Raritan, New Jersey

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Population in 2019: 7,765 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.5%
 
Males: 3,817  (49.2%)
Females: 3,948  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years

Zip codes: 08869.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $77,948 (it was $51,122 in 2000)
Raritan:

$77,948
NJ:

$85,751

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,618 (it was $26,420 in 2000)

Raritan borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $351,657 (it was $182,000 in 2000)
Raritan:

$351,657
NJ:

$348,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $335,726; detached houses: $343,750; townhouses or other attached units: $285,137; in 2-unit structures: $282,449

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,712.

March 2019 cost of living index in Raritan: 122.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.7%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.9% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.5% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Raritan, NJ (2019)
    • 4,69359.8%White alone
    • 1,42018.1%Hispanic
    • 1,31716.8%Asian alone
    • 86211.0%Other race alone
    • 680.9%Black alone
    • 150.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Raritan, New Jersey as of June 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Raritan is 1,896 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Raritan by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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)
2
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.0)
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)
3
(37.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(62.5)
2
(31.3)
5
(71.1)
1
(13.5)
2
(26.7)
3
(43.5)
5
(72.0)
2
(27.2)
2
(25.2)
2
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(62.5)
6
(93.8)
6
(85.3)
3
(40.5)
9
(120.2)
5
(72.4)
4
(57.6)
4
(54.4)
2
(25.2)
1
(11.9)
4
(48.4)
3
(36.3)
1
(12.3)
2
(25.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(453.4)
21
(328.2)
26
(369.7)
20
(269.8)
18
(240.4)
23
(333.1)
28
(403.2)
12
(163.2)
32
(403.5)
22
(260.7)
17
(205.6)
10
(120.9)
5
(61.7)
11
(137.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(1,282)
96
(1,500)
133
(1,891)
153
(2,064)
144
(1,923)
98
(1,419)
101
(1,454)
100
(1,360)
118
(1,488)
95
(1,126)
135
(1,633)
76
(918.7)
54
(666.8)
45
(562.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(62.5)
1
(15.6)
5
(71.1)
3
(40.5)
2
(26.7)
6
(86.9)
2
(28.8)
4
(54.4)
3
(37.8)
2
(23.7)
7
(84.7)
4
(48.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(62.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index131.8112.4145.6138.4128.0114.6121.889.2103.4122.196.260.033.575.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Raritan, NJ

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 22 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
New Jersey average:

4.23
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Ancestries: Italian (15.4%), Irish (5.5%), Egyptian (3.4%), Polish (3.3%), Brazilian (1.8%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 3,815 people per square mile   (average).

Raritan, New Jersey map

2,462 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America, 5.1% Asia, 3.9% Europe).

This borough:

31.4%
New Jersey:

22.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $7,366 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $7,280 (2.1%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (26.1 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (36.4 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

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: +3,716 (+47.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 486 (11.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 908

Distribution of median household income in Raritan, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Raritan, NJ in 2019
Raritan satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.3%
New Jersey:

9.9%
Historical population in Raritan, NJ
Historical housing units in Raritan, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +513 (+8.8%).
Most common industries in Raritan, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Chemicals (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Chemicals (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Chemicals (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Raritan, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)

Average climate in Raritan, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Raritan, New Jersey average temperatures Raritan, New Jersey average precipitation Raritan, New Jersey humidity Raritan, New Jersey wind speed Raritan, New Jersey snowfall Raritan, New Jersey sunshine Raritan, New Jersey clear and cloudy days
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 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.378. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.378
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.84. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.84
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.232. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.232
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Raritan-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 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 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 255.2 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 75.5 miles away from Raritan center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 234.4 miles away from Raritan center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 276.8 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 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 274.9 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).
Raritan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Raritan:

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

Other hospitals and medical centers near Raritan:

  • COMMUNITY VNA (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SOMERVILLE, NJ)
  • SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SOMERVILLE, NJ)
  • FRIENDS RETIREMENT CONCEPTS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, NJ)
  • N J EASTERN STAR HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, NJ)
  • BRIDGEWAY CARE AND REHAB CENTER AT HILLSBOROUGH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HILLSBOROUGH, NJ)
  • FOOTHILL ACRES REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HILLSBOROUGH, NJ)
  • FELLOWSHIP VILLAGE - LTC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BASKING RIDGE, 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: 5,735)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 11 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Middlesex County College (about 15 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Princeton University (about 16 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)
  • Drew University (about 17 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 18 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)
  • Union County College (about 18 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)

Public elementary/middle school in Raritan:

Private elementary/middle school in Raritan:

  • ST ANN GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 227, Location: 29 2ND AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Raritan

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Somerset 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 Raritan and their reported violations in the past:

BELVIDERE SQUARE APT COMPLEX (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-13-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-26-2009)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Raritan:

Marital status in Raritan, NJ
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

For population 25 years and over in Raritan:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
New Jersey average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Raritan
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Raritan, 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
Somerset 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
This 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.
New Jersey:

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

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

20.4%
State:

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

24.0%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Raritan:

50.5%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.0%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Raritan:

12.2%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Raritan:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.5%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Raritan:

78.5%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Raritan, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$131,704$92,9680$0
Solid Waste Management 7$34,926$59,8730$0
Streets and Highways 4$17,254$51,7620$0
Other Government Administration 4$26,636$79,9085$711
Local Libraries 3$11,545$46,1806$4,411
Other and Unallocable 2$2,042$12,2526$5,007
Financial Administration 2$9,769$58,6140$0
Police - Other 1$3,733$44,7960$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,590$55,0802$2,018
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,989
Totals for Government 41$242,199$70,88821$15,136

Raritan government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $245,000 ($31.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,919,000 ($247.13)
    General - Other: $1,162,000 ($149.65)
    Sewerage: $826,000 ($106.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $767,000 ($98.78)
    Financial Administration: $519,000 ($66.84)
    Libraries: $404,000 ($52.03)
    Regular Highways: $273,000 ($35.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $255,000 ($32.84)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($20.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $156,000 ($20.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($13.65)
    General Public Buildings: $103,000 ($13.26)
    Health - Other: $102,000 ($13.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $95,000 ($12.23)
    Parking Facilities: $55,000 ($7.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,163,000 ($407.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($10.05)

Raritan government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $264,000 ($34.00)
    Sewerage: $200,000 ($25.76)
    Parking Facilities: $129,000 ($16.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,000 ($1.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $306,000 ($39.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $131,000 ($16.87)
    Interest Earnings: $66,000 ($8.50)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($1.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,489,000 ($191.76)
    General Local Government Support: $662,000 ($85.25)
    Public Welfare: $157,000 ($20.22)
  • Tax - Property: $28,460,000 ($3665.16)

Raritan government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,573,000 ($460.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,258,000 ($419.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000 ($40.57)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $2,815,000 ($362.52)

Raritan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,573,000 ($975.27)

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)
Businesses in Raritan, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Staples1
AutoZone1Stop & Shop1
Burger King1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
Harmon Face Values1The Room Place1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Toys"R"Us1
Panera Bread1UPS4
RadioShack1

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)
Raritan fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Raritan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.9mTotal length
  • $293,000Total costs
  • 230,448Total average daily traffic
  • 9,121Total average daily truck traffic
  • 244,803Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 59 - 2nd Avenue (Lat: 40.570361 Lon: -74.637083), Call Sign: WQZD509,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.937 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Somerset Spring & Alignment Inc, 59 2nd Ave / 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 in Raritan, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Raritan, NJ - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fires - 54 took place in 2015, and the least - 12 in 2016. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Raritan, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.2%), and Outside Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Raritan, NJ
    • 16046.2%Structure Fires
    • 10730.9%Outside Fires
    • 5415.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 257.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Raritan, NJ
  • 90.2%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Raritan, NJ
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Raritan compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
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  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern 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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