Introduction to Piscataway, New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 20 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The city provides commuters easy access to major highways and is part of the New York Metro area. The town is situated along the Raritan River. It's regarded as one of the oldest communities situated on the East Coast. Piscataway includes educational and research facilities due to being near Rutgers University and Robert Johnson Medical School.

In 2008 Piscataway was ranked 23rd in Money Magazine's top 100 places to live in America list. The city features an ethnically diverse population. The municipality is home to the Colgate Palmolive Technology Center and the world headquarters of Telcordia Technologies and American Standard. It includes the prominent facilities of Siemens Hearing Instruments, MCI World Com International, Johnson & Johnson Health Systems, Hapag-Lloyd and Pepsi Cola Bottling Group.

Piscataway History

The name was given by the original settlers who named the town after their prior residence along the Piscataquaua River, which forms a partial boundary between the states of New Hampshire and Maine. It was established by Quakers and Baptists. In the past, sections of Piscataway were taken to create other towns.

Piscataway Attractions

  • New Market, Randolphville, North Shelton and Fieldville are notable historic areas.
  • Piscatataway Town, the original village community, is situated in Edison Township.
  • Metlar/Bodine House Museum features prehistoric artifacts and hosts a variety of events.
  • Cornelius House/Middlesex County Museum is an historic structure and cited by the Historic American Building Survey of the Library of Congress. It features exhibits regarding the history of New Jersey.
  • Camp Kilmer is a notable location.
  • East Jersey Olde Towne Village is situated in Johnson Park. The village features numerous original, reconstructed and re-creations of historic structures.

Piscataway Activities

Johnson Park is popular for outdoor activities. Hiking enthusiasts enjoy the trails at the nearby Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Farrington Lake. Golfers enjoy the Rutgers Golf Course and other nearby courses.

Piscataway Higher Education

Piscataway is home to the Rutgers University Busch and Livingston campuses, Gibbs College and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Piscataway Campus. Drew University and Middlesex County College are nearby.

Piscataway Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8854
P.O. Box Zip Codes8855
Phone Area Codes7,32,908, 732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.51
Approximate Longitude-74.45

Piscataway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.9 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
Distance14.9 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
Distance17.5 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

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Piscataway Public Libraries

Piscataway Public Library
Piscataway, New Jersey
(732) 463-1633

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Piscataway Hospitals

University Behavioral Healthcare
(Government - State)
671 Hoes Lane West
(732) 235-5500

Piscataway Public Schools

Arbor Elementary School
1717 Lester Place
ZIP: 8854
(732) 752-8652
Total Enrollment 567
Bright Beginnings Learning Center
1660 Stelton Road
ZIP: 8854
(732) 339-9331
Total Enrollment 153
Conackamack Middle School
5205 Witherspoon Street
ZIP: 8854
(732) 699-1577
Total Enrollment 480
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
360 Stelton Road
ZIP: 8854
(732) 752-1801
Total Enrollment 537
Grandview Elementary School
130 North Randolphville Rd
ZIP: 8854
(732) 752-2501
Total Enrollment 775
Knollwood Elementary School
333 Willow Avenue
ZIP: 8854
(732) 885-1528
Total Enrollment 495
Martin Luther King Elementary School
5205 Ludlow Street
ZIP: 8854
(732) 699-1563
Total Enrollment 523
Middlesex Co Voc School Piscataway School Of Career Develop
21 Suttons Lane
ZIP: 8854
(732) 572-9494
Total Enrollment 198
Middlesex County Academy
1690 Stelton Road
ZIP: 8854
(732) 317-0300
Total Enrollment 21
Middlesex County Vocational School Piscataway
21 Suttons Lane
ZIP: 8854
(732) 985-0717
Total Enrollment 357
Nuview Academy
1 Park Avenue
ZIP: 8854
(732) 878-0070
Total Enrollment 62
Piscataway Regional Day School
1670 Stelton Rd
ZIP: 8854
(732) 985-8752
Total Enrollment 118
Piscataway Township High School
100 Behmer Road
ZIP: 8854
(732) 981-0700
Total Enrollment 2170
Quibbletown Middle School
99 Academy Street
ZIP: 8854
(732) 752-0444
Total Enrollment 577
Randolphville Elementary School
One Suttie Avenue
ZIP: 8854
(732) 699-1573
Total Enrollment 569
Raritan Valley Academy
1690 Stelton Road
ZIP: 8854
(732) 777-9860
Total Enrollment 31
Theodore Schor Middle School
243 North Randolphville Rd
ZIP: 8854
(732) 752-4457
Total Enrollment 613
Umdnj - Ctr
671 Hoes Lane
ZIP: 8854
(732) 235-4542

Piscataway Private Schools

Cclc At Piscataway
659 Hoes Ln W
ZIP: 8854
Total Enrollment 6
Kinder College
1110 Centennial Ave Ste 1
ZIP: 8854
Total Enrollment 10
Rutgers-livingston Daycare Center
49 Joyce Kilmer Ave
ZIP: 8854
Total Enrollment 5
The First Class
111 Suttons Ln
ZIP: 8854
Total Enrollment 30
Timothy Christian School
2008 Ethel Rd
ZIP: 8854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 477
Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Boys'
71 Ethel Rd W
ZIP: 8854
Total Enrollment 156
Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls School
51 Park Ave
ZIP: 8854
Total Enrollment 223
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