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Encyclopedia > Ewing Township, New Jersey
Ewing Township highlighted in Mercer County. Inset map: Mercer County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Ewing Township highlighted in Mercer County. Inset map: Mercer County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Ewing Township is a township located in Mercer County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 35,707. Image File history File links taken from State of New Jersey website - adapted by H. Cheney - licensed under GFDL and cc-by-sa File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links taken from State of New Jersey website - adapted by H. Cheney - licensed under GFDL and cc-by-sa File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Geography

Ewing is located at 40°15'36" North, 74°47'20" West (40.259958, -74.788842)1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.4 km² (15.6 mi²). 39.7 km² (15.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water, mostly consisting of the Delaware River. The total area is 1.73% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Ewing Township shares land borders with Hopewell Township, Lawrence Township, and the City of Trenton, all in New Jersey; the Delaware River separates Ewing from Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough, both in Pennsylvania. See also: the Borough of Hopewell, New Jersey. ... Lawrence Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated  c. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Lower Makefield Township is a township located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Yardley is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, but the postal address also includes much of Lower Makefield Township. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 35,707 people, 12,551 households, and 8,208 families residing in the township. The population density is 899.3/km² (2,328.6/mi²). There are 12,924 housing units at an average density of 325.5/km² (842.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 69.02% White, 24.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. 4.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 12,551 households out of which 25.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 27.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.00. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the township the population is spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 17.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.


The median income for a household in the township is $57,274, and the median income for a family is $67,618. Males have a median income of $44,531 versus $35,844 for females. The per capita income for the township is $24,268. 6.4% of the population and 3.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.4% of those under the age of 18 and 7.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Township Layout

Ewing Township was originally farmland punctuated by hamlets, including Ewingville, West Trenton, and Wilburtha. Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the township has developed as a suburb of Trenton, New Jersey. The sections near the city border are distinctly urban, but most of the township is suburban residential development. The main commercial district extends along North Olden Avenue Extension (County Route 622), originally constructed to connect north Trenton residences with the now-closed General Motors plant. Ewing Township is also the location of the New Jersey State Police headquarters, the New Jersey State Prison Farm, the New Jersey Department of Transportation headquarters, and Trenton-Mercer Airport (KTTN), the location of Trenton, New Jersey's weather observations. Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated  c. ... The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) maintains the State Highway system in New Jersey. ... Trenton-Mercer Airport is a commercial airport located in Ewing, New Jersey adjacent to Interstate 95, approximately 4 miles northwest of Trenton. ... Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated  c. ...


School System

The Ewing Township Board of Education oversees the Ewing Township Public School District. At present, this includes three elementary schools with kindergarten and grades 1 through 5 (Lore, Antheil, and Parkway), one middle school with grades 6 through 8 (Fisher), and one high school with grades 9 through 12 (Ewing). An adult school is also administered.


While not part of the public school system, The College of New Jersey is also located within the Ewingville section of the township. The College of New Jersey, commonly called TCNJ, is a four-year public institution located in Ewing Township, New Jersey, a northern suburb of Trenton. ...


Transportation

Ewing Township is traversed by multiple main roadways, as well as by a passenger rail line and is the location of an airport.


New Jersey State Highway 29 (Daniel Bray Highway and River Road) extends north-south along the western edge of the township, along the Delaware River. The southern section, Daniel Bray Highway, is a 55mph, divided 4-lane facility with at-grade intersections and traffic lights, and was constructed in the 1950s. The northern section, River Road, is a 45mph, undivided 2-lane facility whose construction as a state highway dates from the 1930s. NJ 29 connects southwards to Trenton, New Jersey, and northwards to Lambertville, New Jersey and Frenchtown, New Jersey. New Jersey State Highway 29 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated  c. ... Lambertville highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Frenchtown highlighted in Hunterdon County. ...


New Jersey State Highway 31 (Pennington Road) extends north-south towards the eastern side of the township. It is a 35-45mph, undivided 4-lane facility whose construction as a state highway also dates to the 1930s. It once also carried a trolley line, but it has long since been removed. It was once proposed to be bypassed by a freeway, but this plan has since been cancelled. NJ 31 also connects south to Trenton, New Jersey, and connects north to Pennington, New Jersey, Flemington, New Jersey, and Clinton, New Jersey. New Jersey State Highway 31 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated  c. ... Pennington highlighted in Mercer County. ... Flemington highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Clinton highlighted in Hunterdon County. ...


United States Highway 206 (Princeton Avenue) skirts the southeastern section of the township. It is a 25mph, undivided 4-lane facility. Although part of US 206, it was not constructed and is not maintained by the state. US 206 also connects south to Trenton, New Jersey, and connects north to Princeton, New Jersey and Somerville, New Jersey. United States Highway 206 is a north-south United States highway in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, United States. ... Location in New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated  c. ... Princeton highlighted in Mercer County. ... Somerville is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ...


Interstate 95 (the Scudder Falls Expressway and Bridge) crosses the northwestern section of the township. It is a 55-65mph, 4-6 lane divided freeway facility. It was constructed as a 4-lane facility in the 1960s, and widened to 6 lanes in the 1990s, with the exception of the Scudders Falls Bridge over the Delaware River. It connects south with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and connects north to United States Highway 1, where this branch of Interstate 95 ends. It becomes Interstate 295 and turns south, forcing travellers to utilize either United States Highway 1 or Interstate 195 and the New Jersey Turnpike to reach the next major destination northwards, New York City, New York. The Ewing portion of Interstate 95 will eventually be redesignated as Interstate 295 when a direct interchange between Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Turnpike is completed, re-routing Interstate 95 onto the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 6. Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... The Scudder Falls Bridge is a bridge on Interstate 95 connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey, located at Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania and Ewing Township, New Jersey. ... A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... A toll ticket for the New Jersey Turnpike. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a major roadway in the state of Pennsylvania linking the greater Philadelphia area in the southeastern portion of the state to Pittsburgh and the Ohio border to the west. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... A toll ticket for the New Jersey Turnpike. ...


Ewing Township also boasts a commuter rail facility, West Trenton Station, at the terminus of SEPTA's R3 Regional Rail line. This facility mainly serves commuter traffic to and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The West Trenton Railyard, located just north of the West Trenton Station, serves freight trains daily as they travel along the Conrail-operated (ex-Reading Railroad) branch between Somerville, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The SEPTA rail system The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that operates bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, trolley (streetcar), and until recently trackless trolley service in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ... Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Categories: Rail stubs | Philadelphia and Reading Railroad ... Somerville is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ...


Ewing Township is also the site of the Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN). This facility is the site of limited commercial flights to various east coast locations, as well as a substantial public recreational airport. Trenton-Mercer Airport is a commercial airport located in Ewing, New Jersey adjacent to Interstate 95, approximately 4 miles northwest of Trenton. ...


Ewing Township is also traversed by the Delaware & Raritan Canal near the Delaware River. Originally important to commerce and trade, the advent of railroads caused the canal's commercial demise. The strip of land along the canal is currently a state park. The Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&R Canal) was a canal in central New Jersey that served to connect the Delaware River to the Raritan River. ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


External links

  • Township of Ewing official website
  • Maps and aerial photos

 
 

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