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New Providence, NJ Community Information

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History:

The written history of New Providence begins in 1664 when James, Duke of York and brother to King Charles II, purchased the land from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. This acquisition was known as the Elizabethtown Tract. Its first European settlers were members of a Puritan colony established in 1720, which was the first permanent settlement of its type. The settlement was originally called Turkeytown, due to the presence of wild turkeys in the area. By 1737, the Presbyterian Church was formed and became the center of this growing community. In 1759, the balcony of the Presbyterian Church in the town collapsed. The lack of serious injuries was declared by Divine Providence, and the town was renamed to New Providence.

General Information:

Town Name: NEW PROVIDENCE
City Hall: Borough Hall
Address: 360 Elkwood Avenue, NEW PROVIDENCE NJ 07974
Phone Number: 908-665-1400
Land Area: 3.7 square miles
Distance to NYC: 29 miles
Town Website: http://www.newprov.org/
Library Website: http://www.newprovidencelibrary.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 12,832 Population Density / Mile: 3,501
    Median Age: 43.12 Number of Households: 4,669
    Average Household Size: 2.721 Households with Children: 1,994
    Median Household Income: $136,999
  • Population
    Population: 12,832 Population Density / Mile: 3,501
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 6.43% Male Population: 6,277
    Female Population: 6,554 Median Age: 43.12
  • Households
    Number of Households: 4,669 Average Household Size: 2.721
    Households with Children: 1,994 Households without Children: 1,532
    Family Households: 3,526 Non-Family Households: 190
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $136,999 Average Household Income: $168,041
    Per Capita Income: $61,583 Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,022
  • 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: 51.61 Average January Low Temperature: 18.2
Average January High Temperature: 38.7 Average July Low Temperature: 62.2
Average July High Temperature: 85.8  
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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  7 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  40 Locations
SHOPPING  92 Locations
PET SERVICES  3 Locations
ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  18 Locations
TRAVEL  10 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  59 Locations
HOSPITALITY  3 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  225 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  15 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  3 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  70 Locations
School Information:
ALLEN W. ROBERTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
NEW PROVIDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
SALT BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Allen W. Roberts (Elementary School) View Report
New Providence High (Secondary School) View Report
New Providence Middle Sch (Elementary School) View Report
Salt Brook (Elementary School) View Report

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New Providence, NJ Community Information

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