South Brunswick, New Jersey

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
Township of South Brunswick
Red Maple Farm
Location of South Brunswick within Middlesex County.
Location of South Brunswick within Middlesex County.
Census Bureau map of South Brunswick, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of South Brunswick, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°23′06″N 74°31′23″W / 40.385022°N 74.522936°W / 40.385022; -74.522936Coordinates: 40°23′06″N 74°31′23″W / 40.385022°N 74.522936°W / 40.385022; -74.522936[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMiddlesex
Earliest mentionFebruary 28, 1778
IncorporatedFebruary 21, 1798
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (Council-Manager)
 • BodyTownship Council
 • MayorCharlie Carley (acting) (D, term ends December 31, 2020)[3]
 • ManagerBernard P. Hvozdovic Jr.[4]
 • Municipal clerkBarbara Nyitrai[5]
Area
 • Total41.039 sq mi (106.290 km2)
 • Land40.648 sq mi (105.278 km2)
 • Water0.391 sq mi (1.012 km2)  0.95%
Area rank51st of 566 in state
2nd of 25 in county[1]
Elevation82 ft (25 m)
Population
 • Total43,417
 • Estimate 
(2016)
45,725
 • Rank43rd of 566 in state
8th of 25 in county[9]
 • Density1,068.1/sq mi (412.4/km2)
 • Density rank373rd of 566 in state
23rd of 25 in county[9]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP codes
08810 – Dayton[10]
08824 – Kendall Park[11]
08852 – Monmouth Junction[12]
08540 – Kingston[13]
Area code(s)609 and 732[14]
FIPS code3402368790[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID0882162[1][17]
Websitesbtnj.net

South Brunswick, New Jersey is a township of New Jersey.

History[change | change source]

South Brunswick Township was created by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798.[18] In the 18th and 19th centuries, the community was mostly agricultural.[19] It was named after the city of Braunschweig (called Brunswick in the Low German language), in the state of Lower Saxony, in Germany.[20][21]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010, South Brunswick had a total area of 41.039 square miles (106.290 km2). This included 40.648 square miles (105.278 km2) of land and 0.391 square miles (1.012 km2) of water (0.95%).[1]

Unincorporated areas in South Brunswick Township include:[22][23]

Demographics[change | change source]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 43,417 people living in South Brunswick.[7]

Transportation[change | change source]

South Brunswick hosts U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 130, Route 27, Route 32, and Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  3. 2017 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 30, 2017.
  4. Phone Directory, Township of South Brunswick. Accessed July 13, 2016.
  5. Clerk, Township of South Brunswick. Accessed July 13, 2016.
  6. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of South Brunswick, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed September 21, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 DP-1 – Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for South Brunswick township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 21, 2012.
  8. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for South Brunswick township, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed September 21, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State – County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 21, 2012.
  10. Look Up a ZIP Code for Dayton, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  11. Look Up a ZIP Code for Kendall Park, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  12. Look Up a ZIP Code for Monmouth Junction, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  13. Look Up a ZIP Code for Kingston, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  14. Area Code Lookup – NPA NXX for South Brunswick, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed September 24, 2014.
  15. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  16. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed September 21, 2012.
  17. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  18. Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606–1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 174. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  19. History, Township of South Brunswick. Accessed September 24, 2014.
  20. Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed October 7, 2015.
  21. Gannett, Henry. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, p. 223. United States Government Printing Office, 1905. Accessed October 7, 2015.
  22. Clerk, Township of South Brunswick. Accessed September 24, 2014.
  23. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of South Brunswick, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed September 21, 2012.
  24. 2014 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, as of December 15, 2014. Accessed January 12, 2015.
  25. Phone Directory, Township of South Brunswick. Accessed September 24, 2014.