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Branchburg township, NJ map Land area: 20.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 14,566 (88% urban, 12% rural)
Males: 7,148  (49.1%)
Females: 7,418  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 14,566 (13,308 owner occupied, 1,258 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

34%


Races in Branchburg township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.3%
  • Black: 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 37.8

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Average household size: 2.76

Branchburg township:

2.8 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $113,153 ($96,864 in 1999)
This township:

$113,153
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,347 (lower quartile is $920, upper quartile is $1,789)
Here:

$1,347
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $485,569 (it was $268,700 in 2000)
Branchburg township:

$485,569
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $398,752 - $621,386

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $621,550
Here:

$621,550
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $378,922
Here:

$378,922
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $507,968
Here:

$507,968
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $284,907
Here:

$284,907
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $482,737
Here:

$482,737
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $30,970
Here:

$30,970
State:

$53,584
Population density: 719 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.9%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.5%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Branchburg township: Ralph Reeve Cultural Center (A), Branchburg Rescue Squad (B), Country Hills Fire Company Station 2 (C), Neshanic Volunteer Fire Company (D), North Branch Volunteer Fire Company (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Branchburg township: Neshanic United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: North Branch Reformed Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holland Brook (A), Chambers Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,565 (57% naturalized citizens)

Branchburg township:  10.7%
State:  17.5%

62% of Branchburg township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in New Jersey.

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

  • This state: 8606
  • Northeast: 2717
  • Midwest: 538
  • South: 682
  • West: 335

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $269,400


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,940
  • One, attached: 715
  • Two: 46
  • 3 or 4: 86
  • 5 to 9: 96
  • 10 to 19: 213
  • 20 to 49: 174
  • 50 or more: 28
  • Mobile homes: 152

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,600


Housing units in Branchburg township with a mortgage: 3,408 (274 second mortgage, 476 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 682

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 97
  • 1995 to 1998: 599
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,074
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,394
  • 1970 to 1979: 814
  • 1960 to 1969: 528
  • 1950 to 1959: 391
  • 1940 to 1949: 175
  • 1939 or earlier: 378

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Branchburg township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 67
  • 4 rooms: 149
  • 5 rooms: 490
  • 6 rooms: 664
  • 7 rooms: 795
  • 8 rooms: 1,185
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,344

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Branchburg township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 133
  • 5 rooms: 162
  • 6 rooms: 43
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9 or more rooms: 35

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Branchburg township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 67
  • 2 bedrooms: 744
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,464
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,957
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 470

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Branchburg township:

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 181
  • 2 bedrooms: 244
  • 3 bedrooms: 140
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 24

Cars and other vehicles available in Branchburg township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 147
  • 1 vehicle: 884
  • 2 vehicles: 2,544
  • 3 vehicles: 823
  • 4 vehicles: 232
  • 5 or more vehicles: 72

Cars and other vehicles available in Branchburg township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 225
  • 2 vehicles: 289
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Branchburg township:

  • Italian (19.9%)
  • Irish (14.3%)
  • German (12.0%)
  • Polish (7.7%)
  • English (6.6%)
  • United States or American (3.4%)
  • Ukrainian (2.0%)

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

  • India (20%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Taiwan (6%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,910 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 287 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 57 (1%)
  • Railroad: 115 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 55 (1%)
  • Other means: 54 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 243 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

87.4% of residents of Branchburg township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
7.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,562
  • In family households: 13,071 (3,555 male householders, 499 female householders)
    3,690 spouses, 4,939 children (4,717 natural, 91 adopted, 131 stepchildren), 57 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 113 parents, 121 other relatives, 84 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,491 (505 male householders (420 living alone)), 752 female householders (633 living alone)), 234 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,407 2-persons, 915 3-persons, 1,193 4-persons, 430 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,053 1-person, 196 2-persons, 8 5-persons,

3,588 married couples with children.
303 single-parent households (60 men, 243 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 222
Here:

12.1%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

20.6%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 139
Here:

29.3%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Branchburg township:

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