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Middlesex

History

The borough is located at 40�34?29?N 74�29?54?W / 40.574627�N 74.498259�W / 40.574627; -74.498259 (40.574627,-74.498259). According to the United States Census Bureau, Middlesex borough had a total area of 3.540 square miles (9.169 km2), of which, 3.518 square miles (9.111 km2) of it is land and 0.022 square miles (0.058 km2) of it (0.63%) is water.

Middlesex is in the central division of the Raritan Valley (a line of cities in central New Jersey), along with Dunellen, Bound Brook, and South Bound Brook.

Overview

Middlesex is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 13,635 reflecting a decline of 82 (-0.6%) from the 13,717 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 662 (+5.1%) from the 13,055 counted in the 1990 Census.

Middlesex was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1913, from portions of Piscataway Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 6, 1913.

Geography

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,635 people, 4,984 households, and 3,633 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,876.2 per square mile (1,496.6 /km2). There were 5,148 housing units at an average density of 1,463.5 per square mile (565.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 81.24% (11,077) White, 5.13% (699) Black or African American, 0.18% (24) Native American, 6.00% (818) Asian, 0.07% (10) Pacific Islander, 5.37% (732) from other races, and 2.02% (275) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 16.47% (2,246) of the population.

There were 4,984 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the borough, 22.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $80,338 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,790) and the median family income was $93,817 (+/- $13,746). Males had a median income of $55,248 (+/- $7,439) versus $46,447 (+/- $5,086) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,607 (+/- $3,321). About 0.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 13,717 people, 5,048 households, and 3,740 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,921.1 people per square mile (1,513.2/km2). There were 5,130 housing units at an average density of 1,466.5 per square mile (565.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.26% White, 3.36% African American, 0.13% Native American, 4.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.00% of the population.

Demographics

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,635 people, 4,984 households, and 3,633 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,876.2 per square mile (1,496.6 /km2). There were 5,148 housing units at an average density of 1,463.5 per square mile (565.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 81.24% (11,077) White, 5.13% (699) Black or African American, 0.18% (24) Native American, 6.00% (818) Asian, 0.07% (10) Pacific Islander, 5.37% (732) from other races, and 2.02% (275) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 16.47% (2,246) of the population.

There were 4,984 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the borough, 22.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $80,338 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,790) and the median family income was $93,817 (+/- $13,746). Males had a median income of $55,248 (+/- $7,439) versus $46,447 (+/- $5,086) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,607 (+/- $3,321). About 0.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Middlesex, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Middlesex
Middlesex highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Middlesex highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Middlesex, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Middlesex, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40�34?29?N 74�29?54?W / 40.574627�N 74.498259�W / 40.574627; -74.498259Coordinates: 40�34?29?N 74�29?54?W / 40.574627�N 74.498259�W / 40.574627; -74.498259
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
Incorporated April 9, 1913
Government
 o Type Borough
 o Mayor Ronald S. Dobies (term ends December 31, 2015)
 o Clerk Kathleen Anello
Area
 o Total 3.540 sq mi (9.169 km2)
 o Land 3.518 sq mi (9.111 km2)
 o Water 0.022 sq mi (0.058 km2)  0.63%
Area rank 312th of 566 in state
16th of 25 in county
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 o Total 13,635
 o Estimate (2012 ) 13,737
 o Rank 182nd of 566 in state
17th of 25 in county
 o Density 3,876.2/sq mi (1,496.6/km2)
 o Density rank 159th of 566 in state
12th of 25 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 o Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08846
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3402345900
GNIS feature ID 0885299
Website www.middlesexboro.com