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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 30,728. 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
$833,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,563
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
    25.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135
    500.1
  • Theft
    530.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    56%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Princeton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,194
National
$55,322
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I grew up in this town and still love it! I live in North Jersey as of right now but I really miss how beautiful Princeton is! They have excellent private schools, excellent education programs for children and by far one of the best colleges and college town I have observed. Everyone there is friendly (IMO), they also have a farmers grocery/ market that I love(Whole Earth), I travel about 45 min every week to go there because they are awesome and good produce is kinda hard to find in North Jersey... I hope to move back with my family if I can!
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Princeton is such a nice place to live. It's somewhat near Trenton, but has a completely different atmosphere. There's lots of parks, trails, and places to run. Downtown Princeton is a great place to shop, walk around, and eat. The campus is also beautiful and such a good place for a day trip. There is a free art museum on campus as well! Parking is a bit of a nightmare when it's busy on weekends, but that is expected. School district is amazing, it's very safe, and there's lots of job openings. Great place to live!
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.