Iselin, New Jersey

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Iselin, New Jersey

Introduction to Iselin, New Jersey

Iselin, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NW of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. There are an estimated 16,698 people in Iselin.

Iselin History

Iselin is an unincorporated area within the Woodbridge Township of New Jersey. The community was named after philanthropist Adrian G. Iselin. The town has a vibrant downtown area with a distinctive South Asian culture. There were many Italian and German immigrants who settled in Iselin. But in the last few years, Indian influence has been so strong that one will find numerous shops selling Indian food, jewelry, clothing, music, and other goods. In fact, Iselin is now often referred to as "Little India."

Iselin and nearby Attractions

  • Edison Memorial Tower
  • Drake House Museum
  • Trinity Church
  • Metuchen Art Works
  • Kennedy Park
  • Colonia Country Club

Things To Do In Iselin

Iselin has a number of museums and historical sites nearby. These include the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Liberty Hall and the Buccleuch Mansion. One can also visit the Conference House which is a stone manor built in the 17th century. The Drake House Museum is another historic monument that was once George Washington's headquarters.

Iselin Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Iselin Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Iselin include the Union County College, Kean University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Cuny College of Staten Island, and Middlesex County College.

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High Points

Iselin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Iselin Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Iselin Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 13% Iselin Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 16% Iselin Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Iselin People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Iselin Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Iselin Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Iselin, New Jersey

Comparing Iselin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 9 6
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Housing Recently Built 4 6
People Living Alone 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Iselin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Woodbridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08830
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.575
Longitude -74.322

Iselin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 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
Distance 9.5 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 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
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Iselin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,698 100%
Male 8,214 49.2%
Female 8,484 50.8%
Under 18 3,642 21.8%
18+ 13,056 78.2%
65+ 2,337 14%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.24
White 10,796 64.7%
African-American 1,006 6%
Asian 4,201 25.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.1%
Other 292 1.7%
Mixed Race 381 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 914 5.5%

Iselin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.9%
Italian 16.3%
Irish 12.3%
Polish 7.7%
German 6.5%
English 2.1%
US/American 2%
Hungarian 1.9%
Russian 1.8%
Ukrainian 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Slovak 1.2%
Portuguese 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Haitian 0.4%
Guyanese 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Nigerian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
African 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
British 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Iselin 16,698 $71,913
Carteret 20,709 $54,609
Clark 14,597 $77,291
Metuchen 12,840 $85,022
Rahway 26,500 $61,931
South Plainfield 21,810 $72,745
Woodbridge 97,203 $68,492
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