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Local Information for Mercer County, New Jersey
Mercer County is midway between New York City and Philadelphia, with 10% of the entire U.S. population living within a 75-mile radius of the county. Trenton is both the county seat of Mercer County and the state capital of New Jersey.
As of the 2010 Census, Mercer County had a population of 366,513 and a median household income of $56,613. Founded in 1838 from portions of surrounding counties, Mercer County is named for General Hugh Mercer of the Continental Army, who died during the Battle of Princeton in 1777 during the American Revolution. The Mercer Oak, which the dying general rested under as his men fought, appears on the county seal.
Mercer County is home to excellent transportation infrastructure, with New Jersey Transit train and bus stations in Trenton, Hamilton and Princeton Junction offering easy access to nearby metropolitan areas, while Interstate 195 provides a direct route to the beaches and boardwalks of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. The New Jersey Turnpike (exits 7A and 8), Interstates 95 and 295, and Routes 1, 29, 31 and 130 also pass through Mercer County.
The Trenton-Mercer Airport offers commercial airline service throughout the region, as well as thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy. The aviation units of many Fortune 500 companies, a corporate terminal and repair base, U.S. Customs Service, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey National Guard, and the U.S. Marines all have homes at the airport. The state government and dozens of large corporations and pharmaceutical companies call Mercer County home and employ thousands of local residents.
Schools & Education
More than 50,000 students are served by Mercer County’s nine public school districts and 94 schools, while prep schools include the nationally-renown Lawrenceville School, The Hun School of Princeton and The Peddie School in Hightstown. The Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf is in Trenton.
Mercer County is well-known for higher education and home to Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), Thomas Edison State College, Mercer County Community College. Westminster Choir College and Princeton Theological Seminary are also within the county.
With so many professional sports teams in nearby Philadelphia, New York City and Newark, Mercer County is home to two of its own – the Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of baseball’s New York Yankees, and the Trenton Titans, minor league affiliate of hockey’s Philadelphia Flyers.
Recreation & Shopping
Local residents enjoy more than 5,300 acres of parkland space, including Mercer County Park, the Mercer County Wildlife Center in Titusville and four public golf courses. Quaint downtown areas offer plenty of shopping, culture and history, with two of most important battles of the Revolutionary War having been fought in Princeton and Trenton. Popular shopping destinations include Marketfair, Quaker Bridge Mall, Palmer Square, Hamilton Marketplace and Princeton Forrestal Village.
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