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Overview

Introduction to Green Brook, New Jersey

Green Brook, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 6 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 18 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey.

Green Brook History

In 1872, a tract of land was taken from Warren Township, and North Plainfield was created. In 1926, Watchung was created from parts of North Plainfield. The remaining land was renamed in Green Brook Township in 1932. The town was named after the powerful Green Brook stream that flows in the region.

Green Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Drake House Museum
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Branch Brook Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Alpine Mountain

Things To Do In Green Brook

Local museums and educational centers include the Drake House Museum, the Environmental Education Center, and the Middlesex County Museum. The town is also home to the Washington Rock State Park, which commemorates the spot where George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette watched the advance of the British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War. Other nearby parks include Colonial Park, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, and Washington Valley Park. The Albert Einstein House, Boxwood Hall, and the Israel Crane House are all nearby as well.

Green Brook Transportation

Newark International Airport is located nearby.

Green Brook Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Assumption College for Sisters, Bloomfield College and Raritan Valley Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,141
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+3,821
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.7%
Median Earnings25+$73,085
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,358
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,452

Wealth

Median Family Income$141,127
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone12.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,413
Median House Value$433,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.7%
Italian18.7%
Irish13%
German8.9%
Polish7.2%
English5%
Romanian2.4%
French Except Basque1.7%
Hungarian1.3%
Guyanese1.3%
Greek1.2%
Russian1.1%
Portuguese1%
Israeli1%
Dutch0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
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Green Brook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8812
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.6
Approximate Longitude-74.48

Green 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)

StationPLAINFIELD
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance9.4 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
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dunellen7,355$87,599
Middlesex13,811$95,721
North Plainfield22,106$86,149
South Plainfield23,963$103,365
Warren15,966$168,056
Watchung5,944$153,531

Green Brook Public Schools

Green Brook Middle School
132 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 8812
(732) 968-1051
Middle
Total Enrollment 439
Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School
105 Andrew St
ZIP: 8812
(732) 968-1052
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
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