West Windsor

West Windsor Township is located on 26.27 square miles in the center of Mercer County, New Jersey.  Princeton Junction, population 2,465 as of the 2010 U.S. Census, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located within West Windsor.

A community with significant growth over the past two decades, West Windsor Township is considered a college town and is where a great many Princeton University administrators and their families reside.  A portion of Princeton University is actually situated in the township.  The township's population was 27,165 as of the 2010 Census, reflecting an increase of 5,258 (+24.0%) from the 21,907 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,886 (+36.7%) from the 16,021 counted in the 1990 Census.

Photo:  Washington Road Elm Allée on Washington Road (County Routes 571 and 526) in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.  Author: Mr. Matte

In 2008, Forbes listed West Windsor as the 15th most affluent neighborhood in the U.S.  AOL and NeighborhoodScout also named West Windsor in 2009 as the best neighborhood to raise kids for its school district (top 7% in New Jersey, top 3% nationwide), prevailing family type (families with school-aged children), and neighborhood safety (safer than 97% of neighborhoods).

Plainsboro Township and West Windsor are part of a combined school district, the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District.  

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