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  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Hunterdon County
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    40°30′31″N 74°51′36″W
      Area total: 
    1.08 sq mi (2.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.08 sq mi (2.79 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    180 ft (50 m)
    Incorporated April 26, 1910
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,514.8 residents per square mile of area (1,743.2/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The borough's population was 4,581 at the 2010 census. Flemington is an independent municipality completely surrounded by Raritan Township and is located near the geographic center of the township. Most of the borough is located in the Amwell Valley (a low-lying area of the Newark Basin) and the Rritan Valley (the South Branch of the Raritans River flows through the center of Flemington) Northwestern portions of the Borough sit on the Hunterdon Plateau. The Borough's incorporation was confirmed on April 27, 1931, and the borough was named for Samuel Fleming.Flemington was chosen as the County Seat of Hunterdon in 1785. The Flemington Fairgrounds hosted the Race of Champions, a race for modified racers, from 1992 through 1995. The speedway hosted a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race from 1995 to 1998. On February 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby boy. The Union Hotel, opposite the courthouse in which this trial took place, housed several journalists reporting on the trial. In the 1980s, local controversy erupted over proposed re-development of the shuttered Union Hotel. The current structure dates to 1877, and is now on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and is on the National Register of Places as the Historic District.


Before European settlement, the land that comprises Flemington, as was all of Hunterdon County, was the territory of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. In 1712, as part of a land parcel of 9,170 acres (37.1 km²), the Flemington area was acquired by William Penn and Daniel Coxe. Flemington was originally formed as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 14, 1870, within portions of Raritan Township. It became a village as of June 11, 1894, and was incorporated as a borough on April 7, 1910. The borough's incorporation was confirmed on April 27, 1931, and the borough was named for Samuel Fleming. From 1992 through 1995, Flemington Fair Speedway hosted the Race of Champions, a race for modified racers. The speedway hosted a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race from 1995 to 1998. In 2003, the County Fair adopted a new name, theHunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, and moved to the South County Park in East Amwell Township. On February 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby boy. The Union Hotel, opposite the courthouse in which this trial took place, housed several journalists reporting on the event. In the 2010s, local controversy erupted over proposed re-development of the shuttered Union Hotel. The current structure dates to 1877, built on the site of what had been a stagecoach stop.


Flemington is completely surrounded by Raritan Township, making it part one of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.79 km²), all of which was land. Flemington is located in New Jersey's Hunterdon County, one of the state's most densely populated areas. The borough has a population of 1,788. It is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New York City. The town is part of the Hunterdon-Passaic County Line, which connects the towns of Hunterdon, Passaic, and Passaic Valley. It has an area of 2,791.2 square miles, or 1.8 square kilometers, which includes the town of Flemington and the neighboring town of Raritansburg. It was founded in 1788 and was named for the town's founder, William Flemington. It's located on New Jersey State Route 17, which goes through the town to New Jersey City and the Trenton area to the north. It also has a section of New Jersey Route 17 that runs through the borough, which links Flemington to the city of Trenton and the borough of Teterboro.Flemington's population is 1,816.2. It had a population in 2010 of 2.717.2, or 2.908.2 per cent of its total population.


As of the 2020 U.S. census there were 4,202 people, 1,804 households, and 997 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 89.71% White, 1.19% African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0,17% Pacific Islander, 2.14% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. The median household income was $54,261 (with a margin of error of +/ $15,065) and the median family income was$66,042 (+/ $12,761). About 14.0% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.20. The borough has a population of 4,581 people, with 1,926 housing units at an average density of 1,787.8 per square mile (690.3/km²) The 2010 United States census counted 3,595 people, and 1,815 households, in the Borough. The 2010 Census Bureau's American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household incomes were $45,934 and $47,917 for females. The per capita income for the Borough was $31,407 (+ / $3,648).


Flemington is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. It is the most common form of government in New Jersey. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. Hunterdon County is governed by a Board of Chosen Commissioners comprised of five members elected at-large on a partisan basis. Flemington is located in the 7th Congressional District. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025). For the 117th U.S. Congress, Flemington's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Tom Malinowski (D, Rocky Hill). New Jersey's 16th state legislative district is also represented by Andrew Zwicker (D) and Sadaf Jaffer (D), both of whom are from South Brunswick. As of 2022, the Mayor of Flemington Borough is Democrat Betsy Driver, whose term ofoffice ends December 31, 2022. The borough's police department operates under Chief of police Jerry Rotella, with one sergeant, one corporal, two detectives, 10 patrolmen and a parking enforcement officer. The department offers a Police Explorer program composed of 20 youth participants, with 20 participants each for a one-year-long term. Asof 2022, Hunterdon Township's Commissioners are John E. Raritan (R), Zachary Toren (R) and Mary Melfi (R).


The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 201819 school year, the district had an enrollment of 3,079 students and 327.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 9.4:1. Flemington is allocated two of the nine seats on the regional district's board of education. Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Hunterdon Central Regional High School, which serves students from Flemington, Delaware Township, East Amwell Township, Raritan Township and Readington Township. High school students from all of Hunterdon County are eligible to apply to attend the high school programs offered by the county-wide vocational school district, which offers career and technical education at its campuses in Raritans Township and at local high schools. The district consists of four K4 elementary schools, one intermediate school for grades 5 and 6 and a middle school forgrades 7 and 8. Seats on the district's nine-member board of Education are allocated based in the population of the five constituent municipalities who participate in the school district. The Flemington school district is one of the smallest in the state, with a population of 2,844 students. The school district's high school district has a student-to-teacher ratios of 11.9:1 and 238.8:1, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It is located in Flemington and serves children from the neighboring community of Rar titan Township.


Flemington Circle is the largest of three traffic circles in the Flemington area. It is one of only a rapidly diminishing number of New Jersey's once-widespread traffic circles still extant according to its original design. U.S. Route 202 and New Jersey Route 31 approach the circle separately from the north and continue south concurrently. The circle sees significant congestion on weekends because of the new developments and big-box retailers. Unlike most circles, traffic on US 202 does not yield on entry; US 202, being a main four-lane divided highway, gets the right of way. The intersection of Route 12 and Main Street west of Flemington Circle was converted to a roundabout in 2009.Trans-Bridge Lines provides frequent daily bus service, west to Doylestown / Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and east to Newark Liberty International Airport, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Hunterdon County LINK provide local bus service on Routes 16 / 19 / 21 which operate to / from Raritan Township, Route 23 and Route 15 to Hampton; Route 14 to Lambertville; and Route 17 / 18 between Milford and Clinton. The borough had a total of 13.85 miles (22.29 km) of roadways as of May 2010, of which 12.09 miles (19.46 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.17 miles (0.27 km) by Hunterdon county and 1.59 miles (2.56km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey = 5.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Flemington = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 4,876 individuals with a median age of 38 age the population grows by 1.43% in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,514.8 residents per square mile of area (1,743.2/km²). There are average 2.26 people per household in the 1,826 households with an average household income of $46,819 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.60% of the available work force and has dropped -3.41% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.58%. The number of physicians in Flemington per 100,000 population = 271.9.


The annual rainfall in Flemington = 46.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 31.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 119. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 37.51%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 54 years with median home cost = $269,870 and home appreciation of -5.53%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $20.09 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,713 per student. There are 11.7 students for each teacher in the school, 719 students for each Librarian and 297 students for each Counselor. 6.74% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.38% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.08% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Flemington's population in Hunterdon County, New Jersey of 2,145 residents in 1900 has increased 2,27-fold to 4,876 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.27% female residents and 49.73% male residents live in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 55.95% are single population.

  • 24.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Flemington require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.13% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.86% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.87% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.43% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 37.51% are owner-occupied homes, another 58.69% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.79% are vacant.

  • The 50.11% of the population in Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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