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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.

People

Total Population 19,146
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,109
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 62.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,551
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,112
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,685

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,104
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 15.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,528
Median House Value $293,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.4%
Irish 8.3%

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

Iselin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Woodbridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08830
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.575
Longitude -74.322

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)

Station PLAINFIELD
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station NEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance 9.5 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 NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 11.5 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
Carteret 23,965 $73,389
Clark 15,144 $109,635
Metuchen 13,765 $131,500
Rahway 28,644 $74,115
South Plainfield 23,871 $99,449
Woodbridge 101,164 $91,275

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

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