Iselin, New Jersey

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Iselin, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Map of Iselin CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Map of Iselin CDP in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°34′09″N 74°19′16″W / 40.569295°N 74.321106°W / 40.569295; -74.321106Coordinates: 40°34′09″N 74°19′16″W / 40.569295°N 74.321106°W / 40.569295; -74.321106
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township Woodbridge
Area[1]
 • Total 3.190 sq mi (8.263 km2)
 • Land 3.189 sq mi (8.261 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)  0.03%
Elevation[2] 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
 • Total 18,695
 • Density 5,861.5/sq mi (2,263.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08830[4]
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3434470[1][5][6]
GNIS feature ID 2389973[1][7]

Iselin /ˈɪzɛlɪn/ is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.[8][9] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 18,695.[3]

Previously known as Perrytown and Unionville, Iselin received its current name after a New York investment banker and philanthropist Adrian George Iselin in the 1870s. He established a finishing school for girls from wealthy New York families there and subsidized the erection of a new train station currently known as Metropark.[10][11] The largest bordering town of Iselin is Edison.

Geography[edit]

Iselin is located at 40°34′09″N 74°19′16″W / 40.569295°N 74.321106°W / 40.569295; -74.321106 (40.569295,-74.321106). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.190 square miles (8.263 km2), of which, 3.189 square miles (8.261 km2) of it is land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of it (0.03%) is water.[1][12]

Education[edit]

Iselin public school students attend the schools of the Woodbridge Township School District. Elementary Schools #18, #24 and #26 are located in Iselin as well as Iselin Middle School and John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.

There is also the Roman Catholic St. Cecelia's School.

Downtown area[edit]

Iselin's downtown is centered on Oak Tree Road, bound by the Garden State Parkway to the West, and Route 27 (Lincoln Highway) to the East. Once home to a wide array of shops, eateries, services, and complemented by a single-screen 1920s movie palace, the area was in obvious decline in the 1980s. An influx of Asian Indian immigration beginning in the early 1990s led to the area's revitalization. Formerly vacant stores were tenanted, and additional retail spaces built as the area became known for its high quality Indian food, sweets, clothing (particularly saris), jewelry, music, and other goods.

Metropark[edit]

An area known as Metropark, consisting primarily of office parks and large office buildings, lies in the southwestern corner of Iselin and spills over into neighboring Edison. The New Jersey Transit and Amtrak Metropark Station is named for this area.

In addition to a Hilton Hotel and the train station, Metropark also features the headquarters of Ansell Limited, Engelhard Corporation (acquired by BASF in 2006) and Eaton Corporation's Filtration Division. Other corporate residents in the area include Siemens AG,[13] Tata Consultancy Services, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Accenture, Level 3, BT (British Telecom), UBS AG and TIAA-CREF.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 16,141
2000 16,698 3.5%
2010 18,695 12.0%
Population sources:
1990-2010[8] 2000[14] 2010[3]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,695 people, 6,445 households, and 4,892 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,861.5 per square mile (2,263.1 /km2). There were 6,718 housing units at an average density of 2,106.3 per square mile (813.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 41.47% (7,753) White, 6.72% (1,257) Black or African American, 0.33% (62) Native American, 46.12% (8,623) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.26% (423) from other races, and 3.09% (577) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.12% (1,332) of the population.[3]

There were 6,445 households, of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.39.[3]

In the CDP, 21.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.[3]

According to the 2010 American Community Survey, 37.4% of Iselin residents identified themselves as being Indian American.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[5] there were 16,698 people, 6,007 households, and 4,511 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,059.8/km2 (5,327.6/mi2). There were 6,137 housing units at an average density of 757.0/km2 (1,958.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.65% White, 6.02% African American, 0.12% Native American, 25.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.47% of the population.[14]

There were 6,007 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.24.[14]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.[14]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,424, and the median income for a family was $71,913. Males had a median income of $50,145 versus $36,131 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,793. About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Iselin Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed June 23, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Iselin CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 30, 2012.
  4. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Iselin, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed April 25, 2012.
  5. ^ a b American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 23, 2012.
  7. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  8. ^ a b New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed November 30, 2012.
  9. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 30, 2012.
  10. ^ Encyclopedia of New Jersey, p. 414
  11. ^ Virginia Bergen Troeger, Robert J. McEwen (2002). Woodbridge: New Jersey's Oldest Township, p. 113
  12. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  13. ^ Garbarine, Rachelle. "Commercial Property/New Jersey; Siemens Plans $120 Million Redevelopment in Iselin", The New York Times, July 8, 2001. Accessed June 23, 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Iselin CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 30, 2012.