Jan 262010

Princeton is a town that is well known by all New Jersey residents. It prides itself on its rich history, attractive downtown area, and excellent school systems.  It is known as an extremely well educated area due to its prestigious University and many nationally ranked private schools.

In recent years its demographics have grown and changed to welcome a broader cultural base. While it used to be a predominantly white town, there are rising numbers in both the Hispanic and Asian populations. Many changes of this type are highlighted in comparing the 1990 and 2000 US Census Data.  For this reason, the Princeton Index was developed to get a better look at the changes taking place.  We have developed a map that can be  a useful tool  to compare census data from 1990 and 2000. These are just a few of the mapping capabilities:

    • By selecting the different layers you can choose to view census tracts and block groups from each year as well as the median household income.
    • To display various Points of Interest on the map such as parks, schools, and community centers, you can click on the corresponding icon.
    • Select a category  from the drop down bar to see the population, education, and demographic shifts from the 1990 to 2000 census

    For a guide to using the Interactive Map, Click Here.

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