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Overview

Introduction to Milltown, New Jersey

Milltown, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles SW of Piscataway, New Jersey (center to center) and 24 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey.

Milltown History

Milltown was settled in 1812, when Jacob Bergen constructed a grist mill near Lawrence Brook. The mill provided support to farmers in the area, which was known as "Bergen's Mill" at that time. Industrial development was introduced by the Meyer Rubber Company which was established in 1843. Meyer's home and the factory were damaged by fire in 1845, which was around the same time that the community came to be known as "Milltown." In the late 1840s a number of Germans immigrated including, Phillip Kuhlthau who later emerged as a leader of the German immigrants. Gradually, railroads and schools were built, and Milltown was incorporated on January 29th, 1889. Electric service arrived several years later in 1904.

Milltown and Nearby Attractions

  • Eureka Fire Museum
  • Princeton Battlefield
  • Cheesequake State Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Milltown

Milltown is home to the Eureka Fire Museum. Various artifacts of historical importance are on display in the nearby East Brunswick Museum, the Stone Museum, the Middlesex County Museum, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, and the Hungarian Heritage Center. Buccleuch Mansion, an 18th century colonial estate, and Conference House, a 17th century stone manor, are among the historical sites within 10 miles of Milltown. Activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing can be enjoyed at the Washington Valley Park. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and Staten Island Zoo are other popular destinations in the area.

Milltown Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

Milltown Higher Education

Colleges near Milltown include Middlesex County College, Rutgers University, Devry Institute, and Princeton University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,016
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+3,497
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married62.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.3%
Median Earnings25+$59,126
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$52,556

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,011
% Above Poverty Level92.2%
% Below Poverty Level7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone17.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,211
Median House Value$347,500

Ancestry

Italian26.1%
German23.9%
Irish20.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Polish14.4%
English5.9%
Hungarian5.5%
French Except Basque4.1%
Egyptian3.2%
Arab3.2%
Russian2%
Dutch1.6%
Slovak1.6%
Czech1.5%
Welsh1.3%
West Indian1%
Scottish0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Belizean0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
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Milltown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8850
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.45
Approximate Longitude-74.43

Milltown 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
Distance0.9 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
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance14 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
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance21.1 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
East Brunswick48,404$121,857
Highland Park14,245$85,519
New Brunswick56,427$37,455
North Brunswick42,392$95,333
Piscataway57,432$101,425
South River16,305$79,460

Milltown Public Libraries

Milltown Public Library
20 W. CHURCH STREET
Milltown, New Jersey
(732) 247-2270

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Milltown Public Schools

Joyce Kilmer School
21 West Church Street
ZIP: 8850
(732) 214-2370
Middle
Total Enrollment 370
Parkview School
80 Violet Terrace
ZIP: 8850
(732) 214-2360
Primary
Total Enrollment 314

Milltown Private Schools

Good Day Preschool & Kindergarten
7 W Lakewood Ave
ZIP: 8850
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
44 Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 8850
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
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