Pennington, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pennington, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Pennington had a population of 2,607 as of July 1, 2017. Pennington ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pennington is located at latitude 40.3249 and longitude -74.7888 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Pennington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Borough of Pennington (GNIS ID: 885347) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pennington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pennington: Hopewell, Penington, Penny Town, Queenstown.

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Pennington, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,607
Daytime Population: Workers 1,492
Daytime Population: Residents 1,271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,763
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 2,547
Population in Familes 2,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 2,727
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $122,916
Average Household Income $181,528
Per Capita Income $73,906


Total Housing Units 1,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 803 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $545,565
Average Home Value $546,357


Total Households 1,049
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 723
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.17%
Households 0.24% 0.23%
Families 0.21% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Pennington, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pennington to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 365 33rd
Population Density # 252 54th
Diversity Index # 499 9th
Median Household Income # 63 89th
Per Capita Income # 27 95th

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