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North Brunswick, New Jersey
Township
Township of North Brunswick
North Brunswick Township highlighted in Middlesex County.
North Brunswick Township highlighted in Middlesex County.
Coordinates: 40°27′01″N 74°28′46″W / 40.450387°N 74.479455°W / 40.450387; -74.479455Coordinates: 40°27′01″N 74°28′46″W / 40.450387°N 74.479455°W / 40.450387; -74.479455[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
Established c. 1764
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Government[6]
 • Type Mayor-Council-Administrator
 • Mayor Francis "Mac" Womack, III (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator Robert Lombard[4]
 • Clerk Lisa Russo[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 12.272 sq mi (31.783 km2)
 • Land 11.997 sq mi (31.071 km2)
 • Water 0.275 sq mi (0.712 km2)  2.24%
Area rank 187th of 566 in state
10th of 25 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 121 ft (37 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 40,742
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 41,218
 • Rank 50th of 566 in state
10th of 25 in county[12]
 • Density 3,396.2/sq mi (1,311.3/km2)
 • Density rank 192nd of 566 in state
14th of 25 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08902[13]
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3402352560[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0882164[16][2]
Website http://www.northbrunswicknj.gov/

North Brunswick is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the population was 40,742,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 4,455 (+12.3%) from the 36,287 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,000 (+16.0%) from the 31,287 counted in the 1990 Census.[17] Located south of the city of New Brunswick, North Brunswick was named for its earlier-established neighbor, South Brunswick, New Jersey.[18] The "Brunswick" comes from New Brunswick, which was named after the German city of Braunschweig (formerly translated in English as Brunswick) or for the British royal House of Brunswick. North and South Brunswick, in turn, became the namesakes for East Brunswick.

History[edit]

North Brunswick was first mentioned in Middlesex Freeholder Board minutes of February 28, 1779. North Brunswick Township was incorporated on February 21, 1798, as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature.[19] Portions of the township have since separated into East Brunswick Township (February 28, 1860), and Milltown (January 29, 1889).[19]

Geography[edit]

North Brunswick Township is located at 40°27′01″N 74°28′46″W / 40.450387°N 74.479455°W / 40.450387; -74.479455 (40.450387,-74.479455). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 12.272 square miles (31.783 km2), of which, 11.997 square miles (31.071 km2) of it is land and 0.275 square miles (0.712 km2) of it (2.24%) is water.[1][2] The township includes the Berdine's Corner, Adams, Black Horse, Red Lion and Maple Meade sections.[citation needed] The northern portion of the township, near the New Brunswick border, is mainly middle class while the southern and eastern sections tend to be more affluent, with a few homes priced around $1 million.[citation needed]

Like many other New Jersey communities, North Brunswick is faced with the issues of suburban sprawl and open space preservation. The 105.21 acre[20] Otken Farm property on Route 130 between Adams Lane and Renaissance Boulevard was purchased by the township to be converted into North Brunswick Community Park, which opened in April 2007.[21][22] The nearby Pulda Farm, on Route 130 at Wood Avenue, however may be developed into an age-restricted community pending legal challenge.[23] Re-development of the site of the former Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical plant on U.S. Route 1 between Adams Lane and Aaron Road is currently the subject of a public hearing process that will determine the what may be built on the property. There is also discussion of building a New Jersey Transit commuter railroad station on the site, along the Northeast Corridor Line. Other parcels slated for development into retail shopping centers include the currently wooded corner of Route 130 and Adams Lane diagonally across from the Maple Meade Plaza.[24]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 2,312
1810 3,980
1820 4,275 7.4%
1830 5,274 23.4%
1840 5,866 11.2%
1850 10,019 70.8%
1860 1,145 * −88.6%
1870 1,124 −1.8%
1880 1,251 11.3%
1890 1,238 −1.0%
1900 847 * −31.6%
1910 990 16.9%
1920 1,399 41.3%
1930 3,622 158.9%
1940 4,562 26.0%
1950 6,450 41.4%
1960 10,099 56.6%
1970 16,691 65.3%
1980 22,220 33.1%
1990 31,287 40.8%
2000 36,287 16.0%
2010 40,742 12.3%
Est. 2012 41,218 [11] 1.2%
Population sources: 1790-1920[25]
1840[26] 1870[27][28] 1880-1890[29]
1890-1910[30] 1910-1930[31]
1930-1990[32] 2000[33][34] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[19]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 40,742 people, 14,551 households, and 10,404 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,396.2 per square mile (1,311.3 /km2). There were 15,045 housing units at an average density of 1,254.1 per square mile (484.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 46.61% (18,991) White, 17.47% (7,116) Black or African American, 0.42% (171) Native American, 24.27% (9,888) Asian, 0.04% (15) Pacific Islander, 8.16% (3,323) from other races, and 3.04% (1,238) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 17.73% (7,223) of the population.[8]

There were 14,551 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22.[8]

In the township, 23.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.5 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,469 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,515) and the median family income was $91,053 (+/- $3,268). Males had a median income of $60,285 (+/- $3,591) versus $50,018 (+/- $2,499) for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,944 (+/- $1,441). About 4.5% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.[35]

2000 Census[edit]

At the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 36,287 people, 13,635 households and 9,367 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,018.3 per square mile (1,165.6/km2). There were 13,932 housing units at an average density of 1,158.8 per square mile (447.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 62.73% White, 15.27% African American, 0.17% Native American, 14.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.70% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.40% of the population.[33][34]

There were 13,635 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.[33][34]

23.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.[33][34]

The median household income in the township was $61,325, and the median income for a family was $70,812. Males had a median income of $48,961 versus $35,971 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,431. 4.7% of the population and 2.7% of families were below the poverty line. 4.7% of the population and 2.7% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total people living in poverty, 4.0% were under the age of 18 and 8.5% were 65 or older.[33][34]

In addition to the township's residents, an average daily population of 1,182 inmates are housed at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center, located on Route 130 at Apple Orchard Lane.[36]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

North Brunswick is one of a small number of municipalities using the Mayor-Council-Administrator form of local government in New Jersey. It was formed as a result of a Charter Study in 1982. One of the variations available under the Faulkner Act, the Mayor is directly elected by the voters and serves a term of four years, while the Township Council is composed of six Council Members elected at large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two Council seats up for election each year.[6][37] The primary responsibilities of the Council are to serve as the legislative body of the township, approve the annual budget presented by the Mayor, approve payment of bills and serve as liaisons to several Boards and Committees.

As of 2012, the Mayor of North Brunswick is Francis "Mac" Womack III, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015.[38] Members of the Township Council are Council President Shanti Narra, Ralph Andrews, Bob Corbin, Bob Davis, Cathy Nicola and Carlo Socio.[39]

Former recent mayors include Paul Matacera, who served for more than 16 years, and David Spaulding, the township's first Republican mayor in over 25 years.

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

North Brunswick Township is located in the 12th Congressional District[40] and is part of New Jersey's 17th state legislative district.[9][41][42]

New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Rush D. Holt, Jr. (D, Hopewell Township).[43] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[44][45] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[46][47]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 17th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Bob Smith (D, Piscataway) and in the General Assembly by Upendra J. Chivukula (D, Franklin Township) and Joseph V. Egan (D, New Brunswick)[48][49] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[50] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[51]

Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director. As of 2014, Middlesex County's Freeholders (with committee chairmanship, party affiliation, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios (Ex-officio on all committees - D, term ends December 31, 2015; Carteret),[52] Freeholder Deputy Director Carol Barrett Bellante (County Administration - D, 2014; Monmouth Junction, South Brunswick Township),[53] Kenneth Armwood (Business Development and Education - D, 2016; Piscataway),[54] Charles Kenny (Finance - D, 2016; Woodbridge Township),[55] H. James Polos (Public Safety and Health - D, 2015; Highland Park),[56] Charles E. Tomaro (Infrastructure Management - D, 2014; Edison)[57] and Blanquita B. Valenti (Community Services - D, 2016; New Brunswick).[58][59][60][61][62] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn (D; Old Bridge Township),[63] Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (D, 2016; Piscataway)[64] and Surrogate Kevin J. Hoagland (D, 2017; New Brunswick).[59][65]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 22,079 registered voters in North Brunswick Township, of which 8,302 (37.6%) were registered as Democrats, 2,410 (10.9%) were registered as Republicans and 11,352 (51.4%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 15 voters registered to other parties.[66]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 65.0% of the vote here (10,290 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 33.3% (5,270 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (156 votes), among the 15,837 ballots cast by the township's 22,580 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.1%.[67] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 58.4% of the vote here (8,180 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 40.3% (5,643 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (125 votes), among the 14,010 ballots cast by the township's 20,477 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 68.4.[68]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 48.3% of the vote here (4,482 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 43.7% (4,056 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.9% (547 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (95 votes), among the 9,279 ballots cast by the township's 21,714 registered voters, yielding a 42.7% turnout.[69]

Education[edit]

The North Brunswick Township Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[70]) are the four elementary schools — John Adams Elementary School (PreK-5; 714 students), Arthur M. Judd Elementary School (PreK-5; 713), Livingston Park Elementary School (K-5; 738), Parsons Elementary School (K-5; 669) — Linwood Middle School for grades 6 - 8 (1,330) and North Brunswick Township High School for grades 9-12 (1,803). The district's high school was recognized in 1999-2000 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.[71]

Portions of the Cook College of Rutgers University is located on College Farm Road off Route 1 on the northern end of the township.[72] DeVry University has a campus in North Brunswick on U.S. Route 1 between Milltown Road and Ryders Lane. Anthem Institute has a branch on Route 1 on the Technology Centre of New Jersey campus. Ross University's administrative offices are located on the DeVry University site.

Transportation[edit]

Major roads in North Brunswick include:

Limited access roads are accessible outside the township, such as Interstate 287 in bordering Franklin Township. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) is accessible from exits in East Brunswick and South Brunswick.[72]

New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJT) originates trains to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan during peak hours from the Jersey Avenue station in New Brunswick. A new North Brunswick station on its Northeast Corridor Line has been proposed for the former Johnson & Johnson site on Route 1 and Aaron Road.[84] In January 2013 NJT announced that the station would be built in 2018 in conjunction with the transit-oriented development. In addition to the new station the agency plans to build a flyover (balloon loop and flying junction) called the MId-Line Loop south of the new station allowing trains turn around and enter and leave the Northeast Corridor without crossing over tracks.[85]

NJ Transit provides local bus service on the 811 and 814 routes.[86][87]

Community[edit]

The Italian American community of North Brunswick and other Middlesex County towns celebrate their heritage annually at Carnevale Italiano, a 20 year old carnival organized by the Italian-American Social Club. This event has been a huge part of North Brunswick's culture, as Middlesex County ranks fourth out of New Jersey's 21 counties in its population of Italian Americans.[88] A highlight of the carnival is a fireworks show by Grucci.[89]

Each year, the sports associations of the township host the North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival.

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of North Brunswick include:

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