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Raritan is a borough in Somerset County not to be confused with Raritan Township in Hunterdon County. The township’s name is derived from the Raritans, a Native American group of Lenapes. The name of the tribe is said to mean “forked river”, “stream overflows” or “point on a tidal river”. The borough borders the Somerset County municipalities of Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township and Somerville. Raritan is in the western division of the Raritan Valley (a line of cities in central New Jersey), along with Branchburg and Bridgewater.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 6,881, reflecting an increase of 543 (+8.6%) from the 6,338 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 540 (+9.3%) from the 5,798 counted in the 1990 Census.
Welcome to the beautiful area of Raritan! As of the latest US census, around 7,018 call this area home and around 55% are homeowners. With an average age of 40, the residents of Raritan are well established, with many growing families of all ages. However, during weekends and holidays, you can see a lot more activity and excitement. Over the recent months roughly 31 homes have been sold with an average sold price of $399,390. That is a decrease of $7,636 from the previous period.
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