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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: 5,980 Population Density / Mile: 993
    Median Age: 48.68 Number of Households: 2,180
    Average Household Size: 2.689 Households with Children: 678
    Median Household Income: $137,529
  • Population
    Population: 5,980 Population Density / Mile: 993
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 6.95% Male Population: 2,875
    Female Population: 3,105 Median Age: 48.68
  • Households
    Number of Households: 2,180 Average Household Size: 2.689
    Households with Children: 678 Households without Children: 959
    Family Households: 1,637 Non-Family Households: 106
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $137,529 Average Household Income: $209,999
    Per Capita Income: $78,104 Average Total Household Expenditure: $58,081
  • 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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HEALTH CARE SERVICES  103 Locations
HOSPITALITY  4 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  6 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  175 Locations
PET SERVICES  4 Locations
SHOPPING  83 Locations
TRAVEL  3 Locations
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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