Rocky Hill, New Jersey

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Rocky Hill is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, named for the Rocky Hill Ridge. It was earlier known as the Devil's Featherbed because it was difficult to travel the rocky terrain by horse and wagon.[7] As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 662.

Rocky Hill was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 18, 1889, from portions of Montgomery Township, based on the results of a referendum held four days earlier.[8]



Rocky Hill is located at 40°24′01″N 74°38′20″W / 40.400406°N 74.638955°W / 40.400406; -74.638955 (40.400406, -74.638955).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km2), all of it land.

Princeton Airport, serving the neighboring town of Princeton, is located in Montgomery Township, just west of Rocky Hill.

The borough borders Montgomery and Franklin Township.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 662 people, 284 households, and 189 families residing in the borough. The population density was 982.0 people per square mile (381.5/km2). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 437.6/sq mi (170.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.17% White, 1.36% African American, 0.45% Asian, 0.60% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.93% of the population.

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