINCETON HOMECARE SERVICES, PRINCETON HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; PRINCETON, NJ)
  • PRINCETON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, NJ)
  • PAVILLIONS AT FORRESTAL , THE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, NJ)
  • DCI NORTH BRUNSWICK DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Griggstown:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 17 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Griggstown:

  • Princeton University (about 7 miles; Princeton, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,897)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 10 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Rider University (about 13 miles; Lawrenceville, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,960)
  • Mercer County Community College (about 13 miles; West Windsor, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,728)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Branchburg, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,735)
  • Middlesex County College (about 14 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • The College of New Jersey (about 15 miles; Ewing, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,573)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Griggstown Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Griggstown: Reformed Church of Griggstown (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tenmile Run (A), Simonson Brook (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
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.5%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Griggstown:

Marital status in Griggstown, NJ
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 72.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Griggstown:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
New Jersey average:

12.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Griggstown, NJ (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic98,95129
Mainline Protestant27,47268
Other15,07833
Evangelical Protestant13,15853
Orthodox1,2006
Black Protestant1,0767
None166,509-
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: 69
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Somerset County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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
Here:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

6.7%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

20.4%
State:

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

24.0%
State:

18.0%

6.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($99,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,109 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, NJ  1.86% ($84,038 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  0.79% ($77,768)
from Morris County, NJ  0.44% ($154,513)


7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($110,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,010 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.35% ($54,961 average AGI)
to Union County, NJ  0.59% ($62,161)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.46% ($101,740)

Strongest AM radio stations in Griggstown:

  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Griggstown:

  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • W220AG (91.9 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, ETC., NJ; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPST (97.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTHK (94.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Griggstown:

  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING 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)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.0mTotal length
  • $136,000Total costs
  • 2,280Total average daily traffic
  • 65Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,735Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • D & R Canal State Park (Lat: 40.474000 Lon: -74.570167), Call Sign: WZJ367,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.0000 MHz, 151.475 MHz, 159.240 MHz, 159.270 MHz, 159.285 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.345 MHz, 159.375 MHz, 159.405 MHz, 159.465 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2014, Expiration Date: 04/19/2024, Registrant: Nj Forest Fire Service, 501 East State St, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, Phone: (609) 292-9277, Fax: (609) 984-0378, Email:
  • 1037 Canal Road (Lat: 40.441111 Lon: -74.609444), Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.3 m, Overall height: 9.3 m, Call Sign: WPSH257,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.63000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2011, Expiration Date: 04/24/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2018, Certifier: Jeffrey J Carter, Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Fax: (616) 772-2966, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Griggstown, NJ
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 5.8%Other fuel


Griggstown compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Griggstown on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in France (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #27 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 largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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