Hamilton Square, New Jersey
|Hamilton Square, New Jersey|
Center of Hamilton Square
Location in Mercer County and the state of New Jersey.
|Named for||Alexander Hamilton|
|• Total||4.367 sq mi (11.312 km2)|
|• Land||4.343 sq mi (11.249 km2)|
|• Water||0.024 sq mi (0.063 km2) 0.56%|
|Elevation||102 ft (31 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||2,943.4/sq mi (1,136.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||08690 - Trenton|
|GNIS feature ID||02583998|
Hamilton Square is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that is the site of a historic colonial village. Until the 2000 Census the area was part of the Mercerville-Hamilton Square CDP, which was split into two CDPs as of 2010: Mercerville and Hamilton Square. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 12,784.
Hamilton Square was established in 1692 and was named after Alexander Hamilton in a wave of anti-British feeling at the time of the War of 1812. It previously had been called Nottingham after the British town. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 12,784.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Hamilton Square had a total area of 4.367 square miles (11.312 km2), including 4.343 square miles (11.249 km2) of land and 0.024 square miles (0.063 km2) of water (0.56%).
The 2010 United States Census counted 12,784 people, 4,532 households, and 3,703 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,943.4 per square mile (1,136.5/km2). The CDP contained 4,618 housing units at an average density of 1,063.3 per square mile (410.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.76% (11,858) White, 1.74% (223) Black or African American, 0.08% (10) Native American, 3.57% (457) Asian, 0.02% (3) Pacific Islander, 0.64% (82) from other races, and 1.18% (151) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.81% (487) of the population.
Out of a total of 4,532 households, 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the CDP, 22.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.1 years. For every 100 females the census counted 93.6 males, but for 100 females at least 18 years old, it was 89.6 males.
Schools that service the Hamilton Square area are: Morgan Elementary School, Sayen Elementary School, Langtree Elementary School, Alexander Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School, Reynolds Middle School, Crockett Middle School, Nottingham High School, and Steinert High School.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Hamilton Square include:
- Dan Donigan (born 1966), retired soccer forward and current head coach of Rutgers University soccer team.
- Janice Harsanyi (1929-2007), soprano singer and college professor.
- Dahntay Jones (born 1980), professional basketball player, currently playing for the Indiana Pacers.
- George R. Robbins (1814-1875), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1855 to 1859.
- Robert "Bobby" Smith (born 1951), retired U.S. soccer defender and National Soccer Hall of Fame member.
- Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hamilton Square Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed November 21, 2012.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Hamilton Square CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 21, 2012.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Hamilton Square, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 21, 2012.
- American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 18, 2015.
- New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), P. III-4. United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed November 20, 2012. "Mercer County—Name Changes: Robbinsville township name changed from Washington; New CDPs: Groveville (formed from part of deleted Yardville-Groveville CDP and additional area), Hamilton Square (formed from part of deleted Mercerville-Hamilton Square CDP and additional area), Mercerville (formed from part of deleted Mercerville-Hamilton Square CDP), Robbinsville, and Yardville (formed from part of deleted Yardville-Groveville CDP and additional area)"
- History of Hamilton Township, Hamilton Township Historical Society, 1999.
- US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Monahan, Bob. "PALMER STAR HEADS FOR HC", The Boston Globe, March 10, 1987. Accessed August 26, 2008. "University of Connecticut sophomore soccer forward Dan Donigan from Hamilton Square, NJ, is one of 43 players nationwide picked to try out for the US National/Olympic Qualifying Team this summer."
- Battista, Judy. "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Rutgers Could Have a Post-Season With Meaning", The New York Times, February 21, 1999. Accessed July 21, 2016. "With his first full recruiting class, one of the best in the Big East, Bannon got Dahntay Jones, a guard from Hamilton Square, N.J., and Rashod Kent, a forward from West Virginia."
- George Robbins Robbins, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 12, 2007.
- Bobby Smith Bio, SoccerNJSA.com. Accessed July 21, 2016. "Bob, his wife Claudia and their four children live in the suburban Trenton area (Hamilton Square) where he coached youth players on the N.J. Olympic Development Program."