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

Readington Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 15,803.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 123.9 km˛ (47.8 mi˛). 123.5 km˛ (47.7 mi˛) of it is land and 0.3 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.

Readington Township borders Raritan Township, Clinton Township, and Tewksbury Township. Readington Township also borders Somerset County.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,803 people, 5,676 households, and 4,410 families residing in the township. The population density is 127.9/km˛ (331.4/mi˛). There are 5,794 housing units at an average density of 46.9/km˛ (121.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 95.14% White, 0.76% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,676 households out of which 37.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% are married couples living together, 6.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% are non-families. 18.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the township the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $95,356, and the median income for a family is $106,343. Males have a median income of $66,778 versus $48,385 for females. The per capita income for the township is $41,000. 1.6% of the population and 0.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.4% of those under the age of 18 and 1.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External link

  • Readington Township website (http://www.township.readington.nj.us/)

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