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Middlesex County, New Jersey

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Middlesex County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. As of 2000, the population is 750,162. Its county seat is New Brunswick6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 835 km² (323 mi²). 802 km² (310 mi²) of it is land and 33 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.97% water.

Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central New Jersey in that it is largely flat, with minimal relief. The highest point is a hill in a residential neighborhood in South Brunswick Township of approximately 300 feet (91.4 m) above sea level; the low elevation is sea level.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 750,162 people, 265,815 households, and 190,855 families residing in the county. The population density is 935/km² (2,422/mi²). There are 273,637 housing units at an average density of 341/km² (884/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 68.42% White, 9.13% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 13.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.71% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 13.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 265,815 households out of which 34.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 22.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.74 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 32.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $61,446, and the median income for a family is $70,749. Males have a median income of $49,683 versus $35,054 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,535. 6.60% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.20% of those under the age of 18 and 6.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

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1947 road map
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An old county route shield; this road is now maintained by Cranbury Township
Regions of New Jersey Flag of New Jersey
Jersey Shore | Meadowlands | North Jersey | Pine Barrens | South Jersey | New York metropolitan area | Delaware Valley
Largest cities

Atlantic City | Bayonne | Camden | Clifton | East Orange | Elizabeth | Hackensack | Hoboken | Jersey City | Linden | Long Branch | New Brunswick | Newark | Passaic | Paterson | Perth Amboy | Plainfield | Trenton | Union City | Vineland

Counties of New Jersey

Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | Essex | Gloucester | Hudson | Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren

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