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Welcome to Princeton ...

The town of Princeton is located in Johnston County<1>.

The location of Princeton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Princeton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Princetonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Princeton has a population of 1,403 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Princeton.

Princeton is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Princeton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Princeton: (919) & (984)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Princeton had an population of 1,403 people. This is an increase of 17.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Princeton had a population of 1,194 people. This makes Princeton the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Princeton represents 0.01% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 313rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,194 people, the population of Princeton increased 12.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,066 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Princeton.

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 43 communities that are also named Princeton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Princeton.

Communities near Princeton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Princeton.

  • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
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    • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<8>
  • Smithfield [Johnston County]
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    • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<8>
  • Selma [Johnston County]
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    • Selma [Johnston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<8>
  • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
    • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
    • Archer
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Olive [Wayne County]
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      • Mount Olive [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<8>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
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    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
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      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<8>
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northwest of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<8>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenly
      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<8>
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Princeton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Princeton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Princeton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Princeton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Princeton. See our Newspapers Page for Princeton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Princeton ...

Looking for more information about Princeton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Princeton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Princeton.

Adding Princeton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Princeton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Princeton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Princeton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Princeton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Princeton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Johnston County: www.co.johnston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Johnston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Princeton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Princeton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Princeton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Princeton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Princeton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrincetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4655, Longitude: -78.1603       In this case, the coordinates for Princeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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