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Overview

Introduction to East Brunswick, New Jersey

East Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles W of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 24 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

East Brunswick History

This region was originally occupied by the Native American tribe of Lenape. Modern settlers arrived around 1600. The area of East Brunswick as we know it was incorporated in 1860. It began growing rapidly from the 1930s with road construction and large scale housing taking place in the area.

East Brunswick and nearby Attractions

  • Middlesex County Fairgrounds
  • Halls Corners
  • Tamarack County Golf Course
  • Jamesburg County Park Conservation Area
  • East Brunswick Museum Corporation

Things To Do In East Brunswick

The town has more than 50 acres of open spaces and parkland, which provide for a wide array of recreational activities. The parks have facilities for playing basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer and roller skating. Furthermore, one can visit the lakes, nature trails and rivers where to indulge in fishing, swimming and boating.

East Brunswick Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

East Brunswick Higher Education

The Middlesex County College is the local institution for higher education.

People

Total Population 48,426
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 23,747
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.2%
Median Earnings25+ $58,123
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,949
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,512

Wealth

Median Family Income $119,450
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 12%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,316
Median House Value $377,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 10.1%

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

East Brunswick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Old Bridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08816
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.427
Longitude -74.416

East 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 NEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance 2.8 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
Station FREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance 11.7 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 NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 21.2 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
Helmetta 2,350 $78,828
Milltown 6,989 $115,331
Old Bridge 66,594 $100,627
Sayreville 44,051 $91,138
South River 16,274 $75,388
Spotswood 8,413 $93,971

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

East Brunswick Public Libraries

Library
East Brunswick Public Library
2 JEAN WALLING CIVIC CENTER
East Brunswick, New Jersey
(732) 390-6950
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EAST BRUNSWICK HIGH
380 CRANBURY ROAD
732-613-6904
Serves 2,104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

MDSEX CTY V0C E BRUNSWICK
112 RUES LANE
732-254-8700
A Vocational School
Serves 641 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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