Livingston, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Livingston, New Jersey became a township in 1813 and was purchased from the Native Americans who lived there around 1700. Settlers from Newark wanting to move westward bought the land tract for 130 British pounds. Because of disputes over the land, it was the site of riots against the British government. The Horseneck Riots lasted for 10 years, with the group finally joining the army to begin fighting the Revolutionary War. After the war, Livingston began its industry, with its economy being powered by the lumber, farming, shoemaking, and dairy farm industries. The population was small until cars made access to the town easier, and Livingston has done most of its growing since the 1940s. Today, Livingston is a suburb of Newark and close enough to New York City to draw residents. It also provides a community environment with an excellent school system.
- Population: 29,366
- Industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services; Health care; Finance and insurance; Educational services; Construction; Real estate and rental and leasing
- Area Codes: 862, 973
- ZIP Codes: 07039
- Surrounding Cities: East Orange, NJ; Newark, NJ; Manhattan, NY; Roseland borough, NJ; Essex Fells borough, NJ; West Orange, NJ; Florham Park borough, NJ; Millburn, NJ; Caldwell borough, NJ; South Orange, NJ; West Caldwell, NJ