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Hamilton Township
Mercer County, New Jersey

08609, 08610, 08611, 08619, 08620, 08629, 08690, 08691

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Page Contents for Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Hamilton Township is approximately 88,464 (2010xx.
The approximate number of families is 34,535 (2000).
The amount of land area in Hamilton Township is 102.2 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hamilton Township is 39.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.4 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hamilton Township to Washington DC is 154 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 4 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hamilton Township is positioned 40.12 degrees north of the equator and 74.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hamilton Township elevation is 98 feet above sea level.
Hamilton Township per capita income is $ 25,441 (2000).
Hamilton Township median income is $ 60,061 (2008).
The Hamilton Township median home price is $ 293,231 (2008).
Hamilton Township average annual rainfall is 41.6 inches per year
Hamilton Township average annual snowfall is 22.6 inches per year.


in west-central New Jersey just east of the capital city, Trenton. The Township is one of the largest in the state and includes the areas known as Mercerville-Hamilton Square, Yardville-Groveville, White Horse.

Neighboring areas to Hamilton Township include Lawrence Township to the north, West Windsor Township to the northeast, Robbinsville Township to the east, Upper Freehold Township and North Hanover Township to the southeast, Bordentown City and Township and Chesterfield Township to the south, Falls Township to the southwest, the Delaware River to the west and the city of Trenton to the northwest. There is also a Hamilton Township located within Atlantic County, New Jersey.
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moderate with cold winters and warm summers. Here is a current weather page for Hamilton.
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History & History Related Items

The beginnings of Hamilton Township date clear back to 1686 as the Town of Nottingham. The area has many historic buildings and areas. Hamilton was incorporated as a township on 11 April 1842. It was formed from parts of Nottingham Township (which no longer exists). Other areas of the original township were annexed by Trenton many years ago. It was named from the village of Hamilton Square which was named for Alexander Hamilton.

Here is a history page for Hamilton Township.
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The founding of Hamilton Township


The incorporation of Hamilton Township

11 April 1842


Located in the township is Veterans Park with 350 acres and Mercer County Park which is also in portions of Lawrence Township and West Windsor Township. This park has one of the largest man-made lakes in New Jersey.

Grounds for Sculpture - a 35 acre park with over 230 sculptures, gardens, fountains and other features.
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-586-0616

Sayen Park Botanical Garden
Begun in 1912, this is a beautiful 30 acre garden with over 1,000 azaleas and hundreds of rhododendrons, ponds, gazebos and walking trails. Today it is owned and operated by the Hamilton Township.
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton Square, NJ

Learn more about Hamilton Township at this informative website.

Civil War and Native American Museum
A former tenant house as part of the John Abbott II Farm, it was known as the Pepper House.
2202 Kuser Rd.
Hamilton, NJ

A number of historic homes are in the area, including: the John Abbott II House (1730), the Isaac Watson House (1708) and the Isaac Pearson House

Kuser Farm Mansion
390 Newkirk Ave.
Originally a summer home for the Kuser family, this historic home now features guided tours of the mansion and self-guided walks around the complex including tennis court, coach house, laundry house, garages, chicken house, gazebo and more. The mansion basement also features the Jersey Valley Model Railroad display seen only by appointment.
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Economy & Industry

diverse and thriving. The area boasts a great transportation system with one of the busiest train depots in the state. It's proximity to the New Jersey Turnpike and other interstate and state highways makes it a great location for business.

Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission (HTEDAC)
Phone: 609-890-3519
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Hamilton Township City Government

Township of Hamilton
2090 Greenwood Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08609
Phone: 609-890-3502

Hamilton Township has a Mayor-Council form of government.

Hamilton Township Historical Events

The Township was rated as the 51st best place to live in the country and the 4th best place to live in New Jersey by CNN/Money Magazine.
Hamilton Township was named the 18th safest city in the U.S. nationwide in a survey of 369 cities by Morgan Quitno.

Hamilton Township Chamber

Mercer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
1A Quakerbridge Plaza Drive, Suite 2
Mercerville, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-586-9989

Hamilton Township Organizations

Mercer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
1A Quakerbridge Plaza Drive, Suite 2
Mercerville, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-586-9989

Hamilton Township Libraries

Hamilton Township Public Library
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-581-4060

Hamilton Township Schools

The children of Hamilton Township attend schools in the Hamilton Township Public Schools System.

Hamilton Township School District
90 Park Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Phone: 609-631-4100 Hamilton Township


The population of Hamilton Township was:
1910 - 7,899
1920 - 14,580
1930 - 27,121
1940 - 30,219
1950 - 41,156
1960 - 65,035
1970 - 79,609
1980 - 82,801
1990 - 86,553
2000 - 87,109
2010 - 88,464

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 34,535

Population Density:
2000 - 2,208 persons per square mile

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 57,110
2008 - $ 60,061

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 25,441

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 135,100
2008 - $ 293,231

Hamilton Township is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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