Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Middlesex County, New Jersey
County
County of Middlesex
Bishop House, New Brunswick, NJ - campus gate.jpg
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, the flagship of public higher education in New Jersey
Nickname(s): The Greatest County in the Land[1]
Map of New Jersey highlighting Middlesex County
Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location within the U.S.
40°26′N 74°25′W / 40.44°N 74.41°W / 40.44; -74.41Coordinates: 40°26′N 74°25′W / 40.44°N 74.41°W / 40.44; -74.41
Founded1683
Named forHistoric English county of Middlesex
Government
• Freeholder director

Ronald G. Rios (D, term ends December 31, 2017)
SeatNew Brunswick
Largest cityEdison (population)
Monroe Township (area)
Area
 • Total322.83 sq mi (836 km2)
 • Land308.91 sq mi (800 km2)
 • Water13.91 sq mi (36 km2), 4.31%
Population
 • (2010)809,858
842,798 (2017 est.; 2nd in state)
 • Density2,722/sq mi (1,051.0/km2)
Congressional districts6th, 12th
Websitewww.co.middlesex.nj.us

Middlesex County is one of 21 counties of New Jersey. Middlesex is part of the New York metropolitan area, and its county seat is New Brunswick.[2]

Higher education[change | change source]

Municipalities[change | change source]

Index map of Middlesex County municipalities (click to see index key)
1947 road map

Municipalities in Middlesex County (with 2010 Census data for population, housing units and area in square miles) are:[8]

Municipality Municipal
type
Population Housing
units
Total
area
Water
area
Land
area
Pop.
density
Housing
density
Carteret Borough 22,844 8,148 5.00 0.58 4.42 5,171.1 1,844.4
Cranbury Township Township 3,857 1,371 13.40 0.15 13.25 291.2 103.5
Dunellen Borough 7,227 2,683 1.05 0.00 1.05 6,894.8 2,559.7
East Brunswick Township Township 47,512 17,367 22.27 0.57 21.70 2,189.6 800.4
Edison Township Township 99,967 36,302 30.64 0.70 29.94 3,339.0 1,212.5
Helmetta Borough 2,178 920 0.91 0.06 0.85 2,562.9 1,082.6
Highland Park Borough 13,982 6,203 1.82 0.01 1.81 7,728.1 3,428.5
Jamesburg Borough 5,915 2,267 0.88 0.01 0.88 6,741.8 2,583.9
Metuchen Borough 13,574 5,440 2.77 0.00 2.76 4,910.4 1,967.9
Middlesex Borough 13,635 5,148 3.54 0.02 3.52 3,876.2 1,463.5
Milltown Borough 6,893 2,698 1.60 0.04 1.55 4,443.0 1,739.0
Monroe Township Township 39,132 18,002 42.23 0.26 41.97 932.3 428.9
New Brunswick City 55,181 15,053 5.79 0.56 5.23 10,556.4 2,879.7
North Brunswick Township Township 40,742 15,045 12.27 0.27 12.00 3,396.2 1,254.1
Old Bridge Township Township 65,375 24,638 40.78 2.72 38.06 1,717.7 647.3
Perth Amboy City 50,814 16,556 5.96 1.26 4.70 10,806.8 3,521.0
Piscataway Township Township 56,044 17,777 19.03 0.19 18.83 2,975.5 943.8
Plainsboro Township Township 22,999 10,089 12.21 0.42 11.78 1,951.6 856.1
Sayreville Borough 42,704 16,393 18.70 2.86 15.84 2,695.7 1,034.8
South Amboy City 8,631 3,576 2.69 1.15 1.55 5,577.1 2,310.7
South Brunswick Township Township 43,417 15,708 41.04 0.39 40.65 1,068.1 386.4
South Plainfield Borough 23,385 8,093 8.36 0.03 8.33 2,808.5 971.9
South River Borough 16,008 5,957 2.92 0.15 2.77 5,781.4 2,151.4
Spotswood Borough 8,257 3,242 2.47 0.20 2.27 3,642.2 1,430.1
Woodbridge Township Township 99,585 36,124 24.51 1.29 23.21 4,290.0 1,556.2

References[change | change source]

  1. Middlesex County The Greatest County in the Land Archived 2016-10-28 at the Wayback Machine, County of Middlesex, New Jersey. Accessed October 27, 2016.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Locations, Middlesex County College. Accessed September 17, 2015.
  4. One Community, Five Campuses, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Accessed September 17, 2015.
  5. Locations and Directions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Accessed September 17, 2015.
  6. Forrestal Campus, Princeton University. Accessed July 23, 2008.
  7. North Brunswick Campus, DeVry University. Accessed September 17, 2015.
  8. GCT-PH1: Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 19, 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]