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Overview

Introduction to Bound Brook, New Jersey

Bound Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 7 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 22 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. It is part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area.

Bound Brook History

Bound Brook was first settled in 1681. Bound Brook was incorporated on March 24, 1869 as a town. Later on February 11, 1891, Bound Brook was reincorporated as a borough.

Bound Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Drake House Museum
  • Hungarian Heritage Center
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Buccleuch Mansion

Things To Do In Bound Brook

While staying at Bound Brook, you can visit the Bound Brook Memorial Library and the other historical sites of the town to explore its past. The town is also close to the Hungarian Heritage Museum, Bridgewater's Childrens Museum and Drake House Museum. Apart from these, Bound Brook includes a movie theater, numerous restaurants and shopping centers.

Bound Brook Transportation

International flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Bound Brook Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Raritan Valley Community College, Middlesex County College, Princeton University and Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,512
Male Share of the Population53.3%
Female Share of the Population46.7%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+5,736
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,928
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,486
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,093

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,142
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.5%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,214
Median House Value$275,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49%
Italian10.7%
German6.8%
Irish6%
Polish4.5%
English2.3%
French Except Basque1.6%
Welsh1.1%
Arab1.1%
Egyptian1%
Hungarian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Haitian0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Bound Brook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Somerset County
Standard Zip Codes8805
Phone Area Codes848,732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.56
Approximate Longitude-74.53

Bound Brook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgewater45,097$136,966
Dunellen7,355$87,599
Manville10,448$76,403
Middlesex13,811$95,721
Somerville12,207$82,321
South Bound Brook4,613$81,035

Bound Brook Public Schools

Bound Brook Elementary School
Cherry Ave
ZIP: 8805
(732) 652-7940
Primary
Total Enrollment 1267
Bound Brook High School
111 West Union Avenue
ZIP: 8805
(732) 652-7950
High
Total Enrollment 551

Bound Brook Private Schools

Green Brook Academy
151 Vosseller Ave
ZIP: 8805
Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Wee People Preschool & Kindergarten
317 Winsor St
ZIP: 8805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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