dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Woodbridge, New Jersey

Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. It was named in tribute to Reverend John W. Woodbridge of Newbury Massachusetts. The township is recognized as the oldest original township in New Jersey. The population substantially increased during the 1950s due to the construction of the Garden State Parkway. The town includes ten distinct sections. The environment offers Colonial charm and modern buildings. Education, health services and retail are some of the primary factors for the economy.

Woodbridge History

The township was established by the Puritans in 1664 and given a charter by King Charles II of England. James Parker, a Woodbridge resident, had been a business associate of Benjamin Franklin. In 1758 he founded and printed "The New American Magazine," which had been the first periodical of this variety published in the Colony and the second periodical of this type published in the country.

One of the earliest meetings regarding anti-slavery occurred in Woodbridge at the farm of Moses Bloomfield, a surgeon for the Continental Army. In 1859 Woodbridge was a major supplier of fine clay deposits that were utilized for producing bricks. A prominent brick making facility was located in town.

Woodbridge Activities

The Brunswick Square Mall is a popular destination for shoppers. The Louis Brown Athletic Center - Rutgers University is one of the primary sports venues in the area. Families enjoy the Keansburg Amusement Park and the Runaway Rapids Water Park. The township hosts the Multicultural Arts Festival.

Merrill Park and William Warren Park provide residents opportunities for recreation. Notable attractions in the region include the Expo Hall Great Adventure, Menlo Park Mall, the Woodbridge Mall and Parker Press Park. The Sewaren Waterfront is popular with boating enthusiasts.

Woodbridge Attractions

The Barron Arts Center is included in the National Historic Registry and exhibits a vast number of art pieces. The White Church is one of the oldest churches in the state of New Jersey and the country. The Jacob K Javits Convention Center is located in the township. Raritan Art Center and the Royal Albert Palace are notable attractions.

Woodbridge Transportation

The township is home to three train stations. Transportation is provided by the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and the Amtrak Acela. The Newark Liberty International Airport provides air flights.

Demographics

People

Total Population101,131
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+48,478
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.6%
Median Earnings25+$49,973
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,459
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,340

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,402
% Above Poverty Level93.9%
% Below Poverty Level6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation11.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,379
Median House Value$294,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49%
Italian13.1%
Irish10.4%
Polish8.4%
German6.5%
English2.7%
Hungarian2.7%
West Indian1.8%
Portuguese1.7%
African1.6%
Russian1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Slovak1%
Haitian0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Arab0.6%
Greek0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Ghanaian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
British0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
+ Show More

Woodbridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes7095
Phone Area Codes732,848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.55
Approximate Longitude-74.28

Woodbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCRANFORD
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance6.7 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
Distance10 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carteret23,966$75,079
Iselin19,411$91,190
Linden41,595$72,597
Metuchen13,791$132,344
Perth Amboy52,265$53,275
Rahway28,884$75,882

Woodbridge Public Libraries

Woodbridge Public Library
GEORGE FREDERICK PLAZA
Woodbridge, New Jersey
(732) 634-4450

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Woodbridge Public Schools

Mawbey Street Elementary School
275 Mawbey Street
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8401
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Middlesex County Voc Acad Allied Health & Biomedical Science
1 Convery Boulevard
ZIP: 7095
(732) 634-5858
High
Total Enrollment 253
Ross Street Elementary School
Ross Street
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8511
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Woodbridge High School
25 Samuel Lupo Place
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8600
High
Total Enrollment 1507
Woodbridge Middle School
525 Barron Avenue
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8690
Middle
Total Enrollment 446

Woodbridge Private Schools

Kidsport Academy
585 Main St
ZIP: 7095
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Rainbow Academy Woodbridge
458 Amboy Ave Ste 1
ZIP: 7095
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
St James School-woodbridge
341 Amboy Ave
ZIP: 7095
Elementary
Total Enrollment 273
Sources :
Additional Details
Woodbridge Colleges
Woodbridge colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Woodbridge
Additional Resources
Info for Woodbridge Government Officials


Are you an official in the Woodbridge government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.