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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Princeton Junction train station
Location in Mercer County and the state of New Jersey.
|• Total||1.853 sq mi (4.801 km2)|
|• Land||1.826 sq mi (4.730 km2)|
|• Water||0.027 sq mi (0.071 km2) 1.48%|
|Elevation||60 ft (22 m)|
|• Density||1,349.8/sq mi (521.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02389708|
Princeton Junction is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within West Windsor Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 2,465.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.853 square miles (4.801 km2), including 1.826 square miles (4.730 km2) of land and 0.027 square miles (0.071 km2) of water (1.48%).
Princeton Junction's name comes from the train station of the same name, now on the Amtrak and New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor. The station is the junction between this main line and a spur served by the "Dinky" train, run by New Jersey Transit, to Princeton itself.
|Population sources: 2000 2010|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,465 people, 921 households, and 696 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,349.8 per square mile (521.2/km2). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 514.7 per square mile (198.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.81% (1,844) White, 2.43% (60) Black or African American, 0.16% (4) Native American, 18.62% (459) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.42% (35) from other races, and 2.56% (63) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.44% (134) of the population.
There were 921 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.2 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,382 people, 842 households, and 681 families living in the CDP. The population density was 491.8/km2 (1,276.9/mi2). There were 858 housing units at an average density of 177.2/km2 (460.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.99% White, 2.02% African American, 0.13% Native American, 8.86% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.
There were 842 households, out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the CDP the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $116,668, and the median income for a family was $127,617. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $58,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $44,113. None of the families and 1.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.3% of those over 64.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Princeton Junction include:
- Kevin Barry (born 1978), baseball player.
- Douglas Forrester (born 1953), former gubernatorial candidate.
- Ethan Hawke (born 1970), actor.
- Matt Lalli (born 1986), professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
- Ben H. Love (1930–2010), eighth Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America serving from 1985 to 1993.
- James Murphy (born 1970), singer, songwriter, DJ, electronic musician (as LCD Soundsystem).
- John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928–2015), mathematician.
- Bryan Singer (born 1965), film director, writer and producer.
- Christopher McQuarrie (born 1968), screenwriter, was born either in Princeton Junction, where he was raised, or in nearby Princeton. Different sources — and in the case of All Movie Guide, the same source — give both places. Note that Princeton Junction has no hospital.