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Middlesex County, New Jersey
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The main campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey's flagship of higher education, in New Brunswick, a center for the sciences, arts, and cultural activities, and the county seat of Middlesex County
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Location in the state of New Jersey
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Founded 1683
Named for Historic English county of Middlesex
Seat New Brunswick[1]
Largest city Edison (population)
Monroe Township (area)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

322.83 sq mi (836 km²)
308.91 sq mi (800 km²)
13.91 sq mi (36 km²), 4.31
Population
 -  Density


Congressional districts 6th, 12th
Website www.co.middlesex.nj.us

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Middlesex County is located in north-central New Jersey, United States, extending inland from the northern portion of the Jersey Shore. As of the 2020 United States Census, the county's population was enumerated at 863,162,[2] making Middlesex the state's second-most populous county (after Bergen County). Middlesex County's population in 2020 represented a growth of 53,304 (6.6%) from the 809,858 residents counted at the 2010 census.[3] Middlesex County holds a central location within the New York metropolitan area as well as within the Northeast megalopolis of the U.S. Its county seat is the city of New Brunswick, a center for the sciences, arts, and cultural activities, and the headquarters of the state's flagship academic institution, Rutgers University.[1] The center of population of the state of New Jersey is also located within Middlesex County, in East Brunswick Township, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike.[4] Middlesex County hosts an extensive transportation network, including several rail stations along the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor Line of the New Jersey Transit commuter rail system, as well as the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, the state's two busiest motor vehicle roadways, in Woodbridge Township. Middlesex County holds the nickname, The Greatest County in the Land.[5]

The county was primarily settled due to its optimal location along the Raritan River[6] and was established as of March 7, 1683 as part of the Province of East Jersey and was partitioned as of October 31, 1693 into the townships of Piscataway, Perth Amboy, and Woodbridge. Adjacent Somerset County was established on May 14, 1688, created from portions of Middlesex County.[7] The county's first court met in June 1683 in Piscataway, and held session at alternating sites over the next century in Perth Amboy, Piscataway, and Woodbridge before relocating permanently to New Brunswick in 1778.[8] Despite its status as a residential, commercial, and industrial stronghold and a centrally accessible transportation hub, Middlesex is also home to an extensive public park system with expansive greenways, totaling more than 6,300 acres (2,550 ha).[9] Middlesex County is most demographically notable as the U.S. county with the highest concentration of Asian Indians, at nearly 20% in 2020.

Geography[]

According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 322.83 square miles (836.1 km2), including 308.91 square miles (800.1 km2) of land (95.7%) and 13.91 square miles (36.0 km2) of water (4.3%).[10] The county is named after the historic English county of Middlesex.[11]

Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central Jersey in that it is largely flat. The majority of the county is located on the inner coastal plain, with the remainder of the county being located on the Eastern Piedmont. The elevation ranges from sea level to 300 feet (91 m) above sea level on a hill scaled by Major Road/ Sand Hill Road near Route 1 in South Brunswick Township.[12]

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 15,956
1800 17,890 12.1%
1810 20,381 13.9%
1820 21,470 5.3%
1830 23,157 7.9%
1840 21,893 * −5.5%
1850 28,635 30.8%
1860 34,812 21.6%
1870 45,029 29.3%
1880 52,286 16.1%
1890 61,754 18.1%
1900 79,762 29.2%
1910 114,426 43.5%
1920 162,334 41.9%
1930 212,208 30.7%
1940 217,077 2.3%
1950 264,872 22.0%
1960 433,856 63.8%
1970 583,813 34.6%
1980 595,893 2.1%
1990 671,780 12.7%
2000 750,162 11.7%
2010 809,858 8.0%
Historical sources: 1790-1990[13]
1970-2010[14] 2020[2]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[7]

Middlesex County is prominently known for its significant concentration of Asian Indians. The growing Little India is a South Asian-focused commercial strip in Middlesex County, the U.S. county with the highest concentration of Asian Indians.[15][16][17] The Oak Tree Road strip runs for about one-and-a-half miles through Edison and neighboring Iselin in Woodbridge Township, near the area's sprawling Chinatown and Koreatown, running along New Jersey Route 27.[18] It is the largest and most diverse South Asian cultural hub in the United States.[19][20] Monroe Township in Middlesex County has experienced a particularly rapid growth rate in its Indian American population, with an estimated 5,943 (13.6%) as of 2017,[21] which was 23 times the 256 (0.9%) counted as of the 2000 Census; and Diwali is celebrated by the township as a Hindu holiday. Carteret's Punjabi Sikh community, variously estimated at upwards of 3,000, is the largest concentration of Sikhs in New Jersey.[22] In Middlesex County, election ballots are printed in English, Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.[23]

As of 2017 Census estimates, there were 201,243 people of Asian descent in Middlesex County accounting for 24% of the county's total population.[24] At 61.57% of the population of Asian descent, Indian Americans accounted for 12.93% (104,705 people) of the county's total population in 2010, increasing to 127,875 (15.3%, the highest of any U.S. county) by 2017, more than that of the other Asian sub-groups combined.[24][25]

2020 Census[]

2010 Census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 809,858 people, 281,186 households, and 203,016 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,621.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,012.2 /km2). There were 294,800 housing units at an average density of 954.3 per square mile (368.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 58.60% (474,589) White, 9.69% (78,462) African American, 0.34% (2,777) Native American, 21.40% (173,293) Asian, 0.03% (251) Pacific Islander, 6.99% (56,569) from other races, and 2.95% (23,917) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.40% (148,975) of the population.[3]

There were 281,186 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.29.[3]

In the county the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94 males.[3]

Government[]

Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Commissioners, whose seven members are elected at-large on a partisan basis to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a Commissioner Director and Deputy Director. The Commissioner Director appoints commissioners to serve as Chairpersons and members on the various committees which oversee county departments.[26] Middlesex County also elects three "constitutional officers" whose existence is laid out in the New Jersey Constitution. The County Clerk and Surrogate serve five-year terms and the Sheriff serves a three-year term of office.[27][28][29] In 2016, freeholders were paid $23,438 and the freeholder director was paid an annual salary of $24,428, though Ronald Rios has accepted a salary of $8,340 as director.[30]

As of 2021, Middlesex County's Commissioners (with party affiliation, term-end year and residence listed in parentheses) are:[26] [31]

  • Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios (D, term as commissioner ends December 31, 2021; term as commissioner director ends 2021; Carteret)[32]
  • Commissioner Charles E. Tomaro (D, 2023; Edison)[33]
  • Charles Kenny (D, 2022; Woodbridge Township)[34]
  • Leslie Koppel (D, 2021; Monroe Township)[35]
  • Shanti Narra (D, 2022; North Brunswick)[36]
  • Clary Azcona-Barber (D, 2022; New Brunswick)
  • Vacant seat- Commissioner Deputy Director Kenneth Armwood (D, 2022; Piscataway) died on March 29, 2021.[37]


Article VII Section II of the New Jersey State Constitution requires each county in New Jersey have three elected administrative officials known as "constitutional officers." These officers are the County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term).[38] Middlesex county's constitutional officers are:[31]

  • County Clerk Nancy Pinkin (D, 2025; East Brunswick, New Jersey)
  • Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (D, 2022; Piscataway)[39][40]
  • Deputy Surrogate Heather Antonuccio (Acting)


The Middlesex County Prosecutor is Chris Kubereit who was sworn in as acting County Prosecutor in September 2019, replacing Andrew C. Carey of Monroe Township.[41][42]

Middlesex County constitutes Vicinage 8 of the New Jersey Superior Court; the vicinage is seated at the Middlesex County Courthouse, at 56 Paterson Street in New Brunswick.[43] The Middlesex Vicinage also has facilities for the Family Part at the Middlesex County Family Courthouse at 120 New Street, also in New Brunswick; there are also other facilities in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy for Probation.[43] The Assignment Judge for Vicinage 8 is Alberto Rivas.[43]

Federal Representatives[]

The 6th and 12th Congressional Districts cover the county.[44][45] New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D, Hopewell Township).[46]

State Representatives[]

District Senator [47] Assembly[47] Municipalities
12th Samuel D. Thompson (R) Ronald S. Dancer (R)

Robert D. Clifton (R)

Old Bridge (65,898). The remainder of this district covers portions of Burlington County,

Monmouth County and Ocean County.

14th Linda R. Greenstein (D) Wayne DeAngelo (D)

Daniel R. Benson (D)

Cranbury Township (4,012), Jamesburg (5,291), Monroe Township (39,132), Plainsboro (23,071)

and Spotswood (8,269). The remainder of this district covers portions of Mercer County.

16th Christopher Bateman (R) Andrew Zwicker (D)

Roy Freiman (D)

South Brunswick (45,942). The remainder of this district covers portions of Hunterdon County,

Mercer County and Somerset County.

17th Bob Smith (D) Joesph V. Egan (D)

Joseph Danielsen (D)

Milltown Borough (6,988), New Brunswick (55,960), North Brunswick (41,848) and Piscataway (56,923).

The remainder of this district covers portions of Somerset County.

18th Patrick J. Diegnan (D) Robert Karabinchak (D)

Sterley Stanley (D)

East Brunswick (48,010), Edison (100,693), Helmetta (2,475), Highland Park (13,883), Metuchen (14,048),

South Plainfield (23,956) and South River (16,001).

19th Joe F. Vitale (D) Craig Coughlin (D)

Yvonne Lopez (D)

Carteret (23,589), Perth Amboy (51,678), Sayreville (44,292), South Amboy (8,772) and Woodbridge (100,450).
22nd Nicholas Scutari (D) James J. Kennedy (D)

Linda S. Carter (D)

Dunellen (7,252) and Middlesex Borough (13,662). The remainder of this district covers portions of Somerset County

and Union County.

Politics[]

As of August 1, 2020, there were a total of 545,795 registered voters in Middlesex County, of which 229,982 (42.1%) were registered as Democrats, 84,258 (15.4%) were registered as Republicans and 224,058 (41.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 7,497 (1.4%) voters registered to other parties.[48]

After being a Republican stronghold in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Middlesex County leaned Democratic for much of the 20th century beginning with Franklin Roosevelt's victory in the county in 1932. Throughout the twentieth century, in close elections the county would always vote Democratic, sometimes by solid margins, but the county was willing to flip Republican in the midst of nationwide Republican landslides in the 1970s and 80s. However, since the 1990s, Middlesex County has become a Democratic stronghold at the national level, mirroring the state's heavy swing to the Democrats.

Democrat Bill Clinton carried the county in 1992 and it has remained reliably blue in every election since. In the nationally close 2000 election, Democrat Al Gore won the county decisively with 59.9% of the vote to Republican George W. Bush's 36.1%, a Democratic victory margin of 23.7%, while winning the state overall by a 56-40 margin. In the 2004 U.S. presidential election, many of the suburban counties surrounding New York City, including Middlesex County, swung Republican in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but Democrat John Kerry still carried the county comfortably by a 13.6% margin over George W. Bush, Kerry taking 56.3% of the vote to Bush's 42.8%, while Kerry carried the state overall by 6.7% over Bush.[49] In 2008, Barack Obama carried Middlesex County by a much larger 21.8% margin over John McCain, Obama taking 60.2% of the vote to McCain's 38.4%, while Obama won New Jersey overall by 15.5% over McCain.[50] In 2012, Obama won an even more commanding victory in the county, receiving 63.2% of the vote to Republican Mitt Romney's 35.6%, a Democratic victory margin of 27.6%, while carrying New Jersey overall by 17.8%.[51] Like much of the New York City metro area, Middlesex County was one of the few parts of the country to swing even harder in Obama's favor in 2012 compared to 2008, even as he lost ground nationally. Some credit the swing towards Obama to his response towards Superstorm Sandy, which hit the New York City metro area in late October 2012, just a few days before the election.[52] In 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton carried Middlesex County by a tighter 21.4% margin over Republican Donald Trump, with Clinton taking 58.8% of the vote to Trump's 37.4%, while Clinton won New Jersey overall by 14.1% over Trump. In 2020, Democrat Joe Biden carried Middlesex County by a margin of 22.03%, a slight improvement from 2016, with Biden taking 60.22% of the vote to Donald Trump's 38.19%.[53]

In the 2005 Gubernatorial Election, the county went to Democrat Jon Corzine by a 56-39 margin;[54] while in the 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Republican Chris Christie received 47% of the vote, defeating incumbent Democrat Corzine, who received around 45%.[55] In the 2013 Gubernatorial Election, incumbent governor Chris Christie improved on his margin in Middlesex County from 2009, carrying the county by about 18% over Democrat Barbara Buono, with Christie receiving 58% of the vote to Buono's 40%.[56] In the 2017 Gubernatorial Election, Democrat Phil Murphy won Middlesex County with a wide 17% margin over Republican Kim Guadagno, with Murphy getting 57% of the vote to Guadagno's 40% of the vote.[57]

United States presidential election results for Middlesex County, New Jersey[58]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 143,467 38.19% 226,250 60.22% 5,975 1.59%
2016 122,953 37.42% 193,044 58.76% 12,560 3.82%
2012 107,310 35.55% 190,555 63.13% 3,995 1.32%
2008 123,695 38.43% 193,812 60.21% 4,367 1.36%
2004 126,492 42.76% 166,628 56.33% 2,685 0.91%
2000 93,545 36.14% 154,998 59.88% 10,306 3.98%
1996 82,433 31.90% 145,201 56.20% 30,752 11.90%
1992 108,701 38.10% 128,824 45.16% 47,746 16.74%
1988 143,422 54.30% 117,149 44.35% 3,548 1.34%
1984 160,221 59.82% 104,905 39.17% 2,727 1.02%
1980 122,354 50.73% 97,304 40.34% 21,548 8.93%
1976 113,539 47.14% 122,859 51.01% 4,466 1.85%
1972 149,033 61.41% 88,397 36.42% 5,264 2.17%
1968 96,515 42.79% 103,339 45.82% 25,676 11.38%
1964 63,370 29.39% 151,196 70.12% 1,052 0.49%
1960 83,025 41.60% 116,095 58.18% 436 0.22%
1956 100,071 60.54% 64,538 39.05% 677 0.41%
1952 73,577 50.32% 70,234 48.03% 2,413 1.65%
1948 49,810 42.86% 61,634 53.04% 4,766 4.10%
1944 45,232 42.12% 60,504 56.35% 1,642 1.53%
1940 41,709 38.26% 67,140 61.59% 164 0.15%
1936 32,959 34.57% 61,679 64.69% 702 0.74%
1932 32,673 40.45% 45,997 56.94% 2,111 2.61%
1928 38,714 52.35% 34,908 47.20% 328 0.44%
1924 34,556 62.28% 16,373 29.51% 4,553 8.21%
1920 29,334 69.70% 11,618 27.60% 1,136 2.70%
1916 11,851 53.51% 9,975 45.04% 320 1.44%
1912 4,743 25.78% 8,186 44.49% 5,470 29.73%
1908 11,270 57.51% 7,966 40.65% 359 1.83%
1904 10,117 57.22% 6,996 39.57% 569 3.22%
1900 9,347 55.19% 7,191 42.46% 399 2.36%
1896 9,304 58.73% 5,976 37.72% 563 3.55%



Sheriffs[]

Thomas N. Acken served as the sheriff in 1891. Joseph Spicuzzo served in 2014 and was arrested for bribery.[59] Mildred S. Scott is the current sheriff.

Transportation[]

Middlesex County hosts various county roads, state routes, US routes, and interstate highways, as well as toll highways. As of May 2010, the county had a total of 2,584.38 miles (4,159.16 km) of roadways, of which 2,118.08 miles (3,408.72 km) were maintained by the municipality, 292.16 miles (470.19 km) by Middlesex County and 131.48 miles (211.60 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 41.49 miles (66.77 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and 1.17 miles (1.88 km) by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.[60][61]

County roads include CR 501, CR 514, CR 516 (only in Old Bridge), CR 520 (only in Old Bridge), CR 522, CR 527, CR 529, CR 531, CR 535, and CR 539 (only in Cranbury).

Garden State Parkway northbound entering Middlesex County

The state routes are: Route 18, Route 26 (only in North Brunswick – entirely concurrent with Livingston Avenue), Route 27, Route 28, Route 32, Route 33 (only in Monroe Township), Route 34 (only in Old Bridge), Route 35, Route 91 (concurrent with Jersey Avenue in North Brunswick and entering New Brunswick), Route 171, Route 172 (only in New Brunswick), Route 184 and Route 440.

U.S. Routes include: Route 1, Route 9, Route 1/9 (only in Woodbridge) and Route 130.

The county also includes some limited access highways and Interstates as well. Middlesex County hosts the southern end of I-287 which turns into Route 440 that connects to the Outerbridge Crossing. The Garden State Parkway passes through the eastern part of the county, which features nine interchanges and the northern start/end of the split-roadways (Express & Local Lanes). The New Jersey Turnpike carries I-95 through the center of the county. The Turnpike has five interchanges in Middlesex County: Exit 12 in Carteret, Exit 11 in Woodbridge, Exit 10 in Edison, Exit 9 in East Brunswick and Exit 8A in Monroe Township.[62]

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is upgrading the Route 18 "avenue" to a freeway between the Route 1 interchange all the way up to the new 18 Extension in Piscataway.[63]

The Turnpike Authority planned to build Route 92, which was to start near the intersection of Ridge Road & Route 1 in South Brunswick to Interchange 8A in Monroe Township. This plan was cancelled on December 1, 2006.

The southern end of the "dual-dual" configuration (inner car lanes and outer truck lanes) used to be one mile south of Interchange 8A at the border of Cranbury and Monroe Township. It was relocated to Exit 6 in Mansfield Township in Burlington County after the Turnpike widening project was completed in early November 2014.[64]

Public transportation[]

NJ Transit provides Middlesex County with frequent commuter rail service along the North Jersey Coast Line,[65] Northeast Corridor Line,[66] and Raritan Valley Line.[67] The North Jersey Coast Line runs through the eastern part of the county. The Northeast Corridor Line runs through the northern and central part of the county. The Raritan Valley Line serves Dunellen and is accessible to other communities along the county's northern border with Union and Somerset counties.

Intercity rail service is provided by Amtrak. The routes that run through Middlesex County are the Acela Express, Keystone, Northeast Regional, and Vermonter services, although only the Keystone and Northeast Regional have regular stops within Middlesex County, at either New Brunswick or Metropark station. The Acela service also occasionally stops at Metropark.

Bus service in Middlesex County is provided by New Jersey Transit, Coach USA's Suburban Transit, the extensive Rutgers Campus bus network,[68] the MCAT shuttle system,[69] and DASH buses.[70] There are bus routes that serve all townships in the county on weekdays,[71] and studies are being conducted to create the New Brunswick Bus Rapid Transit system.

Higher education[]

  • Middlesex County College (Edison - main campus; New Brunswick, Perth Amboy)[72]
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus (New Brunswick, Piscataway)[73]
  • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (New Brunswick)[74]
  • Princeton University – Forrestal Campus (Plainsboro)[75]
  • DeVry University (North Brunswick)[76]
  • Chamberlain University (North Brunswick)
  • New Brunswick Theological Seminary (New Brunswick Campus)[77]

Healthcare[]

The county offers more than 1,900 inpatient beds among five major hospitals.[78][79]

Hospitals
Hospital Town Type Beds Health Network
JFK Medical Center Edison Acute 498[80] Hackensack Meridian Health
PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital New Brunswick Pediatric Rehabiltation 140[81] RWJBarnabas Health
Raritan Bay Medical Center (Old Bridge) Old Bridge Acute 113[82] Hackensack Meridian Health
Raritan Bay Medical Center (Perth Amboy) Perth Amboy Acute 388[82] Hackensack Meridian Health
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick Major Teaching 465[83] RWJBarnabas Health
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital New Brunswick Acute Pediatric 105[84] RWJBarnabas Health
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey New Brunswick Research, Cancer RWJBarnabas Health
St. Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick Acute Teaching 478[85] Saint Peters HCS
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Plainsboro Acute Teaching 305[86] Penn Medicine

Major employers[]

Major non-governmental employers in Middlesex County include the following, grouped by ranges of employees:[87][88]

  • 9,010: Rutgers University
  • 5,000 – 5,249: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • 3,500 – 3,749: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wakefern Food Corporation
  • 3,000 – 3,249: Merrill Lynch & Company, Novo Nordisk
  • 2,750 – 2,999: Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Insurance Company, Silverline Building Products, St. Peter's University Hospital, Telcordia Technologies
  • 2,500 – 2,749: JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center
  • 2,000 – 2,249: Pathmark
  • 1,750 – 1,999: Home Depot, United Parcel Service
  • 1,500 – 1,749: Amerada Hess Corporation, Dow Jones & Company, Siemens AG
  • 1,250 – 1,499: AT&T, BASF (formerly Engelhard)
  • 1,000 – 1,249: Aetna, Fujitsu, Prudential
  • Undisclosed: Canon, Japanese company specializing in imaging products.

Municipalities[]

Index map of Middlesex County municipalities (see map key index in table below)

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1947 road map

Downtown New Brunswick, an educational and cultural district undergoing gentrification

Municipalities in Middlesex County (with 2010 Census data for population, housing units and area in square miles) are:[89] Other, unincorporated communities in the county are listed next to their parent municipality. Many of these areas are census-designated places that have been defined by the United States Census Bureau for enumeration purposes within a Township and for which 2010 population data is included in parentheses.

Municipality Map
key
Municipal
type
Population Housing
units
Total
area
Water
area
Land
area
Pop.
density
Housing
density
Unincorporated communities
Carteret 1 Borough 22,844 8,148 5.00 0.58 4.42 5,171.1 1,844.4 Chrome
West Carteret
Cranbury 24 Township 3,857 1,371 13.40 0.15 13.25 291.2 103.5 Cranbury CDP (2,181)
Cranbury Station
Wyckoffs Mills
Dunellen 14 Borough 7,227 2,683 1.05 0.00 1.05 6,894.8 2,559.7
East Brunswick 20 Township 47,512 17,367 22.27 0.57 21.70 2,189.6 800.4 Brookview
Dunhams Corner
Fairview Knolls
Farrington Lake Heights
Gillilandtown
Halls Corner
Herberts
Jamesburg Park
Lawrence Brook Manor
Newton Heights
Old Bridge
Orchard Heights
Patricks Corner
Paulas Corner
Tanners Corner
Washington Heights
Westons Mills
Edison 17 Township 99,967 36,302 30.64 0.70 29.94 3,339.0 1,212.5 Bonhamtown
Clara Barton
Greensand
Haven Homes
Lahiere
Lincoln Park
Lindenau
Martins Landing
Menlo Park
New Dover
New Durham
Nixon
North Edison
Oak Tree
Phoenix
Potters
Pumptown
Raritan Manor
Sand Hills
Stelton
Valentine
Washington Park
Helmetta 7 Borough 2,178 920 0.91 0.06 0.85 2,562.9 1,082.6
Highland Park 11 Borough 13,982 6,203 1.82 0.01 1.81 7,728.1 3,428.5
Jamesburg 8 Borough 5,915 2,267 0.88 0.01 0.88 6,741.8 2,583.9
Metuchen 12 Borough 13,574 5,440 2.77 0.00 2.76 4,910.4 1,967.9 Jefferson Park
Robinvale
Middlesex 15 Borough 13,635 5,148 3.54 0.02 3.52 3,876.2 1,463.5
Milltown 9 Borough 6,893 2,698 1.60 0.04 1.55 4,443.0 1,739.0
Monroe Township 23 Township 39,132 18,002 42.23 0.26 41.97 932.3 428.9 Applegarth
Clearbrook
Clearbrook Park CDP (2,667)
Concordia CDP (3,092)
Gravel Hill
Half Acre
Hoffman
Jamesburg Gardens
Matchaponix
Middlesex Downs
Mounts Mills
Old Church
Outcalt
Prospect Plains
Rossmoor CDP (2,666)
Shore Road Estates
Spotswood Manor
Texas
Tracy
Union Valley
Whittingham CDP (2,476)
Wyckoffs Mills
New Brunswick 10 City 55,181 15,053 5.79 0.56 5.23 10,556.4 2,879.7 Edgebrook
Feaster Park
Lincoln Park
Raritan Gardens
Westons Mills
North Brunswick 21 Township 40,742 15,045 12.27 0.27 12.00 3,396.2 1,254.1 Adams
Berdines Corner
Black Horse
Franklin Park
Georges Road
Maple Meade
Patricks Corner
Red Lion
Old Bridge 19 Township 65,375 24,638 40.78 2.72 38.06 1,717.7 647.3 Browntown
Brownville CDP (2,383)
Brunswick Gardens
Cheesequake
Cottrell Corners
Laurence Harbor CDP (6,536)
Madison Park CDP (7,144)
Matchaponix
Moerls Corner
Morristown
Old Bridge CDP (23,753)
Parlin
Redshaw Corner
Runyon
Sayerwood South
South Old Bridge
Texas
Perth Amboy 2 City 50,814 16,556 5.96 1.26 4.70 10,806.8 3,521.0 Barber
Harbor Terrace
John J Delaney Homes
Maurer
William Dunlap Homes
Piscataway 16 Township 56,044 17,777 19.03 0.19 18.83 2,975.5 943.8 Fieldville
New Market
Newtown
North Stelton
Possumtown
Randolphville
Raritan Landing
Riverview Manor
Society Hill CDP (3,829)
Plainsboro 25 Township 22,999 10,089 12.21 0.42 11.78 1,951.6 856.1

Plainsboro Center CDP (2,712)
Princeton Meadows CDP (13,834)
Schalks
Scotts Corner

Sayreville 4 Borough 42,704 16,393 18.70 2.86 15.84 2,695.7 1,034.8 Crossmans
Ernston
Gillespie
Laurel Park
MacArthur Manor
Melrose
Morgan
Morgan Heights
Parlin
Phoenix
Runyon
Sayre Woods
Sayreville Junction
Sayreville Station
South Amboy 3 City 8,631 3,576 2.69 1.15 1.55 5,577.1 2,310.7 Mechanicsville
Thomas J Dohany Homes
South Brunswick 22 Township 43,417 15,708 41.04 0.39 40.65 1,068.1 386.4 Cottageville
Dayton CDP (7,063)
Deans
Franklin Park
Fresh Ponds
Heathcote CDP (5,821)
Kendall Park CDP (9,339)
Kingston CDP (1,222)
Little Rocky Hill
Monmouth Junction CDP (2,887)
Sand Hills
South Brunswick Terrace
South Plainfield 13 Borough 23,385 8,093 8.36 0.03 8.33 2,808.5 971.9 Avon Park
Samptown
South River 5 Borough 16,008 5,957 2.92 0.15 2.77 5,781.4 2,151.4 Newton Heights
Spotswood 6 Borough 8,257 3,242 2.47 0.20 2.27 3,642.2 1,430.1 East Spotswood
Outcalt
Woodbridge 18 Township 99,585 36,124 24.51 1.29 23.21 4,290.0 1,556.2 Avenel CDP (17,011)
Boynton Beach
Colonia CDP (17,795)
Edgars
Fords CDP (15,187)
Hazelton
Hopelawn
Iselin CDP (18,695)
Keasbey
Lynn Woodoaks
Menlo Park Terrace
Port Reading CDP (3,728)
Sand Hills
Sewaren CDP (2,756)
Shore View
Woodbridge CDP (19,265)
Woodbridge Oaks

County parks[]

Thompson Park in Monroe Township.

  • Donaldson Park
  • Carteret Park
  • Carteret Waterfront Park
  • Edison Park
  • Fords Park
  • Johnson Park
  • Medwick Park
  • Merrill Park
  • Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Thompson Park
  • Warren Park
  • Old Bridge Waterfront Walkway
  • Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park
  • Ambrose & Doty's Brooks Park
  • Davidson's Mill Pond Park
  • Ireland Brook Park
  • Jamesburg Park Conservation Area
  • John A. Phillips Open Space Preserve
  • John A. Phillips Park
  • Catherine Von Ohlen Park

Climate and weather[]

Climate chart for New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4.18
 
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4.23
 
62
40
 
 
4.19
 
72
50
 
 
4.41
 
81
60
 
 
5.08
 
86
65
 
 
4.15
 
84
64
 
 
4.51
 
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55
 
 
3.80
 
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43
 
 
3.83
 
55
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4.06
 
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27
temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[90]

Middlesex has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) which borders a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) on Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill. Average monthly temperatures in downtown New Brunswick range from 30.8 °F in January to 75.6 °F in July, while in South Amboy they range from 31.4 °F in January to 75.9 °F in July. [3]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of New Brunswick have ranged from a low of 22 °F (−6 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −13 °F (−25.0 °C) was recorded in January 1984 and a record high of 103 °F (39 °C) was recorded in July 1999. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.98 inches (76 mm) in February to 5.08 inches (129 mm) in July.[90]

See also[]

  • Little India (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, New Jersey

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