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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Phillipsburg is a town in New Jersey with a population of 14,540. Phillipsburg is in Warren County. Living in Phillipsburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Phillipsburg there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Phillipsburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Phillipsburg are above average.
About Phillipsburg...
Population
14,540

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Phillipsburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    83.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    104.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    389
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,597.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Phillipsburg

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,274
National
$55,322

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Phillipsburg Reviews

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I lived in Phillipsburg on and off for many years, and graduated from PHS in 1985. I never had any issues while living there. I always called P'burg the town that time forgot. Nothing ever changes, really. From 1985 to now, the town itself is still the same, other than the enormous commercial development outside of town over the last ten+ years. Crime is a lot higher now, (especially drug related) and I would never walk alone down South Main Street at night. I have family that still lives here, so I periodically visit. Town is extremely more diverse than it was 20 years ago, but you have that anywhere anymore. Lots of section 8 rentals mixed in with single family homes. It's a poor to low middle class town, with below average schools. Lots of welfare. It's a cheap place to buy a home. Not knocking the town, it does have it's appeal. Lots of shopping choices, pretty much any store you can think of is there. But it has changed a lot, and I'm happy to just visit now, that's it.
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I grew up here throughout my whole life. It's an average place to have a childhood, but this is definitely not the kind of place you want to live as a young adult. This area severely lacks professional opportunity, especially for someone with a degree. There is absolutely no access to the city. I truly believe that this area would do much better if there were a train station. However, I do not recommend this area unless you are looking to retire to a quaint town with minimal to do.
Phillipsburg is a small town. The high school is newly built but is has up to date technology. There is a lot of potential for growth in this small town. It borders Easton, PA and the river. The sites are beautiful along the river. A lot of eating places along the river. I refer to this town as being a diamond in the rough. We live in a small town outside of Phillipsburg