Pennington, New Jersey

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Pennington, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pennington
Location of Pennington in Mercer County. Inset: Location of Mercer County in the state of New Jersey.
Location of Pennington in Mercer County. Inset: Location of Mercer County in the state of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pennington, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pennington, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°19′30″N 74°47′20″W / 40.324923°N 74.78878°W / 40.324923; -74.78878Coordinates: 40°19′30″N 74°47′20″W / 40.324923°N 74.78878°W / 40.324923; -74.78878[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Mercer
Incorporated January 31, 1890
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Anthony Persichilli (D, term ends December 31, 2015)[3][4]
 • Administrator Tim Matheny[5]
 • Clerk Elizabeth Sterling[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.958 sq mi (2.481 km2)
 • Land 0.956 sq mi (2.476 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)  0.22%
Area rank 507th of 566 in state
12th of 13 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 210 ft (60 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 2,585
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 2,583
 • Rank 466th of 566 in state
12th of 13 in county[12]
 • Density 2,703.9/sq mi (1,044.0/km2)
 • Density rank 231st of 566 in state
5th of 13 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08534[13][14]
Area code(s) 609[15]
FIPS code 3402157600[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 885347[18]
Website www.penningtonboro.org

Pennington is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,585,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 111 (-4.1%) from the 2,696 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 159 (+6.3%) from the 2,537 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Pennington was established as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 31, 1890, from portions of Hopewell Township, based on the results of a referendum held on January 21, 1890.[20] It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold.[21][22]

Geography[edit]

Pennington is located at 40°19′30″N 74°47′20″W / 40.324923°N 74.78878°W / 40.324923; -74.78878 (40.324923,-74.78878). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.958 square miles (2.481 km2), of which, 0.956 square miles (2.476 km2) of it was land and 0.002 square miles (0.005 km2) of it (0.22%) was water.[1][2]

The borough is an independent municipality surrounded by Hopewell Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 588
1900 733 24.7%
1910 722 −1.5%
1920 1,335 84.9%
1930 1,335 0.0%
1940 1,492 11.8%
1950 1,682 12.7%
1960 2,063 22.7%
1970 2,151 4.3%
1980 2,109 −2.0%
1990 2,537 20.3%
2000 2,696 6.3%
2010 2,585 −4.1%
Est. 2012 2,583 [11] −0.1%
Population sources: 1890-1920[23]
1890-1910[24] 1910-1930[25]
1930-1990[26] 2000[27][28] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,585 people, 1,031 households, and 712.4 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,703.9 per square mile (1,044.0 /km2). There were 1,083 housing units at an average density of 1,132.8 per square mile (437.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.24% (2,462) White, 1.82% (47) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.78% (46) Asian, 0.08% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.08% (2) from other races, and 1.01% (26) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.43% (37) of the population.[8]

There were 1,031 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.[8]

In the borough, 26.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $107,250 (with a margin of error of +/- $18,509) and the median family income was $156,923 (+/- $18,294). Males had a median income of $106,250 (+/- $20,859) versus $76,477 (+/- $25,432) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $56,962 (+/- $6,372). About 6.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[29]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 2,696 people, 1,013 households, and 761 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,801.0 people per square mile (1,084.3/km2). There were 1,040 housing units at an average density of 1,080.5 per square mile (418.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.96% White, 2.63% African American, 1.00% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.[27][28]

There were 1,013 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.14.[27][28]

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.[27][28]

The median income for a household in the borough was $90,366, and the median income for a family was $107,089. Males had a median income of $84,912 versus $43,068 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,843. About 0.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.[27][28]

Government[edit]

Intersection of Main Street and Delaware Avenue

Local government[edit]

Pennington is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office, but only participates in voting to break a tie. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[6]

In a Borough, the Council may appoint an administrator and delegate all or a portion the executive responsibilities to the administrator. The Council may also adopt an administrative code which describes how the Council performs its duties.[30]

As of 2013, the mayor of Pennington is Democrat Anthony Persichilli, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Edwin "Weed" Tucker (D, 2014), Dina Dunn (D, 2015), Glen Griffiths (D, 2014), Mary Anne Heino (D, 2013; serving a one-year unexpired term), Eileen Heinzel (D, 2015) and Thomas Ogren (D, 2013).[4][31]

Mayor Persichilli, a Democrat, was first elected on November 7, 2006, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of James Loper. Returned to office at that same election were Democratic council members Joseph Lawver and Eileen Heinzel.[32] James Loper, the previous elected Mayor, had resigned from office effective February 1, 2006. The Pennington Republican Committee nominated three candidates to take his place and the Council selected James Benton from the three candidates to fill the vacancy.[33] That same procedure was repeated on December 4, 2006, when the Borough Council to select Diane Zompa would fill the unexpired term left by Persichilli.[34]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Pennington is located in the 12th Congressional District[35] and is part of New Jersey's 15th state legislative district.[9][36][37]

New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D, Hopewell Township).[38] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[39][40] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[41][42]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 15th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Shirley Turner (D, Lawrence Township, Mercer County) and in the General Assembly by Reed Gusciora (D, Trenton) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, Ewing Township).[43][44] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[45] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[46]

Mercer County is governed by a County Executive who oversees the day-to-day operations of the county and by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders that acts in a legislative capacity, setting policy.[47] As of 2013, the County Executive is Brian M. Hughes (D; term ends December 31, 2013, Princeton).[48] Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held each January, the board selects a Freeholder Chair and Vice-Chair from among its members.[49] Mercer County's freeholders are Freeholder Chair John Cimino (D; 2014, Hamilton Township)[50], Freeholder Vice Chair Andrew Koontz (D; 2013, Princeton),[51] Ann M. Cannon (D; 2015, East Windsor Township),[52] Anthony P. Carabelli (D; 2013, Trenton),[53] Pasqual "Pat" Colavita, Jr. (D; 2015, Lawrence Township),[54] Samuel T. Frisby (D; 2015; Trenton)[55] and Lucylle R. S. Walter (D; 2014, Ewing Township)[56][57] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello (D, 2015).[58] Sheriff John A. "Jack" Kemler (D, 2014)[59] and Surrogate Dianne Gerofsky (D, 2016).[60][4]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,017 registered voters in Pennington, of which 828 (41.1%) were registered as Democrats, 467 (23.2%) were registered as Republicans and 720 (35.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[61]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 66.9% of the vote here (1,090 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 31.0% (506 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (18 votes), among the 1,630 ballots cast by the borough's 2,088 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.1%.[62] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 61.7% of the vote here (999 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 35.9% (581 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (11 votes), among the 1,619 ballots cast by the borough's 2,022 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 80.1.[63]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 53.8% of the vote here (640 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 35.7% (425 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 9.3% (111 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (3 votes), among the 1,190 ballots cast by the borough's 2,057 registered voters, yielding a 57.9% turnout.[64]

Education[edit]

Toll Gate Grammar School

Public school students in Kindergarten through twelfth grades attend the Hopewell Valley Regional School District, a comprehensive regional public school district formed in 1965 serving students from Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township and Pennington Borough.[65][66]

Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[67]) include four elementary schools — Bear Tavern Elementary School[68] (grades PreK-5; 469 students), Hopewell Elementary School[69] (PreK-5; 470), Stony Brook Elementary School[70] (K-5; 448) and Toll Gate Grammar School[71] (K-5; 307) — Timberlane Middle School[72] with 970 students in grades 6-8 and Hopewell Valley Central High School[73] with an enrollment of 1,203 students in grades 9 - 12.[74][75]

The Pennington School serves students in sixth through twelfth grades, having been founded in 1838 with a single teacher and three students.[76]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 12.34 miles (19.86 km) of roadways, of which 8.57 miles (13.79 km) are maintained by the municipality, 3.17 miles (5.10 km) by Mercer County and 0.60 miles (0.97 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[77] Route 31 passes through Pennington, providing access to Interstate 95 at Exit 4.[78] Additionally, Exit 3B along I-95 connects to Scotch Road North, which provides access to all of the surrounding Hopewell Township area.

New Jersey Transit provides bus service between the borough and Trenton on the 602 route.[79] The borough is home to a newly designated NJ Transit bus stop at the corner of South Main Street and West Delaware Avenue.

Community[edit]

United Methodist Church
  • Pennington Day - typically in the middle of May, an annual event where local organizations and businesses set up booths in a street-fair style on Main Street. The event, with origins back to 1980, features local music and a parade early in the day and festivities continuing into the afternoon.[80]

Points of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Pennington include:

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