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Watchung, NJ Community Information

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History:

Watchung was incorporated as a borough on March 23, 1926 from portions of North Plainfield Township (now Green Brook Township). In response to the public fear which ensued after the 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Welles' The War of the Worlds, National Guard Troops were stationed around the hills in Watchung, as told on the vinyl record recording of news reports of the day.

General Information:

Town Name: WATCHUNG
City Hall: Borough Hall
Address: 15 Mountain Blvd , WATCHUNG NJ 07069
Phone Number: 908-756-0080
Land Area: 6.0 square miles
Distance to NYC: 39 miles
Town Website: http://watchungnj.com/
Library Website: https://sclsnj.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 6,001 Population Density / Mile: 997
    Median Age: 48.88 Number of Households: 2,188
    Average Household Size: 2.689 Households with Children: 731
    Median Household Income: $134,970
  • Population
    Population: 6,001 Population Density / Mile: 997
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 7.22% Male Population: 2,880
    Female Population: 3,120 Median Age: 48.88
  • Households
    Number of Households: 2,188 Average Household Size: 2.689
    Households with Children: 731 Households without Children: 943
    Family Households: 1,674 Non-Family Households: 74
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $134,970 Average Household Income: $208,883
    Per Capita Income: $77,506 Average Total Household Expenditure: $58,934
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 49.63 Average January Low Temperature: 21.5
Average January High Temperature: 38.5 Average July Low Temperature: 63.1
Average July High Temperature: 86.6  
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PET SERVICES  4 Locations
SHOPPING  79 Locations
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School Information:
BAYBERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
VALLEY VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
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Watchung, NJ Community Information

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