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Overview

Introduction to South Brunswick, New Jersey

South Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles W of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 30 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

South Brunswick History

South Brunswick was formally incorporated on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey's initial group of townships. It started out as a rural agricultural township due to the fertile soils and the favorable environmental conditions. Gradually, new transportation routes were constructed, and in 1804, the Straight Turnpike was built. This hastened the commercial and residential growth and development of the region. The impact of American industrial technology has led to an extensive transformation of the town of South Brunswick.

South Brunswick and nearby Attractions

  • Cranbury Museum
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery
  • Rossmoor Golf Course
  • Ellis Island
  • Menlo Park Mall

Things To Do In South Brunswick

Travelers to South Brunswick can pay a visit to the Cranbury Museum, which boasts of original architectural elements from the 18th and 19th century. The nearby historical buildings of Ellis Island are a popular tourist haunt. The Menlo Park Mall has many stores and restaurants that are very popular.

South Brunswick Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

South Brunswick Higher Education

Rutgers University is the local university.

People

Total Population 44,875
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 22,458
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 60.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,385
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,454
Median House Value $395,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 8.6%

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

South Brunswick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Old Bridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08810
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.37
Longitude -74.51

South Brunswick 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 HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 7.7 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
Station FREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance 14.2 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
Station LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cranbury 3,781 $170,074
East Windsor 27,501 $95,701
Helmetta 2,350 $78,828
Jamesburg 5,978 $69,340
North Brunswick 42,268 $92,867
Plainsboro 23,420 $116,353

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

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