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Overview

Introduction to Green Brook, New Jersey

Green Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 6 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 18 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town has a population of 5,654.

Green Brook History

In 1872, a tract of land was taken from Warren Township, and North Plainfield was created. In 1926, Watchung was created from parts of North Plainfield. The remaining land was renamed in Green Brook Township in 1932. The town was named after the powerful Green Brook stream that flows in the region.

Green Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Drake House Museum
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Branch Brook Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Alpine Mountain

Things To Do In Green Brook

Local museums and educational centers include the Drake House Museum, the Environmental Education Center, and the Middlesex County Museum. The town is also home to the Washington Rock State Park, which commemorates the spot where George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette watched the advance of the British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War. Other nearby parks include Colonial Park, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, and Washington Valley Park. The Albert Einstein House, Boxwood Hall, and the Israel Crane House are all nearby as well.

Green Brook Transportation

Newark International Airport is located nearby.

Green Brook Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Assumption College for Sisters, Bloomfield College and Raritan Valley Community College.

People

Total Population 7,155
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,697
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.3%
Median Earnings25+ $68,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,599
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,694

Wealth

Median Family Income $138,464
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 11%
Median Gross Rent $1,442
Median House Value $462,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 14.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Green Brook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 08812
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -74.47

Green Brook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PLAINFIELD
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station NEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance 9.4 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
Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dunellen 7,368 $82,404
Middlesex 13,831 $92,935
North Plainfield 22,156 $78,359
South Plainfield 23,871 $99,449
Warren 15,867 $164,657
Watchung 5,900 $151,542

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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