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#4 in Best Places to Live in Union County

Berkeley Heights is a township in Union County located in northern-central New Jersey, the township is nestled within the Raritan Valley region in the New York metropolitan area. 

Berkeley Heights was originally incorporated as New Providence Township by the New Jersey Legislature on November 8, 1809, from portions of Springfield Township, while the area was still part of Essex County. The township has been ranked as one of the state’s highest-income communities. 

Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, township residents had a median household income of $147,614, ranked 15th in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, almost double the statewide median of $76,475. As per Money Magazine’s 2013 Best Places to Live rankings, Berkeley Heights was ranked 6th in the nation, the highest among the three places in New Jersey included in the top 50 list. The magazine’s 2007 list had the township ranked 45th out of a potential 2,800 places in the United States.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 13,183, reflecting a decline of 224 (-1.7%) from the 13,407 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,427 (+11.9%) from the 11,980 counted in the 1990 Census.

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