New Providence

The town consists of mostly single-family homes.

Welcome to New Providence

Town Information For New Providence NJ 07974

The written history of New Providence begins in 1664 when James, Duke of York and brother to King Charles II purchased the land that became known as the Elizabethtown Tract from the Lenape Native Americans. Its first European settlers were members of a Puritan colony established in 1720, which was the first permanent settlement of its type. The settlement was originally called “Turkey” or “Turkey Town”, due to the presence of wild turkeys in the area.

Real estate in the New Providence area sells for around $610,000. The town consists of mostly single-family homes. The more expensive homes are located on the south side of New Providence. There are several single-family alternatives in New Providence such as apartments, condominiums, and townhomes. If you are looking for something, in particular, please feel free to Contact us.

School System

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group “I”, the second-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts.

According to students in the New Providence school district have an average of 1260/1600 on their SATs and an average score of 29/36 on their ACTs. The most popular colleges students end up attending after graduation is Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Penn State University, University of Delaware and New York University.


Commuting in New Providence is a breeze. A 50-minute car ride puts you in the heart of Manhattan. Having a car is essential in the area. Most destinations are a short drive away, but public transportation is very accessible in the area if you do not have a car of your own.

Living in New Providence

New Providence is rated the #1 place to live in Union County by The town itself is situated on the bottom of the Watchung mountains. New Providence is known to be a very safe place to raise a family and is voted one of the best places to live consistently year after year.

Overview for New Providence, NJ

14,914 people live in New Providence, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $78,045.04. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Around New Providence, NJ

There's plenty to do around New Providence, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Very Walkable
Walking Score
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Autumn Harvest Health Foods, Digital Press Videogames, and UNTUCKit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.78 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.82 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.16 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.19 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for New Providence, NJ

New Providence has 5,541 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in New Providence do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,914 people call New Providence home. The population density is 3,409.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.71 / 52.29%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Marital Status


Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in New Providence, NJ

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby New Providence. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
New Providence High School
9th - 12th
PreK - K
No rating available
K - 6th
New Providence Middle School
7th - 8th
St Andrews Preschool & Kindergarten
PreK - K
No rating available
Allen W. Roberts School
PreK - 6th
Developmental Learning Center New Providence
K - 6th
No rating available
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Search Homes


The Michelle Pais Group extends far beyond what a conventional brokerage firm offers. It envisions itself as both a lifestyle and media company offering design, marketing and creative solutions to all our clients.

Contact Us

Follow Us on Instagram