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The following tables provide a short description of the area near the installation/activity.
INSP_INSTR_STF_WEST_TRENTON NJ is 40 miles from Philadelphia, PA, the
nearest city with a population of 100,000 or more. The nearest metropolitan statistical
area (MSA) is
MSA Population
Trenton, NJ PMSA 350,761
The following entities comprise the military housing area (MHA):
County/City Population
Burlington 423394
Hunterdon 121989
Mercer 350761
Total 896,144
Child Care
This attribute captures the number of nationally accredited child-care centers within the
local community: 16
Cost of Living
Cost of Living provides a relative measure of cost of living in the local community.
General Schedule (GS) Locality pay provides a relative scale to compare local salaries
with government salaries and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is an indicator of the
local rental market. In-state tuition is an indicator of the support provided by the state for
active duty family members to participate in higher-level education opportunities. For
median household income and house value, the basis of the data (either MSA or number
of counties in the MHA or the county of the installation) is indicated.
Median Household Income (US Avg $41,994) $56,613 Basis:
Median House Value (US Avg $119,600) $147,400 MSA
GS Locality Pay ("Rest of US" 10.9%) 19.3%
0-3 with Dependents BAH Rate $1,751
In-state Tuition for Family Member Yes
In-state Tuition Continues if Member PCSs Out of State Yes

Extracted from OSD BRAC database as of April 20, 2005

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