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Overview

Introduction to Branchburg, New Jersey

Branchburg, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 12 miles W of Edison, New Jersey and 28 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

Branchburg History

The original inhabitants of this area were the Raritan Native Americans. The Lord's Proprietors from East Jersey purchased most of the land from the natives by 1686. Branchburg was initially a part of the Bridgewater Township that was formed in 1749. It was incorporated as an independent township in 1741.

Branchburg and nearby Attractions

  • Northlandz
  • North Branch Park
  • Round Valley Recreation Area
  • Duke Island Park
  • U.S Bicycling Hall of Fame
  • Duke Island

Things To Do In Branchburg

Branchburg is a picturesque town which has facilities for a wide range of activities. The Lamington and Raritan Rivers are popular spots where one can go swimming, boating and fishing or simply relax by the banks. The nearby parks offer opportunities for a variety of activities.

Branchburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark International Airport.

Branchburg Higher Education

Branchburg is also known as a college town because of the presence of the very large Raritan Valley Community College. One can also opt for Drew University or the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,665
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+7,861
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.1%
Median Earnings25+$65,107
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,811

Wealth

Median Family Income$139,340
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,298
Median House Value$447,100

Ancestry

Italian22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.8%
Irish14.7%
German14.2%
Polish9.1%
English4.6%
Hungarian2.7%
Ukrainian2.2%
Russian2.1%
African1.7%
Greek1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Nigerian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Austrian1.2%
Portuguese1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Danishn1%
US/American0.9%
Bulgarian0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Arab0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Branchburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Somerset County
Standard Zip Codes8876, 8853
Phone Area Codes732,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-74.61

Branchburg 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
Distance4.6 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
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance12.3 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
StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgewater45,097$136,966
Manville10,448$76,403
Millstone10,521$154,432
Raritan22,026$138,672
Readington15,922$154,660
Somerville12,207$82,321

Branchburg Public Schools

Branchburg Central Middle School
220 Baird Road
ZIP: 8876
(908) 526-1415
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
Stony Brook School
136 Cedar Grove Rd
ZIP: 8876
(908) 722-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 350

Branchburg Private Schools

Apples & Books Bugs & Sticks Ii
1941 Holland Brook Rd W
ZIP: 8876
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Apples & Books Learning Center
1036 Us Highway 202 S
ZIP: 8876
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kangaroo Kids Childcare & Learning Center
1047 State Route 28
ZIP: 8876
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Kindercare Learning Center
212 Raritan Valley College Dr
ZIP: 8876
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
The Goddard School
3322 Us Highway 22 Ste 301
ZIP: 8876
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
The Midland School
94 Readington Rd
ZIP: 8876
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 191
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