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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.

People

Total Population 13,831
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,286
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.1%
Median Earnings25+ $45,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,295

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,935
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,314
Median House Value $303,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 19.4%

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

Middlesex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 08846
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.572
Longitude -74.493

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)

Station PLAINFIELD
Distance 5.2 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 8 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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bound Brook 10,515 $64,223
Dunellen 7,368 $82,404
Green Brook 7,155 $138,464
South Bound Brook 4,612 $78,138
South Plainfield 23,871 $99,449
Warren 15,867 $164,657

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

Middlesex Public Libraries

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

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300 KENNEDY DR
732-968-0202
Serves 632 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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