Introduction to Middlesex, New Jersey

Middlesex, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 5 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 20 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. Middlesex has a population of 13,717.

Middlesex History

Until 1913, Middlesex was a part of the Piscataway Township. It was incorporated as a borough on April 9, 1913. It was named after Middlesex, England. George Harris was the first mayor of Middlesex.

Middlesex and nearby Attractions

  • Hungarian Heritage Center
  • Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Middlesex County Museum
  • Buccleuch Mansion
  • New Jersey Museum of Agriculture
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

Things To Do In Middlesex

Middlesex offers numerous scenic landscapes and ski resorts. It also includes sports facilities, movie theaters, amusement parks and restaurants. The Recreation Department of Middlesex organizes a number of special events throughout the year.

Middlesex Transportation

Flights are available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Middlesex Higher Education

The residents of Middlesex have opportunities for higher studies at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Raritan Valley Community College and Kean University.


Total Population 13,766
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,271
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30%
Median Earnings25+ $49,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,700
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,298


Median Family Income $96,433
% Above Poverty Level 97.4%
% Below Poverty Level 2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.8%


People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,283
Median House Value $317,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 20.4%

Middlesex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08846
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.572
Longitude -74.493

Middlesex Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.2 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 8 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 19.8 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
Bound Brook 10,607 $63,002
Dunellen 7,317 $82,474
Green Brook 7,183 $146,574
South Bound Brook 4,585 $79,813
South Plainfield 23,686 $99,931
Warren 15,729 $165,022

Middlesex Public Libraries

Middlesex Public Library
Middlesex, New Jersey
(732) 356-6602

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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