As New Jersey's capital county, Mercer County is a center for commerce and culture in the Garden State. Located midway between New York City and Philadelphia in New Jersey's center, Mercer County's 12 municipalities are home to more than 370,000 people in 226 square miles in the heart of a region with 10 percent of the US population all within a 75-mile radius.
The transportation infrastructure in Mercer County is excellent. Key corridors along the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County are considered the most lucrative commerce centers in the state. In addition, Interstates 95, 195 and 295, as well as US Routes 1 and 130 and NJ Routes 29 and 31, make Mercer County more attractive. Mercer County also offers access to commuter rail services, a light rail system and the Trenton-Mercer Airport.
With a highly skilled and educated labor pool, Mercer County is also home to Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State University and Mercer County Community College. The county holds some of the state's greatest cultural and historic sites with Revolutionary War battle sites in Trenton and Princeton.
Recreation and entertainment are abundant with first-class parks, four public golf courses, and the New York Yankees AA-affiliate Trenton Thunder at Arm & Hammer Park. CURE Insurance Arena serves as a venue for popular performance acts such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice.
Excellent schools, tourist destinations and diverse, well-educated workforce make Mercer County a great place to live, work and play.