Pennington, New Jersey

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Pennington is a Borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,696.

Pennington was established as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 31, 1890, from portions of Hopewell Township, based on the results of a referendum held on January 21, 1890.[8]



Pennington is located at 40°19′30″N 74°47′32″W / 40.325057°N 74.792105°W / 40.325057; -74.792105 (40.325057, -74.792105).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2), all of it land.

Pennington is an independent municipality surrounded by Hopewell Township.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,696 people, 1,013 households, and 761 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,801.0 people per square mile (1,084.3/km2). There were 1,040 housing units at an average density of 1,080.5/sq mi (418.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.96% White, 2.63% African American, 1.00% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

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