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.


Total Population 101,164
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 47,718
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.5%
Median Earnings25+ $50,418
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,183


Median Family Income $91,275
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 11.6%


People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,342
Median House Value $294,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.4%
Irish 10.8%

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

Woodbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 07095
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.557
Longitude -74.285

Woodbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 6.7 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
Distance 10 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carteret 23,965 $73,389
Iselin 19,146 $90,104
Linden 41,322 $73,044
Metuchen 13,765 $131,500
Perth Amboy 52,179 $49,140
Rahway 28,644 $74,115

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

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