Princeton, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Princeton, New Jersey is a municipality formed recently out of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. Princeton is known as the location of Princeton University, founded in 1756, as opposed to the municipality, which was formed in 2013. Known as a college town, there are other facilities for education besides the one from which the town takes its name. The Institute for Advanced Study, Westminster Choir College, and Princeton Theological Seminary make their homes there as well.
Many businesses are located in Princeton, such as Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sarnoff Corporation, FMC Corporation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Dow Jones & Company. Princeton is about the same distance away from both New York City and Philadelphia and is connected by a short train ride to either location, which makes commuting convenient. Princeton was named No. 15 on the "100 towns in the United States to Live and Work In" list by Money Magazine. The town also calls Colmar, France; Pettoranello del Molise, Italy; and Kalianpur, India sister cities.
- Population: 12,314
- Industries: Educational services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Finance and insurance; Manufacturing; Accommodation and food services; Administrative and support and waste management services; Other services, except public administration
- Area Codes: 609
- ZIP Codes: 08540, 08541, 08542, 08543, 08544
- Surrounding Cities: Trenton, NJ; Staten Island, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton North, NJ; Kingston, NJ; Princeton Junction, NJ; Rocky Hill borough, NJ; Plainsboro Center, NJ; Heathcote, NJ; Princeton Meadows, NJ; Lawrenceville, NJ