Introduction to Edison, New Jersey

Edison is bordered to the south by the Raritan River in Middlesex County. It was placed at the 28th position for the most livable small city in the country by Money Magazine. It's recognized as a middle class and upper middle class city which includes a large number of ethnic neighborhoods.

Edison serves as a major transportation center for the distribution of goods due to the large network of highways traversing through the town which lead to numerous large cities. It's also a major center for rail transportation. Raritan Center is one of the biggest industrial parks east of the Mississippi River.


The municipality was originally included in the Woodbridge Township and the Piscataway Township during the late 17th century. In 1954 the city was renamed in tribute to the well known inventor Thomas Edison. In 1876 Thomas Edison created the nearby Menlo Park Laboratory. During this time he developed some of his well known inventions including the phonograph as well as an incandescent light bulb filament.

The population experienced significant growth during the second portion of the 19th century primarily due to the attractive rural setting which became easier to access with the arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad. During the late 1800's a large number of residents commuted to their jobs in New York and areas of New Jersey.


Edison is served by the Newark International Airport. Edison Station provides train service to New York City and Trenton.

Higher Education

Edison is home to Middlesex County College.


  • Inman Sports Club
  • Menlo Park Mall
  • Oak Tree Pond was a battle ground site during the American Revolutionary War
  • Roosevelt Park
  • The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum features a large number of his inventions such as light bulbs and a Light-O-Matic Radio
  • Edison Fall Family Spectacular Music Festival
  • Ash Brook Reservation
  • Nearby Farrington Lake offers noteworthy hiking trails
  • The Cheesequake State Park Campground includes scenic wooded areas

Edison Almanac

CountyMiddlesex County
Standard Zip Codes08817, 08899, 08820, 08837
P.O. Box Zip Codes8818
Phone Area Codes73,28,48,908, 732, 84, 89
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.51
Approximate Longitude-74.39

Edison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.8 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
Distance14.2 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
Distance16.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Edison Public Libraries

Edison Township Free Public Library
Edison, New Jersey
(732) 287-2298

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Edison Hospitals

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Medical Center
65 James Street
(732) 321-7000
Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Rehabilitation Institute
65 James Street
(732) 321-7051

Edison Public Schools

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
2485 Woodbridge Avenue
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5300
Total Enrollment 602
Edison Early Learning Center
10 Boulevard Of The Eagles
ZIP: 8817
(732) 452-2804
Total Enrollment 71
Edison High School
50 Boulevard Of The Eagles
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5200
Total Enrollment 1908
John Marshall Elementary School
15 Cornell Street
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5370
Total Enrollment 600
Lincoln Elementary School
53 Brookville Road
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5270
Total Enrollment 702
Lindeneau Elementary School
50 Blossom Street
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5320
Total Enrollment 427
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
450 Division Street
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5290
Total Enrollment 743
Washington Elementary School
153 Winthrop Road
ZIP: 8817
(732) 650-5280
Total Enrollment 612
Franklin D Roosevelt School
838 New Dover Rd
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2939
Total Enrollment 95
James Madison Intermediate School
838 New Dover Road
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2960
Total Enrollment 593
James Madison Primary School
840 New Dover Road
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2990
Total Enrollment 569
John Adams Middle School
1081 New Dover Road
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2920
Total Enrollment 882
John P. Stevens High School
855 Grove Avenue
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2800
Total Enrollment 2170
Martin Luther King Elementary School
285 Tingley Lane
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2980
Total Enrollment 630
Menlo Park Elementary School
155 Monroe Avenue
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2910
Total Enrollment 820
Woodbrook Elementary School
15 Robin Road
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2901
Total Enrollment 974
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
ZIP: 8820
(732) 452-2870
Total Enrollment 990
Herbert Hoover Middle School
174 Jackson Avenue
ZIP: 8837
(732) 452-2940
Total Enrollment 837
Middlesex County Voc Academy Math Science &engineering Techn
100 Technology Drive
ZIP: 8837
(732) 452-2600
Total Enrollment 167

Edison Private Schools

Apple Montessori School
2825 Woodbridge Ave
ZIP: 8817
Total Enrollment 51
Little Flower Montessori School
6 Kilmer Rd Ste O
ZIP: 8817
Total Enrollment 100
New Friends Childcare & Preschool
2027 Woodbridge Ave
ZIP: 8817
Total Enrollment 8
Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva
1 Plainfield Ave
ZIP: 8817
Total Enrollment 92
Yeshivat Netivot Montessori
91 Jefferson Blvd
ZIP: 8817
Total Enrollment 55
Bishop George Ahr High School
1 Tingley Ln
ZIP: 8820
Total Enrollment 886
Keith Wold Johnson Child Center
2050 Oak Tree Rd
ZIP: 8820
Total Enrollment 15
Little Treasures Learning Center
2177 Oak Tree Rd Ste 100
ZIP: 8820
Total Enrollment 106
Plaza Child Care
4 Progress St Ste A3 Tcm Plz
ZIP: 8820
Total Enrollment 13
St Helena School
930 Grove Ave
ZIP: 8820
Total Enrollment 239
Wardlaw-hartridge School
1295 Inman Ave
ZIP: 8820
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 417
You & Me School
2050 Oak Tree Rd
ZIP: 8820
Total Enrollment 3
Helping Hand Nursery School
1059 Amboy Ave
ZIP: 8837
Total Enrollment 7
John Kenney Child Care Center Heller Park
211 Mill Rd
ZIP: 8837
Total Enrollment 16
Lakeview School
10 Oak Dr
ZIP: 8837
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 157
Peppermint Tree Child Care Center
165 Fieldcrest Ave
ZIP: 8837
Total Enrollment 22
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