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Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population is 121,989. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Flemington.

Hunterdon County ranks as the 13th among the highest-income counties in the United States with a per capita income of $36,370. It ranks third among U.S. counties for household income according to the most recent U.S. Census. Hunterdon County's median household income was $93,342, behind only Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia. As of 2005, Hunterdon had the third-highest median property tax of any county in the nation at $6,988, the highest in New Jersey.


Transitioning from rural to suburban, Hunterdon County is an exurb on the western edge of New Jersey and home to commuters to New York City and Philadelphia. The county seat, Flemington, is noted for the Lindbergh kidnapping trial which convicted Bruno Hauptmann of the murder of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son. With growing towns and shopping areas, as well as relaxing rural areas, Hunterdon County is a far stretch from the urban areas associated with New Jersey.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 km² (438 sq mi). 1,114 km² (430 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.79%) is water.

Much of the county is hilly, the ground rising up slowly from the Delaware River. The highest points are two areas in Lebanon Township, one on the Morris County line, both reaching at least 1,060 feet (323 m) above sea level. The lowest elevation is where the Mercer County line reaches the Delaware River, approximately 40 feet (12 m) above sea level.

The following municipalities are located in Hunterdon County. The municipality type is listed in parentheses after the name, except where the type is included as part of the name. Census-designated places and other unincorporated communities are listed under their municipalities.

Alexandria Township
Bethlehem Township
Bloomsbury (borough)
Califon (borough)
Clinton Township
Clinton (town)
Delaware Township
East Amwell Township
Flemington (borough)
Franklin Township
Frenchtown (borough)
Glen Gardner (borough)
Hampton (borough)
High Bridge (borough)
Holland Township
Kingwood Township
Lambertville (city)
Lebanon Township
Lebanon (borough)
Milford (borough)
Raritan Township
Readington Township
White House Station
Stockton (borough)
Tewksbury Township
Union Township
West Amwell Township