Introduction to Bound Brook, New Jersey

Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 7 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 22 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area, Bound Brook is home to some 10,155 residents.

Bound Brook History

Bound Brook was first settled in 1681. Bound Brook was incorporated on March 24, 1869 as a town. Later on February 11, 1891, Bound Brook was reincorporated as a borough.

Bound Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Drake House Museum
  • Hungarian Heritage Center
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Buccleuch Mansion

Things To Do In Bound Brook

While staying at Bound Brook, you can visit the Bound Brook Memorial Library and the other historical sites of the town to explore its past. The town is also close to the Hungarian Heritage Museum, Bridgewater's Childrens Museum and Drake House Museum. Apart from these, Bound Brook includes a movie theater, numerous restaurants and shopping centers.

Bound Brook Transportation

International flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Bound Brook Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Raritan Valley Community College, Middlesex County College, Princeton University and Rutgers University - New Brunswick.


Total Population 10,607
Male Share of the Population 54%
Female Share of the Population 46%
Senior Citizens 8.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,899
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,148
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,949


Median Family Income $63,002
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%


People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,194
Median House Value $283,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 5.2%

Bound Brook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 08805
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.568
Longitude -74.538

Bound Brook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridgewater 44,855 $131,991
Dunellen 7,317 $82,474
Manville 10,426 $74,892
Middlesex 13,766 $96,433
Somerville 12,175 $85,085
South Bound Brook 4,585 $79,813

Bound Brook Public Libraries

Bound Brook Memorial Library
Bound Brook, New Jersey
(732) 356-0043
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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