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Middlesex County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2014: 836,297 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 750,162 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 136,540
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 50,607
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 177,377
Renter-occupied apartments: 94,039 (it was 88,438 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

35%

Land area: 310 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 2700 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Middlesex County: 122.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.0%), Educational, health and social services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Middlesex County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (49.2%)
  • Asian alone (21.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
New Jersey median age:  39.0 years
Males: 410,461  (49.1%)
Females: 425,836  (50.9%)

Middlesex County,NJ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Middlesex County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $78,643 ($61,446 in 1999)

This county:

$78,643
New Jersey:

$72,222

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $1,207 (lower quartile is $988, upper quartile is $1,496)
This county:

$1207
State:

$1085


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $332,900 (it was $164,400 in 2000)
Middlesex:

$332,900
New Jersey:

$322,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $248,300 - $440,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $387,884
Here:

$387,884
State:

$413,839

Townhouses or other attached units: $292,326
Here:

$292,326
State:

$278,381

In 2-unit structures: $233,841
Here:

$233,841
State:

$336,678

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,541
Here:

$167,541
State:

$276,421

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $208,324
Here:

$208,324
State:

$278,632

Mobile homes: $185,110
Here:

$185,110
State:

$76,578
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,382
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $959

Institutionalized population: 8,024
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Health of residents in Middlesex County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
72.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
73.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
9.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1850 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2001: 1533 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2002: 1623 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2003: 1808 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2004: 1899 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2005: 1774 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2006: 1177 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2007: 878 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2008: 589 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2009: 603 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2010: 836 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2011: 724 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2012: 738 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2013: 852 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2014: 783 buildings, average cost: $175,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $7,947 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $7,259 (2.3%)

Middlesex County household income distribution in 2009 Middlesex County home values distribution Middlesex County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.5%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.6% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.4% for American Indian residents, 34.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 8.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.5%
Middlesex County:

8.5%
New Jersey:

10.8%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.6% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.4% for American Indian residents, 34.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.5% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Middlesex County is $1009 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1187 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1490 a month.

Cities in this county include: Edison, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, East Brunswick, Sayreville, North Brunswick Township, Old Bridge, South Plainfield, Carteret, Woodbridge.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Middlesex County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Camp Wilson (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Tinicum Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Hunterdon County , Clinton County, Indiana , Franklin County, Ohio , Plumas County, California , Ohio County, West Virginia , Queens County, New York , Livingston County, Illinois , Peoria County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 54,877
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 181,761 (43% naturalized citizens)

Middlesex County:

24.2%
Whole state:

17.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 50,740
  • 1990 to 1994: 36,249
  • 1985 to 1989: 28,880
  • 1980 to 1984: 21,045
  • 1975 to 1979: 12,263
  • 1970 to 1974: 10,666
  • 1970 to 1974: 7,177
  • 1965 to 1969: 14,741
Note: State values scaled to Middlesex County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.6%

Middlesex County marital status for males Middlesex County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 146,921
  • One, attached: 30,048
  • Two: 20,100
  • 3 or 4: 15,959
  • 5 to 9: 15,858
  • 10 to 19: 21,055
  • 20 or more: 21,260
  • Mobile homes: 2,408
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Housing units in Middlesex County with a mortgage: 111,168 (10,022 second mortgage, 16,779 home equity loan, 457 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44,862

Here:

71.2% with mortgage
State:

71.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Middlesex County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic322,34074
Other48,71773
Mainline Protestant35,693113
Evangelical Protestant29,296130
Orthodox13,49114
Black Protestant5,87917
None354,442-
Middlesex County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 221
Middlesex County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Middlesex County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 477
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.6%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

23.8%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.2%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Middlesex County:

Average size of farms: 79 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,555
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1408.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,275
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $87,190
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.35
Corn for grain: 3855 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 758 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6370 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,089 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Middlesex County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from Middlesex County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 239.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 278.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.4 miles away from Middlesex County center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1694: April 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1694, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3257: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (22%)
  • Dominican Republic (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Colombia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Middlesex County (%):

  • Italian (15%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • Hungarian (2%)

Middlesex County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 270,256 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 40,402 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13,152 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 171 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 919 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16,078 (4%)
  • Ferryboat: 95 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,004 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 107 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 936 (0%)
  • Walked: 10,115 (3%)
  • Other means: 2,251 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,690 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Middlesex County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 9,390 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,370 people in nursing homes
  • 2,640 people in state prisons
  • 994 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 926 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 790 people in other group homes
  • 599 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 538 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 532 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 263 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 230 people in religious group quarters
  • 209 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 147 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 42 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 22 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 19 people in halfway houses

People in group quarters in Middlesex County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 13,766 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,665 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,957 people in state prisons
  • 989 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 774 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 399 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 385 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 365 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 283 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 122 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 45 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,752.

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($792 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

3.10% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($29,689 average AGI)
2.46% relocated from other states ($23,489 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

2.46%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NJ  0.57% ($46,633 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.55% ($51,397)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.39% ($56,722)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.36% ($68,143)
from Essex County, NJ  0.29% ($46,691)
from Mercer County, NJ  0.27% ($59,888)
from Kings County, NY  0.16% ($54,984)


6.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($888 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

3.30% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($32,145 average AGI)
3.03% relocated to other states ($26,288 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

3.03%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.65% ($64,341 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.50% ($66,985)
to Union County, NJ  0.46% ($49,757)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.34% ($68,685)
to Mercer County, NJ  0.33% ($73,725)
to New York County, NY  0.23% ($57,011)
to Ocean County, NJ  0.21% ($61,910)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 3.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Middlesex County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Middlesex County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 103,063 (89,740 aged, 13,323 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 21,770 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Middlesex County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (8,576)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (6,650)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,384)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,540)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (2,364)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,345)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,264)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,028)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,963)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,843)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,530
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 215
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,994

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,287
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 666
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3,410

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 57.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 16.9
  • Poisoning - 15.1
  • Firearm - 13.4
  • Other - 11.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 786,023
  • In family households: 685,318 (144,417 male householders, 58,537 female householders)
    157,214 spouses, 245,764 children (235,122 natural, 3,912 adopted, 6,730 stepchildren), 12,325 grandchildren, 10,608 brothers or sisters, 14,972 parents, 15,190 other relatives, 17,701 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 100,705 (34,701 male householders (26,114 living alone)), 43,531 female householders (37,036 living alone)), 22,473 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 23,835 (8,024 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 68,305 2-persons, 51,104 3-persons, 48,844 4-persons, 20,471 5-persons, 8,313 6-persons, 5,917 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 63,150 1-person, 11,378 2-persons, 1,881 3-persons, 918 4-persons, 440 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 233 7-or-more-persons.

132,678 married couples with children.
28,844 single-parent households (6,357 men, 22,487 women).

66.6% of residents of Middlesex County speak English at home.
12.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
12.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
6.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,635,387,000 ($4,631 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $183,266,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,417,311,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $882,106,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,666,000
Federal grants: $729,577,000
Federal procurement contracts: $335,350,000 ($140,183,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $262,379,000 ($21,986,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $121,827,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $484,224,000
Federal Government insurance: $522,036,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 55,838
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 29,177
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +43,606
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -29,817
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Middlesex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 30.89 millions of gallons per day (90% from ground, 10% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,039
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,322
  • 2000 to 2009: 24,237
  • 1990 to 1999: 33,056
  • 1980 to 1989: 43,729
  • 1970 to 1979: 41,985
  • 1960 to 1969: 51,723
  • 1950 to 1959: 52,503
  • 1940 to 1949: 18,165
  • 1939 or earlier: 27,835
Note: State values scaled to Middlesex population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Middlesex County population
  • 1 room: 168
  • 2 rooms: 1,142
  • 3 rooms: 4,934
  • 4 rooms: 13,167
  • 5 rooms: 31,166
  • 6 rooms: 40,491
  • 7 rooms: 34,876
  • 8 rooms: 30,470
  • 9+ rooms: 20,963
  • 1 room: 5,236
  • 2 rooms: 9,478
  • 3 rooms: 23,575
  • 4 rooms: 24,742
  • 5 rooms: 15,302
  • 6 rooms: 5,852
  • 7 rooms: 2,213
  • 8 rooms: 1,262
  • 9+ rooms: 778
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Middlesex County population
  • no bedroom: 468
  • 1 bedroom: 6,123
  • 2 bedrooms: 38,742
  • 3 bedrooms: 76,401
  • 4 bedrooms: 46,540
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9,103
  • no bedroom: 5,820
  • 1 bedroom: 38,804
  • 2 bedrooms: 30,595
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,252
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,335
  • 5+ bedrooms: 632
Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Middlesex County population
  • no vehicle: 7,966
  • 1 vehicle: 49,397
  • 2 vehicles: 83,259
  • 3 vehicles: 26,586
  • 4 vehicles: 7,776
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,393
  • no vehicle: 14,803
  • 1 vehicle: 42,676
  • 2 vehicles: 25,015
  • 3 vehicles: 4,215
  • 4 vehicles: 961
  • 5+ vehicles: 768

61% of Middlesex County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in New Jersey.

Middlesex County:

61.5%
State average:

62.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 377,790
  • Northeast: 133,874
  • Midwest: 10,704
  • South: 23,292
  • West: 5,437

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $152,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Middlesex County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.1%)
  • Electricity (5.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (69.5%)
  • Electricity (17.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,455
Here:

11.7%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,209
Here:

10.7%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,202
Here:

18.6%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Middlesex County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $14,679,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,990,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $40,106,000
    Regular Highways: $10,890,000
    Health - Other: $2,182,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,591,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $524,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $82,804,000
    Other Higher Education: $77,240,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,333,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,241,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,710,000
    Health - Other: $24,480,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,606,000
    Police Protection: $17,403,000
    Regular Highways: $10,429,000
    Financial Administration: $9,068,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,376,000
    Hospitals: $5,768,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,404,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,277,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,188,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,739,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,296,000
    Corrections - Other: $913,000
    Local Fire Protection: $754,000
    Parking Facilities: $732,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $364,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $302,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,456,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $74,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $501,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $151,793,000

Middlesex County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $42,802,000
    All Other: $16,935,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $417,000
    Parks and Recreation: $392,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
    Regular Highways: $113,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $9,308,000
    All Other: $7,328,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,425,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,253,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $17,119,000
    All Other: $8,886,000
    Highways: $2,943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,592,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,325,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,455,000
    Rents: $3,421,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $739,000
    Sale of Property: $617,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $93,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $31,912,000
    All Other: $29,165,000
    Public Welfare: $16,139,000
    Highways: $14,687,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,980,000
  • Tax - Property: $229,164,000
    Other License: $10,120,000

Middlesex County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,477,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,843,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $103,400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $99,900,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,999,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,365,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,500,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $111,710,000
    Beginning: $100,720,000

Middlesex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,389,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,263,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,033,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 10,712
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,895
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,817
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,169
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,447
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,096
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,930
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,839
Middlesex County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Middlesex County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 177 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,262$260,5203,759$253,71517,946$254,706826$107,34026$5,706,500534$194,22730$73,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED175$257,154522$268,3681,844$261,458137$80,0220$055$200,1274$55,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED459$261,022760$251,9917,277$272,828764$79,7045$2,657,800370$226,79728$99,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN376$254,189568$261,7804,500$266,645196$141,9237$306,571169$189,4974$72,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS127$271,976203$273,7831,255$271,16164$105,9221$200,00041$184,6340$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 166 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED549$282,889328$312,0911$126,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED212$290,783171$313,0473$221,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$273,981125$314,1440$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$285,84251$308,1571$247,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS30$280,5679$292,6671$126,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Middlesex County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6,63173.5 years
Mary5,76180.1 years
Joseph4,66873.8 years
William3,38572.5 years
Anna3,29481.3 years
Helen3,16479.2 years
Frank2,46474.6 years
George2,35074.1 years
James2,22670.9 years
Margaret2,19978.4 years
Most common last names in Middlesex County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith86474.3 years
Miller58475.4 years
Johnson50874.6 years
Brown44673.7 years
Williams34272.8 years
Jones28674.2 years
Anderson28175.3 years
Toth26075.0 years
Davis24273.4 years
Patel23471.9 years
Businesses in Middlesex County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven33Jimmy John's1
A&P4JoS. A. Bank2
ALDI2Johnny Rockets1
ALDO1Jones New York9
AMF Bowling1Journeys2
AT&T16Justice4
Ace Hardware1KFC8
Advance Auto Parts6Kmart2
Aeropostale3Knights Inn1
Aerosoles1Kohl's3
American Eagle Outfitters2Kroger2
Ann Taylor3LA Fitness3
Applebee's3La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Bryant2
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture6
Audi1LensCrafters3
AutoZone8Little Caesars Pizza3
Avenue3Lowe's4
BMW1Macy's4
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Marriott5
Bakers2Marshalls4
Bally Total Fitness1MasterBrand Cabinets64
Banana Republic2McDonald's20
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse3
Baskin-Robbins15Motel 62
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity5
Bebe1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond2New York & Co4
Ben & Jerry's1Nike13
Best Western3Nissan3
Blockbuster6Office Depot1
Brookstone1Old Navy1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Olive Garden2
Budget Car Rental2On The Border1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback3
Burger King21Outback Steakhouse3
CVS15Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express1
Catherines2Panera Bread4
Charlotte Russe2Papa John's Pizza7
Chevrolet3Pathmark6
Chick-Fil-A1Payless11
Chico's2Penske4
Chipotle2PetSmart4
Cinnabon 2Pier 1 Imports2
Circle K4Pizza Hut5
Clarks2Popeyes4
Cold Stone Creamery4Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Coldwater Creek2Quiznos5
Comfort Inn1RadioShack12
Comfort Suites2Ramada2
Costco1Raymour & Flanigan1
Crate & Barrel1Red Lobster3
Curves4Red Robin1
DHL3Red Roof Inn2
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid17
Days Hotel1Ruby Tuesday4
Days Inn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Decora Cabinetry14SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys2Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza9Sears10
DressBarn2Sephora1
Dressbarn1Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts71Spencer Gifts2
Express2Sprint Nextel7
Extended Stay America1Staples8
Extended Stay Deluxe1Starbucks16
Famous Footwear3Stop & Shop8
Fashion Bug2Studio 61
FedEx143Subaru2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subway40
Foot Locker3T-Mobile3
Ford3T.G.I. Driday's4
Forever 212T.J.Maxx2
GNC14Taco Bell8
GameStop15Talbots1
Gap3Target3
Goodwill1The Limited1
Gymboree2The Room Place9
H&M1Torrid2
H&R Block18Toyota4
Haagen-Dazs1Toys"R"Us6
Harmon Face Values5True Value1
Hilton5U-Haul22
Holiday Inn8UPS161
Hollister Co.2Verizon Wireless8
Home Depot6Victoria's Secret2
HomeTown Buffet1Volkswagen1
Homestead Studio Suites1Walgreens11
Honda2Walmart5
Hot Topic1Wendy's12
Houlihan's1Wet Seal2
Hyatt1White Castle5
Hyundai2Wine & Spirits1
IHOP2World Gym1
JCPenney2YMCA10
Jamba Juice1

Middlesex County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"