Introduction to Sayreville, New Jersey

Sayreville, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles N of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 21 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. Sayreville has a population of 40,377.

Sayreville History

Sayreville was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was first known as Roundabout, and later changed to Wood's Landing. During the 1870s, the town was renamed to Sayreville. It was named after the co-owner of Sayre & Fisher Brick Company, James R. Sayre, Jr. of Newark. On April 6, 1876, it was incorporated as a township. The Morgan Inn is one of the oldest buildings of the town and originally belonged to the Morgans, who were related to famous pirate, Captain Henry Morgan.

Sayreville and nearby Attractions

  • Capik Nature Preserve
  • Middlesex County Museum
  • East Brunswick Museum
  • Cheesequake State Park
  • Skate Park

Things To Do In Sayreville

There are many interesting things to do in Sayreville. You can visit the local parks or the nature preserve for a family day trip. The town also includes a softball complex, sports fields and a skate park. Apart from these, the Recreation Department organizes a number of events and programs on a regular basis.

Sayreville Transportation

The nearest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport.

Sayreville Higher Education

Middlesex County College provides higher education facilities.


Total Population 43,962
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 21,955
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33%
Median Earnings25+ $51,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,165
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,129


Median Family Income $91,837
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 9.1%


People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,142
Median House Value $305,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.1%
Irish 15.6%

Sayreville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Old Bridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08872
P.O. Box Zip Codes 08871
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.459
Longitude -74.361

Sayreville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.8 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 11.5 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
Distance 17.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Brunswick 48,003 $117,188
Milltown 6,974 $112,297
Old Bridge 66,272 $101,697
Piscataway 57,636 $100,323
South Amboy 8,749 $87,140
South River 16,177 $76,055
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