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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Princeton is a town in New Jersey with a population of 30,722. Princeton is in Mercer County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Princeton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Princeton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Princeton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Princeton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$809,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Princeton 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135
    500.1
  • Theft
    565.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Princeton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,506
National
$55,322
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Princeton Reviews

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Princeton is a wonderful,fun,family and historical University town.
It is a town with so many diverse folks who are changing this world for the better. I enjoy living and working in this magnificent town.
There are a lot of different fun and cultural events. The University has a wonderful campus for all who visit.
The University also has a Museum,Theater and amazing education.McCarter Theater,The Arts Council and the Library all have amazing things for everyone . Communiversity is a fabulous event for all different families alike! The Princeton School District have amazing and wonderful schools staffed by incredible,loving,gifted,talented and hard working Teachers,Aides,Custodians, Secretaries and Administration Folks.
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I love Princeton, not only is it a great place to raise your children, but the people make it feel like you are family. Doesn't matter where you go, you will always find a smiling face. Also, this place is a great place to raise a child because there are numerous places to challenge your brain, to keep yourself going with brain teasers and knowledge to fill a textbook. Not only can you find something academically challenging to do, you can find multiple people to do it with, which is the best part. Learning with others is so much fun when you have a combined interest! Viva Princeton!
The schools, restaurants, and public facilities in the town are superb. While property taxes and the average cost of living is very high, the surrounding lifestyle (the ability to walk anywhere, the abundance of fresh and diverse restaurants and people, and the intellectual community in surrounding towns) is worth the price. I have lived here for 17 years, and Princeton never ceases to amaze me. My family and I never run out of things to do!