About Middlesex County

Also known as the "Heart" of New Jersey, Middlesex County is located squarely in the center of New Jersey and stretches from the Rahway River south to Mercer and Monmouth Counties and from Raritan Bay on the Atlantic Ocean west to Somerset County. The county is 318 square miles in size, has 25 municipalities which include the City of New Brunswick, the seat of Middlesex County Government, as well as extensive industrial, office, and residential areas.

The Municipalities of Middlesex County:

Carteret
Cranbury Township
Borough of Dunellen
East Brunswick Township
Township of Edison
Borough of Helmetta
Borough of Highland Park
Borough of Jamesburg
Borough of Metuchen
Borough of Middlesex
Borough of Milltown
Monroe Township
City of New Brunswick
Township of North Brunswick
Township of Old Bridge
City of Perth Amboy
Township of Piscataway
City of Plainsboro
Borough of Sayreville
City of South Amboy
South Brunswick Township
Borough of South Plainfield
Borough of South River
Borough of Spotwood
Township of Woodbridge

Middlesex County is the Place to do Business.

Some Major Employers Include:

Rutgers, The State University, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Insurance Company, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Silverline Building Products, St. Peter's University Hospital, Telcordia Technologies, JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Pathmark, Home Depot, United Parcel Service, AT&T, BASF (formerly Engelhard), Aetna, Fujitsu, Canon, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Middlesex County Demographics:

As of the 2010 Census, Middlesex County has a population of 809,858 and a median income for households of $77,615. The median age is 37.2 years. Middlesex County is the 2nd most populated county in New Jersey.

According to the Census, there were 170,070 people of Asian descent in Middlesex county accounting for 21% of the county's total population. Asian Indians account for 61.57% of the county's Asian population or 12.93%(104,705 people) of the county's total population. The population of Asian Indians in Middlesex county is larger than that of all the other sub-groups combined. Middlesex County had the largest population of Asian Indians of all the counties in New Jersey. Only Santa Clara County, California (117,596) and Queens County, New York (117,550) had a larger population of Asian Indians.

Not only has the Asian population risen dramatically but so has the Hispanic population. Between the 2000 and 2010 Census, Middlesex County has seen a 45% increase in the Hispanic population, with 18% of the population of Hispanic origin. Middlesex County represents every Latin American country from Mexico to Guatemala to Colombia and all that is in between. The largest Hispanic representation in Middlesex County is Puerto Rico.

As one can see, Middlesex County, NJ is highly diverse with over a third of the entire population having Asian or Latin American descent.