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NJTPA Representative: Matthew Holt
Hunterdon County, with a population of 128,349, is situated on the Delaware River at the western boundary of the state. Commerce and industry have sprung up along major transportation routes in the County, including Routes 31 and 202 and Interstate 78. Route 31 is undergoing a much-needed expansion to accommodate growth and improve safety.
Hunterdon County is approximately halfway between New York City and Philadelphia. The county retains much of its rural character, but it also is experiencing growth in housing and commercial development. Major corporate centers, including Merck & Co. and Exxon, have opened in the county in recent years. During the last decade, Hunterdon County had the third-largest percentage of increase in population of all New Jersey counties. Using creative options for the preservation of farmlands, including the County Open Space Trust Fund, the county is striving to attain a balance between the rural and the suburban. Flemington, the county seat, serves as the county's commercial center.
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