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Overview

Introduction to South Brunswick, New Jersey

South Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles W of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 30 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area.

South Brunswick History

South Brunswick was formally incorporated on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey's initial group of townships. It started out as a rural agricultural township due to the fertile soils and the favorable environmental conditions. Gradually, new transportation routes were constructed, and in 1804, the Straight Turnpike was built. This hastened the commercial and residential growth and development of the region. The impact of American industrial technology has led to an extensive transformation of the town of South Brunswick.

South Brunswick and nearby Attractions

  • Cranbury Museum
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery
  • Rossmoor Golf Course
  • Ellis Island
  • Menlo Park Mall

Things To Do In South Brunswick

Travelers to South Brunswick can pay a visit to the Cranbury Museum, which boasts of original architectural elements from the 18th and 19th century. The nearby historical buildings of Ellis Island are a popular tourist haunt. The Menlo Park Mall has many stores and restaurants that are very popular.

South Brunswick Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

South Brunswick Higher Education

Rutgers University is the local university.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,097
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+22,351
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married61.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher60.9%
Median Earnings25+$67,542
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,369

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,029
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation9.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,475
Median House Value$399,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.9%
Italian9.9%
Irish8%
German6.6%
Polish3.6%
English2.5%
Arab2.2%
Russian2%
Hungarian1.9%
Egyptian1.2%
West Indian0.9%
Lebanese0.7%
African0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
South African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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South Brunswick Almanac

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South Brunswick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance7.7 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
Distance14.2 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
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cranbury3,803$174,286
East Windsor27,493$97,371
Helmetta2,314$77,656
Jamesburg6,001$71,111
North Brunswick42,392$95,333
Plainsboro23,398$113,588
Sources :
Study Online in South Brunswick
Additional Resources
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