Zip Code 08540 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePrinceton
Zip Code StateNew Jersey
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Mercer
Secondary County: Somerset
Area Code609
Current Population:47115
Racial Majority:White 58.33%
Public School Racial Majority:White 59.4%
Unemployment Rate:3.8%
Median Household Income$119398
Average Adjusted Gross Income$238940
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time32.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range85 - 282 ft.
Area52 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.36533300, -74.65741500

Zip Code 08540 Description

Zip Code 08540 is located in the state of New Jersey in the Metro Philadelphia metro area. Zip code 08540 is primarily located in Mercer County. Portions of 08540 are also located in Somerset County. The official US Postal Service name for 08540 is PRINCETON, New Jersey. Portions of zip code 08540 are contained within or border the city limits of Princeton North, NJ, Princeton, NJ, Heathcote, NJ, Kingston, NJ, Princeton Junction, NJ, Kendall Park, NJ, and Rocky Hill, NJ. Zip code 08540 is within area code 609, area code 848 and area code 732. 08540 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in New Jersey.

The current unemployment level in 08540 is 3.8% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.9% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 8.1% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 08540 increased to 47115 from 43397 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 08540 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 08540 public schools is White. 11.4% of students in 08540 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 28172 58.33% 29331 -4%
 Black Or African American 1789 3.7% 2206 -19%
 Hispanic 2846 5.89% 2812 +1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 49 0.1% 42 +17%
 Asian 13947 28.88% 11470 +22%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 21 -100%
 Other Race 125 0.97% 125 +274%
 Two Or More Races 1108 2.13% 1108 -7%

Zip Code 08540 Race/Ethnicity

 White 59.4%
 Black Or African American 5.9%
 Hispanic 11.7%
 Asian 19.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 3.8%

Zip Code 08540 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population4711543397
Male Population48.80%
Female Population51.20%
Total Households17176
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
57.1%
Median Household Income$119398
Income Under $50K Per Year19.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year23.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year57.60%
08540 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
New Jersey District 12Bonnie Watson ColemanDemocrat
New Jersey District 7Tom MalinowskiDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All New Jersey Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$958090
Average Real Estate Sale Price$615150
Current Unemployment Level 3.8%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago1.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 64b - Trap Rock and Conglomerate Uplands
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 08540 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)21223039495863625442342642
Avg Max Temp (°F)38415162728186847665544363
Avg Precip (In.)3.822.833.913.94.63.775.094.284.493.553.83.7747.82
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ
CBSA Type08540
CBSA Population371697
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours