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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Kingston is a town in New Jersey with a population of 1,377. Kingston is in Somerset County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Kingston offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kingston there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Kingston and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kingston are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Kingston 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Kingston

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,513
National
$55,322
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Kingston Reviews

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Most of the experience I have with food and drink around here is at the Tiger's Tale. It is a bar/grill open quite late with a wonderful atmosphere and a variety of great food. I remember trying the 2-pound burger challenge (I won!) and the burger was delicious. They also serve drinks and as I said before they stay open quite late. Shoprite also has good food options until midnight because their hot bar, sushi and chinese food items are cheap and tasty. The Rocky Hill Inn has fantastic food as well, and although it is a bit on the pricey side, it is very worth it! There is a little bit of everything around here.
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The weather here is very good. Being a part of wonderful New Jersey, we have the "mild" genes. We fully experience all seasons - winters are bitter, spring is lush, summer can be brutal, and fall is chilly. Now, while I use words such as "bitter" and "brutal" I mean only to the extent that you would think the extremes of a season would be. By no comparison are our summers to Egypt, or our winters to Russia. Everything is somewhere in the middle to the point where we recognize the season, but can carry on with our daily lives. In addition, we do not really get any natural disasters here. The worst things we have are mild to moderate floods and moderate to severe thunderstorms. My wardrobe always has shorts and t-shirts, because I can wear them all year long (yes, even in the winter!)
There are many job openings in my area. For example, at the local Shop Rite and Stop N. Shop there are many openings because many cashiers are necessary. They are always looking for tens or even hundreds of people and students in high school and college are primary candidates. CVS and Party City have opportunity as well and these are great jobs because at the bottom positions (which still pay great and are really flexible!) there is not much knowledge to put forth into the job. So we can go in with what we have and flourish. Coldstone, CVS, Walgreens, Shoprite, Stop N. Shop, and Tiger's Tale are good examples of this.