Introduction to Jamesburg, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 5 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 30 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. As of the year 2000 census, 6,025 people lived in Jamesburg.

Jamesburg History

Jamesburg was originally inhabited by the Leni Lenape Native Americans. In the late 17th century, settlers began to arrive into the area in high volume. Reverend David Brainerd established an Indian mission, Bethel, in the area in 1746. It was formally incorporated in 1915. The community was named in honor of local business owner James Buckelew.

Jamesburg and nearby Attractions

  • Thompson Park
  • Jamesburg Historical Association
  • The Stone Museum
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Historic Allaire Village
  • Zimmerli Art Museum

Things To Do In Jamesburg

Buckelew Park is home to the historic Lakeview Mansion. The Knights of Columbus Green Acres Park, Thompson Park, Tillie Davison Park and Veterans' Park have offer various recreational opportunities. Princeton Battlefield, Kuser Farm Mansion and the Albert Einstein House are some of the historical sites located nearby.

Jamesburg Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Jamesburg Higher Education

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the College of New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College, and Princeton University are all located nearby.


Total Population 5,978
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 8.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,824
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $69,340
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 8.6%


People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,090
Median House Value $272,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 13.2%

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

Jamesburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08831
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.352
Longitude -74.44

Jamesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.9 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 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jamesburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Monroe Township (08831)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cranbury 3,781 $170,074
East Brunswick 48,426 $119,450
East Windsor 27,501 $95,701
Helmetta 2,350 $78,828
South Brunswick 44,875 $122,385
Spotswood 8,413 $93,971

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

Jamesburg Public Libraries

Jamesburg Public Library
Jamesburg, New Jersey
(732) 521-0440
Monroe Township Public Library
Jamesburg, New Jersey
(732) 521-5000
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