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New Brunswick is a city in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after King George I, Duke of Brunswick

The latitude of New Brunswick is 40.486N. The longitude is -74.452W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 49,803.


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Median household income
Local
$36,080
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Brunswick demographic reports
New Brunswick is on the Raritan River.
18th-century shipping center

Johnson & Johnson began manufacturing pharmaceuticals here in 1886

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 336. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· William Henry Vanderbilt, railroad baron
· Joyce Kilmer, poet
· Michael Douglas, actor
· Joe Theismann, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • New Jersey Folk Festival - April 28, 2007
  • New Jersey International Film Festival - June 1-July 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Brunswick web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: American Repertory Ballet
New Brunswick attractions: Johnson Park Zoo, Rutgers Gardens
Historic sites and museums: New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Buccleuch Mansion Museum, Rutgers University Geology Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, Hungarian Heritage Center
Colleges and universities: Rutgers University, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 140

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Sections below provide additional information and links about New Brunswick demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of New Brunswick residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Brunswick ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Brunswick was $14,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of New Brunswick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in New Brunswick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $747.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,278.


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Libraries in New Brunswick include New Brunswick Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in New Brunswick include WNJB.

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Politics

Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Brunswick political report.

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New Brunswick restaurants taking online reservations include Delta's, Nova Terra, Panico's, The Frog and the Peach ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for New Brunswick workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Brunswick between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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