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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Princeton is a town in North Carolina with a population of 1,046. Princeton is in Johnston County. Living in Princeton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and retirees live in Princeton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Princeton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Princeton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,760
National
$55,322
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Princeton Reviews

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Princeton is an amazing community. It is small, but large enough to accommodate your grocery store, gas, pampering, and coffee needs. All of the shops and stores have that special "small-town feeling" to them. Although everyone seems to know everyone, there is always privacy for one another because of the rural location of Princeton. While it is rural, it is still right in the middle of two great, developed towns in North Carolina, which are Smithfield and Goldsboro. Princeton's location allows you to live in a small town but still be close to bigger accommodations, like hospitals and shopping centers. The community as a whole is tightknit and respectful of each other. We take pride in our small town and, although it may seem insignificant and unknown to many, it is the home to hard working, intelligent, and unique families and individuals. Princeton is a wonderful town that I am proud to call home.
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The neighborhood we moved to is still under development. The neighborhood has a pool and club house. The only down side to the neighborhood is the HOA. The rules are not so bad and the dues are very reasonable but the idea that they are always watching what your doing in your yard is a bit aggravating.
More stuff for kids to do. there are only like woods, food restaurants, farms, schools, and small businesses around. if we had more stuff to keep kids occupied, than there would be less crimes for kids and using drugs to get over another stressful day. if anything new comes out, it would be another fast food place to eat at.