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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,404
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+24,076
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married59.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.4%
Median Earnings25+$58,272
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,038
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,439

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,857
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,386
Median House Value$379,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
Italian11.5%
Irish9.7%
Polish8.3%
Arab6.9%
German6.7%
Egyptian6%
Russian4.7%
English3%
Hungarian1.8%
Ukrainian1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Greek0.9%
West Indian0.9%
African0.8%
Guyanese0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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East Brunswick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8816
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.42
Approximate Longitude-74.41

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)

StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance2.8 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
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Helmetta2,314$77,656
Milltown7,016$120,011
Old Bridge66,573$101,597
Sayreville44,260$89,732
South River16,305$79,460
Spotswood8,418$100,037

East Brunswick Public Libraries

East Brunswick Public Library
2 JEAN WALLING CIVIC CENTER
East Brunswick, New Jersey
(732) 390-6950

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East Brunswick Public Schools

Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
112 Rues Lane, P O Box 1070
ZIP: 8816
(732) 254-8700
High
Total Enrollment 384
Central Elementary School
371 Cranbury Road
ZIP: 8816
(732) 613-6820
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Hatikvah International Charter School
7 Lexington Avenue
ZIP: 8816
(732) 254-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Frost Elementary School
65 Frost Avenue
ZIP: 8816
(732) 613-6850
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Irwin Elementary School
71 Racetrack Road
ZIP: 8816
(732) 613-6840
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Warnsdorfer Elementary School
9 Hardenburg Lane
ZIP: 8816
(732) 613-6880
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Middlesex Co Voc School East Bruns. School Of Career Develop
112 Rues Lane, Po Box 1070
ZIP: 8816
(732) 257-7715
High
Total Enrollment 266

East Brunswick Private Schools

Solomon Schechter Day School Of Raritan Valley
511 Ryders Ln
ZIP: 8816
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
Children's Choice
46 W Ferris St
ZIP: 8816
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Cornerstone Christian School
100 Hardenburg Ln
ZIP: 8816
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
Unitarian Montessori School
176 Tices Ln
ZIP: 8816
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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