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Overview

Introduction to Iselin, New Jersey

Iselin, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NW of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. There are an estimated 16,698 people in Iselin.

Iselin History

Iselin is an unincorporated area within the Woodbridge Township of New Jersey. The community was named after philanthropist Adrian G. Iselin. The town has a vibrant downtown area with a distinctive South Asian culture. There were many Italian and German immigrants who settled in Iselin. But in the last few years, Indian influence has been so strong that one will find numerous shops selling Indian food, jewelry, clothing, music, and other goods. In fact, Iselin is now often referred to as "Little India."

Iselin and nearby Attractions

  • Edison Memorial Tower
  • Drake House Museum
  • Trinity Church
  • Metuchen Art Works
  • Kennedy Park
  • Colonia Country Club

Things To Do In Iselin

Iselin has a number of museums and historical sites nearby. These include the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Liberty Hall and the Buccleuch Mansion. One can also visit the Conference House which is a stone manor built in the 17th century. The Drake House Museum is another historic monument that was once George Washington's headquarters.

Iselin Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Iselin Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Iselin include the Union County College, Kean University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Cuny College of Staten Island, and Middlesex County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,411
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+8,965
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married62.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.2%
Median Earnings25+$52,633
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,994
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,723

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,190
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation15.5%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,618
Median House Value$289,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.8%
Italian9.6%
Irish7.7%
German6.3%
Polish4.3%
English3.3%
West Indian1.7%
Hungarian1.1%
Brazilian1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Scottish0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Slovak0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.4%
US/American0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
British0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Maltese0.1%
African0.1%
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Iselin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8830
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-74.31

Iselin 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
Distance4.4 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
Distance9.5 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
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance11.5 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
Carteret23,966$75,079
Clark15,279$112,321
Metuchen13,791$132,344
Rahway28,884$75,882
South Plainfield23,963$103,365
Woodbridge101,131$92,402

Iselin Public Schools

Indiana Avenue Elementary School
Indiana Avenue
ZIP: 8830
(732) 602-8518
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Iselin Middle School
900 Woodruff Street
ZIP: 8830
(732) 602-8450
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
James Monroe Elementary School
45 Wilus Way
ZIP: 8830
(848) 229-4716
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
John F. Kennedy High School
200 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 8830
(732) 602-8650
High
Total Enrollment 1344
Kennedy Park Elementary School
Goodrich Avenue
ZIP: 8830
(732) 602-8424
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Robert Mascenick Elementary School
300 Benjamin Avenue
ZIP: 8830
(732) 602-8526
Primary
Total Enrollment 292

Iselin Private Schools

St Cecelia School
45 Wilus Way
ZIP: 8830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
The Goddard School Of Woodbridge
400 Gill Ln
ZIP: 8830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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