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Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established in its current form on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the municipality's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Princeton has a total area of 18.363 square miles (68.041 km²), including 17.932 square miles (46.444 km²) of land (97.65%) and 0.431 square miles (1.115 km²) of water (2.35%). Cedar Grove, Port Mercer, North Princeton, Princeton Basin, and Jugtown are unincorporated communities that have been absorbed into Greater Princeton over the years, but still maintain their own community identity.