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Overview

Introduction to Middlesex, New Jersey

Middlesex, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 5 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 20 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. Middlesex has a population of 13,717.

Middlesex History

Until 1913, Middlesex was a part of the Piscataway Township. It was incorporated as a borough on April 9, 1913. It was named after Middlesex, England. George Harris was the first mayor of Middlesex.

Middlesex and nearby Attractions

  • Hungarian Heritage Center
  • Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Middlesex County Museum
  • Buccleuch Mansion
  • New Jersey Museum of Agriculture
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

Things To Do In Middlesex

Middlesex offers numerous scenic landscapes and ski resorts. It also includes sports facilities, movie theaters, amusement parks and restaurants. The Recreation Department of Middlesex organizes a number of special events throughout the year.

Middlesex Transportation

Flights are available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Middlesex Higher Education

The residents of Middlesex have opportunities for higher studies at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Raritan Valley Community College and Kean University.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,811
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+7,020
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$43,914
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,390

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,721
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,295
Median House Value$302,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.7%
Italian19.6%
Irish17.7%
Polish9.7%
English3.5%
Hungarian3.3%
West Indian2.4%
Russian2.1%
Jamaican1.4%
Portuguese1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Danishn1%
Scottish1%
Greek1%
Norwegian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Slovak0.8%
Guyanese0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
African0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
British0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Middlesex Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8846
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-74.5

Middlesex 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
Distance5.2 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
Distance8 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
Distance19.8 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
Bound Brook10,512$69,142
Dunellen7,355$87,599
Green Brook7,141$141,127
South Bound Brook4,613$81,035
South Plainfield23,963$103,365
Warren15,966$168,056

Middlesex Public Libraries

Middlesex Public Library
1300 MOUNTAIN AVENUE
Middlesex, New Jersey
(732) 356-6602

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Middlesex Public Schools

Hazelwood Elementary School
800 Hazelwood Avenue
ZIP: 8846
(732) 317-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 201
Middlesex High School
300 John F. Kennedy Drive
ZIP: 8846
(732) 317-6000
High
Total Enrollment 648
Parker Elementary School
South Lincoln Avenue
ZIP: 8846
(732) 317-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Von E Mauger Middle School
Fisher Avenue
ZIP: 8846
(732) 317-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 816
Watchung Elementary School
Fisher Avenue
ZIP: 8846
(732) 317-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 199

Middlesex Private Schools

Alphabet Kidz
205 Union Ave
ZIP: 8846
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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