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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Hunterdon County is located in New Jersey with a population of 125,717. Hunterdon County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Hunterdon County, most residents own their homes. Residents of Hunterdon County tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hunterdon County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$393,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,388
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Hunterdon County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    427.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Hunterdon County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,969
National
$55,322

Hunterdon County Reviews

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I have always felt so safe and happy here. My neighbors are so friendly, all of the houses always look so nice and neat. I've never felt threatened living here. The schools around here, I loved. I have so many good memories. Everyone that came through the schools with me agreed that we were prepared for the next grade each year. There is so many things to do around here. So many places to eat, play games or hangout with friends. I never feel bored or the need to travel far to have fun. When I started looking for a job, there was so many openings and they were all diverse, so I found a job that fit me. I have never felt overwhelmed with driving, if I need something its close by. All of my daily drives are very short with limited traffic. I love it here and i'll be sad to leave soon!
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I have lived here for a good chunk of my life and it seems as if I am living in a bubble. Hunterdon County is very self sufficient and there are not many crimes or wrongdoings. It is a wealthier community and always has events going on. We have the haunted mill around Halloween, Community Day in the spring, multiple 5ks, and other fundraisers, ect.
Hunterdon County is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a quiet and safe area and only an hour away from Philadelphia, New York City, and the Jersey shore. The only thing Hunterdon County is missing is some sort of nightlife, which is nonexistent at this moment.