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Middlesex County, New Jersey

Middlesex County is a county located in central New Jersey, United States. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 842,798, making it the state's second-most populous county,[4][5][6] an increase of 4.1% from the 2010 United States Census, when its population was enumerated at 809,858,[3] making it the second-most populous county in the state.[7][8] Middlesex is part of the New York metropolitan area, and its county seat is New Brunswick.[2] The center of population of the state of New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, in East Brunswick Township, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike.[9] The 2000 Census showed that the county ranked 63rd in the United States among the highest-income counties by median household.[10] The Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 143rd-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States (and the 10th-highest in New Jersey) as of 2009.[11] Middlesex County holds the nickname, "The Greatest County in the Land".[1]

Middlesex County, New Jersey
County of New Jersey
County of Middlesex
Bishop House-Rutgers University.jpg
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, the flagship of public higher education in New Jersey
Seal of Middlesex County, New Jersey
Seal
Nickname(s): The Greatest County in the Land[1]
Map of New Jersey highlighting Middlesex County
Location in the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location in the U.S.
40°26′N 74°25′W / 40.44°N 74.41°W / 40.44; -74.41Coordinates: 40°26′N 74°25′W / 40.44°N 74.41°W / 40.44; -74.41
Founded 1683
Named for Historic English county of Middlesex
Government
• Freeholder director

Ronald G. Rios (D, term ends December 31, 2017)
Seat New Brunswick[2]
Largest city Edison (population)
Monroe Township (area)
Area
 • Total 322.83 sq mi (836 km2)
 • Land 308.91 sq mi (800 km2)
 • Water 13.91 sq mi (36 km2), 4.31%
Population
 • (2010) 809,858[3]
842,798 (2017 est.; 2nd in state)[4]
 • Density 2,722/sq mi (1,051.0/km2)
Congressional districts 6th, 12th
Website www.co.middlesex.nj.us

The county was primarily settled due to its ideal location near the Raritan River[12] 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. Somerset County was established on May 14, 1688, from portions of Middlesex County.[13] 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.[14] Middlesex County hosts an extensive park system totaling more than 6,300 acres (2,500 ha).[15]

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GeographyEdit

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%).[16] The county is named after the historic English county of Middlesex.[17]

Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central Jersey in that it is largely flat. 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.[18]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
179015,956
180017,89012.1%
181020,38113.9%
182021,4705.3%
183023,1577.9%
184021,893*−5.5%
185028,63530.8%
186034,81221.6%
187045,02929.3%
188052,28616.1%
189061,75418.1%
190079,76229.2%
1910114,42643.5%
1920162,33441.9%
1930212,20830.7%
1940217,0772.3%
1950264,87222.0%
1960433,85663.8%
1970583,81334.6%
1980595,8932.1%
1990671,78012.7%
2000750,16211.7%
2010809,8588.0%
Est. 2017842,798[4]4.1%
Historical sources: 1790-1990[19]
1970-2010[8] 2000[20] 2010[3][21]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[13]

Census 2010Edit

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 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) Black or 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 ages 18 and older there were 94 males.[3]

As of the 2010 Census, there were 170,070 people of Asian descent in Middlesex County accounting for 21% of the county's total population. At 61.57% of the population of Asian descent, Indian Americans accounted for a majority of the county's Asian population or 12.93% (104,705 people) of the county's total population in 2010, increasing to 119,579 (14.4%) by 2015, more than that of the other sub-groups combined.[22][23] Middlesex County had the largest population of Asian Indians of all counties in New Jersey; in the 2010 Census, only Santa Clara County, California (117,596) and Queens County, New York (117,550) had a larger population of Asian Indians.[24]

In Middlesex County, election ballots are printed in English, Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.[25] Middlesex County has the largest and fastest growing population of Chinese Americans of all counties in New Jersey, in places such as East Brunswick.[citation needed] Edison is also developing a sprawling suburban Chinatown, with other Chinese communities spread out over the county.[citation needed]

Census 2000Edit

As of the 2000 United States Census[26] there were 750,162 people, 265,815 households, and 190,855 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,422 people per square mile (935/km²). There were 273,637 housing units at an average density of 884 per square mile (341/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.42% White, 9.13% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 13.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.71% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 13.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[20][27] Among residents listing their ancestry, 16.1% were of Italian, 13.8% Irish, 10.2% German and 9.8% Polish ancestry according to the 2000 Census.[27][28]

There were 265,815 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23.[20]

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 32.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.[20]

The median income for a household in the county was $61,446, and the median income for a family was $70,749. Males had a median income of $49,683 versus $35,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,535. About 4.2% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.[27][29]

GovernmentEdit

Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, 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 Freeholder Director and Deputy Director. The Freeholder Director appoints Freeholders to serve as Chairpersons and members on the various committees which oversee county departments.[30] 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.[31][32][33] 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.[34]

As of 2017, Middlesex County's Freeholders (with party affiliation, term-end year and residence listed in parentheses) are:[30][35]

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).[43] Middlesex county's constitutional officers are:[35]

The Middlesex County Prosecutor is Andrew C. Carey of Monroe Township, who was nominated to fill the position in June 2014 by Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.[50][51]

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.[52] 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.[52] The Assignment Judge for Vicinage 8 is Alberto Rivas.[52]

The 6th and 12th Congressional Districts cover the county.[53][54] New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[55] New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, Ewing Township).[56]

The county is part of the 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 22nd Districts in the New Jersey Legislature.[57] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 12th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Samuel D. Thompson (R, Old Bridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Robert D. Clifton (R, Matawan) and Ronald S. Dancer (R, Plumsted Township).[58][59] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 14th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Linda R. Greenstein (D, Plainsboro Township) and in the General Assembly by Daniel R. Benson (D, Hamilton Township, Mercer County) and Wayne DeAngelo (D, Hamilton Township, Mercer County).[60][61] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 16th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Christopher Bateman (R, Branchburg) and in the General Assembly by Andrew Zwicker (D, South Brunswick) and Roy Freiman (D, Hillsborough Township).[62][63] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 17th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Bob Smith (D, Piscataway) and in the General Assembly by Joseph Danielsen (D, Franklin Township, Somerset County) and Joseph V. Egan (D, New Brunswick).[64][65] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 18th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Patrick J. Diegnan (D, South Plainfield) and in the General Assembly by Robert Karabinchak (D, Edison) and Nancy Pinkin (D, East Brunswick).[66][67] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 19th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joe Vitale (D, Woodbridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Craig Coughlin (D, Woodbridge Township) and Yvonne Lopez (D, Perth Amboy).[68][69] For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 22nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nicholas Scutari (D, Linden) and in the General Assembly by Linda Carter (politician) (D, Plainfield) and James J. Kennedy (D, Rahway).[70][71] Carter was appointed in May 2018 to fill the vacant seat left following the death of Jerry Green the previous month after 26 years of service.[72]

PoliticsEdit

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 455,044 registered voters in Middlesex County, of which 169,718 (37.3%) were registered as Democrats, 57,711 (12.7%) were registered as Republicans and 227,355 (50.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 260 voters registered to other parties.[73]

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.[74] 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.[75] 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%.[76] Like much of the New York City metro area, Middlesex County was one of the few parts of the country to actually swing even harder in Obama's favor in 2012 compared to 2008, even as he lost ground nationally, indicating a long-term trend toward Democratic dominance in Middlesex County.

In the 2005 Gubernatorial Election, the county went to Democrat Jon Corzine by a 56-39 margin; while in the 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Republican Chris Christie received 47% of the vote, defeating incumbent Democrat Corzine, who received around 45%.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[77]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 37.4% 122,953 58.8% 193,044 3.8% 12,560
2012 35.6% 107,310 63.1% 190,555 1.3% 3,995
2008 38.4% 123,695 60.2% 193,812 1.4% 4,367
2004 42.8% 126,492 56.3% 166,628 0.9% 2,685
2000 36.1% 93,545 59.9% 154,998 4.0% 10,306
1996 31.9% 82,433 56.2% 145,201 11.9% 30,752
1992 38.1% 108,701 45.2% 128,824 16.7% 47,746
1988 54.3% 143,422 44.4% 117,149 1.3% 3,548
1984 59.8% 160,221 39.2% 104,905 1.0% 2,727
1980 50.7% 122,354 40.3% 97,304 8.9% 21,548
1976 47.1% 113,539 51.0% 122,859 1.9% 4,466
1972 61.4% 149,033 36.4% 88,397 2.2% 5,264
1968 42.8% 96,515 45.8% 103,339 11.4% 25,676
1964 29.4% 63,370 70.1% 151,196 0.5% 1,052
1960 41.6% 83,025 58.2% 116,095 0.2% 436
1956 60.5% 100,071 39.1% 64,538 0.4% 677
1952 50.3% 73,577 48.0% 70,234 1.7% 2,413
1948 42.9% 49,810 53.0% 61,634 4.1% 4,766
1944 42.1% 45,232 56.4% 60,504 1.5% 1,642
1940 38.3% 41,709 61.6% 67,140 0.2% 164
1936 34.6% 32,959 64.7% 61,679 0.7% 702
1932 40.5% 32,673 56.9% 45,997 2.6% 2,111
1928 52.4% 38,714 47.2% 34,908 0.4% 328
1924 62.3% 34,556 29.5% 16,373 8.2% 4,553
1920 69.7% 29,334 27.6% 11,618 2.7% 1,136
1916 53.5% 11,851 45.0% 9,975 1.4% 320
1912 25.8% 4,743 44.5% 8,186 29.7% 5,470
1908 57.5% 11,270 40.7% 7,966 1.8% 359
1904 57.2% 10,117 39.6% 6,996 3.2% 569
1900 55.2% 9,347 42.5% 7,191 2.4% 399
County CPVI: D+11

SheriffsEdit

Thomas N. Acken served as the sheriff in 1891. Joseph Spicuzzo served in 2014 and was arrested for bribery.[78] Mildred S. Scott is the current sheriff.

TransportationEdit

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 and 42.66 miles (68.65 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[79]

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

The state routes are: Route 18, Route 26 (only in North Brunswick Township – 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 Township and entering New Brunswick), Route 171, Route 172 (only in New Brunswick), Route 184 and Route 440.

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

The county also includes some limited access highways and Interstates as well. Middlesex County hosts the southern end of the Middlesex Freeway (Interstate 287) which then turns into Route 440 that connects to the Outerbridge Crossing. The Garden State Parkway passes through the eastern edge of the county, which features nine interchanges and the northern start/end of the split-roadways (Express & Local Lanes). The New Jersey Turnpike carries Interstate 95 through the center of the county. The Turnpike has five interchanges in Middlesex County: Exit 12 in Carteret, Exit 11 in Woodbridge Township, Exit 10 in Edison, Exit 9 in East Brunswick and Exit 8A in Monroe Township.[80]

The NJDOT 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 Township.[81]

The Turnpike Authority planned to build Route 92, which was to start near the intersection of Ridge Road & Route 1 in South Brunswick Township 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 Township 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.[82]

Public transportationEdit

NJ Transit provides Middlesex County with frequent commuter rail service along the North Jersey Coast Line,[83] Northeast Corridor Line[84] and Raritan Valley Line.[85] 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 also provided by Amtrak. The routes that runs 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 stations. 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,[86] the MCAT shuttle system,[87] and DASH buses.[88] There are bus routes that serve all townships in the county, and studies are being conducted to create the New Brunswick Bus Rapid Transit system.

Higher educationEdit

HealthcareEdit

The county offers more than 1,900 hospital beds among five major hospitals.[94][95]

Major employersEdit

Major non-governmental employers in Middlesex County include the following, grouped by ranges of employees:[102]

MunicipalitiesEdit

 
Index map of Middlesex County municipalities (see map key index in table below)
 
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:[103] 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 Township 20 Township 47,512 17,367 22.27 0.57 21.70 2,189.6 800.4 Brookview
Dunhams Corner
East Spotswood
Fairview Knolls
Farrington Lake Heights
Gillilandtown
Halls Corner
Herberts
Jamesburg Park
Lawrence Brook Manor
Newton Heights
Orchard Heights
Patricks Corner
Paulas Corner
Tanners Corner
Washington Heights
Westons Mills
Edison Township 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 Township 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 Township 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
East Spotswood
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 Township 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 Township 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 Township 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 Outcalt
Woodbridge Township 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 parksEdit

 
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 weatherEdit

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Climate chart (explanation)
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4.2
 
 
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[104]

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 °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.[104]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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