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Hunterdon County was established on March 11, 1714, separating from Burlington County, at which time it included all of present day Morris, Sussex and Warren counties. The rolling hills and rich soils which produce bountiful agricultural crops drew Native American tribes and then Europeans to the area.
Transitioning from rural to suburban, Hunterdon County is an exurb on the western edge of New Jersey and home to commuters to New York City and Philadelphia. The county seat, Flemington, is noted as the site of the Lindbergh kidnapping trial. With growing towns and shopping areas, as well as relaxing rural areas, Hunterdon County is a far stretch from the urban areas typically associated with New Jersey.
As of 2010, the population of Hunterdon County was 128,349, New Jersey's 14th-most populous county; The percentage increase since 2000 was the largest in New Jersey, almost triple the statewide increase. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Flemington is the county seat. The county has the 19th-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States, and the third highest in New Jersey. It is noted for having the second-lowest level of child poverty of any county in the United States.
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