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Population (year 2000): 6,338. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,391 (+0.8% change)
Males: 3,042 (48.0%), Females: 3,296 (52.0%)

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Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $51,122 (year 2000)
Median house value: $182,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Raritan:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.4%)
  • Hispanic (8.4%)
  • Filipino (3.5%)
  • Asian Indian (2.9%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Black (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (34.1%), German (13.5%), Irish (11.0%), Polish (10.1%), English (4.7%), Slovak (3.8%).

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Elevation: 76 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Raritan,

For population 25 years and over in Raritan

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raritan borough

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

23.4% Foreign born (9.3% Europe, 6.8% Latin America, 6.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +513 (+8.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (17.9 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (33.1 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (50.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ Somerville, (2.2 miles NJ Manville, (3.8 miles NJ (5.9 miles Millstone, Brook, NJ (6.7 miles Bound Bound Brook, NJ South (7.5 miles Hills, NJ (8.0 miles Far NJ (9.3 miles Middlesex, House Station, NJ (9.6 miles White

Latitude: 40.57 N, Longitude: 74.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 908


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Manufacturing (16.1%), Retail trade (12.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,773 (+106.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 534 (17.7%)


 

Crime in Raritan by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 15.8 0.0 15.8
Robberies 3 1 2 4
    per 100,000 47.3 15.8 31.6 63.1
Assaults 2 5 2 3
    per 100,000 31.6 78.9 31.6 47.3
Burglaries 20 33 13 18
    per 100,000 315.6 520.7 205.1 284.0
Thefts 105 124 152 109
    per 100,000 1656.7 1956.5 2398.2 1719.8
Auto thefts 1 12 6 6
    per 100,000 15.8 189.3 94.7 94.7
110.1 156.7 133.6 131.0


Average climate in Raritan, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Raritan,

Raritan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Raritan city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Raritan:
  • SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ)
  • CARRIER CLINIC FOUNDATION (about 8 miles; BELLE MEAD, NJ)
  • MATHENY SCHOOL & HOSPITAL,THE (about 10 miles; PEAPACK, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Raritan:
  • TRENTON MERCER (about 24 miles; TRENTON, NJ; ID: TTN)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 34 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • MC GUIRE AFB (about 40 miles; WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ; ID: WRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Raritan:
  • SOMERSET (about 4 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ; ID: SMQ)
  • CENTRAL JERSEY REGIONAL (about 6 miles; MANVILLE, NJ; ID: 47N)
  • SOLBERG-HUNTERDON (about 7 miles; READINGTON, NJ; ID: N51)

Amtrak stations near Raritan:
  • 15 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.
  • 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.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 0 $0   1 $55
Solid Waste Management 7 $27,338 $46,865 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $23,293 $69,879 9 $9,879
Fire - Other 0 $0   3 $2,269
Police - Other 4 $16,195 $48,585 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 18 $152,246 $101,497 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   3 $1,574
Local Libraries 1 $4,483 $53,796 7 $6,162
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   4 $2,803
Judicial and Legal 5 $10,928 $26,227 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $10,257 $61,542 0 $0
Streets and Highways 4 $18,892 $56,676 0 $0
Totals for Government 45 $263,634 $70,302 27 $22,742


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Raritan:
  • RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 3,283)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 14 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 15 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 30,649)
  • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; PRINCETON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,481)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; West Windsor, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,445)
  • COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS (about 20 miles; RANDOLPH, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,202)
Public primary/middle schools in Raritan:
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 538; Location: 255 WOODMERE ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SOMERSET ELEM ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 12 EAST SOMERSET ST; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle school in Raritan:
  • ST ANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 29 SECOND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Raritan:
  • RARITAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $271,159; Location: 54 E. SOMERSET STREET; 44,752 books; 126 audio materials; 1,740 video materials; 82 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Raritan include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (B), Third Reformed Church (C), Saint Ann's Church (D), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (E).


Raritan compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • 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)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDHA-FM (105.5 FM; DOVER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WCVH (90.5 FM; FLEMINGTON, NJ; Owner: HUNTERDON CENTRAL H. S. BD. OF EDUC.)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Raritan:
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • 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)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)

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