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Overview

Introduction to Jamesburg, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 5 miles SW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 30 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. As of the year 2000 census, 6,025 people lived in Jamesburg.

Jamesburg History

Jamesburg was originally inhabited by the Leni Lenape Native Americans. In the late 17th century, settlers began to arrive into the area in high volume. Reverend David Brainerd established an Indian mission, Bethel, in the area in 1746. It was formally incorporated in 1915. The community was named in honor of local business owner James Buckelew.

Jamesburg and nearby Attractions

  • Thompson Park
  • Jamesburg Historical Association
  • The Stone Museum
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Historic Allaire Village
  • Zimmerli Art Museum

Things To Do In Jamesburg

Buckelew Park is home to the historic Lakeview Mansion. The Knights of Columbus Green Acres Park, Thompson Park, Tillie Davison Park and Veterans' Park have offer various recreational opportunities. Princeton Battlefield, Kuser Farm Mansion and the Albert Einstein House are some of the historical sites located nearby.

Jamesburg Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Jamesburg Higher Education

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the College of New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College, and Princeton University are all located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,001
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens8.8%
Employed Population 16+2,770
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married60.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,201
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,274

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,111
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$1,007
Median House Value$266,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.2%
Italian20.5%
Irish15.3%
German7.3%
Polish6.8%
English3.5%
Hungarian2.8%
Greek2.8%
French Except Basque2%
Arab1.6%
Russian1.6%
Egyptian1.6%
Turkish1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Belizean0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Czech0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.1%
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Jamesburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8831
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.34
Approximate Longitude-74.44

Jamesburg 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
Distance7.9 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
StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance10.3 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
Cranbury3,803$174,286
East Brunswick48,404$121,857
East Windsor27,493$97,371
Helmetta2,314$77,656
South Brunswick45,097$124,029
Spotswood8,418$100,037

Jamesburg Public Libraries

Jamesburg Public Library
229 GATZMER AVENUE
Jamesburg, New Jersey
(732) 521-0440

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Jamesburg Public Schools

Grace M. Breckwedel Middle School
13 Augusta St
ZIP: 8831
(732) 521-0303
Middle
Total Enrollment 173
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
28 Front Street
ZIP: 8831
(732) 521-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
New Jersey Training School
North State Home Ro, Po Box 500
ZIP: 8831
(732) 605-3907
High

Jamesburg Private Schools

Yeshiva Tiferes Naftoli Of Central New Jersey
3059 Englishtown Rd
ZIP: 8831
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Montessori Children's House
175 Gatzmer Ave
ZIP: 8831
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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